Earnhardt finds a ride with JD Motorsports

Jul 5, 2013; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Jeffrey Earnhardt (79) spins out off of turn four after wrecking with Travis Pastrana (60) , Robert Richardson Jr. (23) , Jason White (24) during the Subway Firecracker 250. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Jeffrey Earnhardt will continue his stock car racing career in 2014, teaming with JD Motorsports with Gary Keller to run the full Nationwide Series schedule for the first time.

Earnhardt and veteran Nationwide Series owner Johnny Davis recently announced the partnership. Earnhardt will join teammate Landon Cassill to run the complete Nationwide schedule in Chevrolets fielded by JD Motorsports with Gary Keller. Earnhardt will run car No. 4, while Cassill will be in the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller No. 01.

Earnhardt, 24, ran 17 Nationwide series races in 2013 after running two each in 2009 and 2011 and six in 2012. He also has run 10 Truck series events.

“It’s a great opportunity for me,” said Earnhardt, son of former NASCAR driver Kerry Earnhardt and grandson of the legendary Dale Earnhardt Sr. “This sport runs in my family, and it’s where I want to be every week. Racing with Johnny and Gary and the guys will give me a shot at running well every week and adding on the experience I need.”

He finished fifth in K&N Pro Series East points in 2007.

“I’ve sort of gotten my feet wet, but I need to be out there every race getting to know the ins and outs,” Earnhardt said. “JD Motorsports with Gary Keller has been there and done that. I think we can do good things together.”

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