Jeffrey Earnhardt will drive the No. 0 JD Motorsports Chevrolet for the rest of this NASCAR Xfinity Series season, he announced on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. On Saturday, May 30 Earnhardt confirmed the team has agreed to elevate his schedule with the team from a part-time schedule to running the rest of this season.
On today's #TheFrontStretch with @RacingGuy, driver @JEarnhardt1 announced he'll be in the number 0 Chevrolet for @JDMotorsports01 for the remainder of the 2020 @NASCAR_Xfinity season… pic.twitter.com/aJnN0qnTdK
— SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90) (@SiriusXMNASCAR) May 30, 2020
Earnhardt previously competed with JD Motorsports full-time in the Xfinity Series in 2014. That year, he finished in 18th in the championship standings.
Overall, the 30-year-old has 75 starts in the Xfinity Series with one top five and three top-10 finishes. He notched his career-best result of third in the 2019 Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway while driving the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.
This season, Earnhardt has competed in two races, both with JD Motorsports. He has finished 23rd and 25th respectively in both the races since the Xfinity Series’ return. He is currently 33rd in the championship standings despite not competing in five of the seven races this season. The No. 0 team is 24th in the owners’ point standings.
Earnhardt joins rookie Jesse Little as the two full-time drivers for JD Motorsports this season. Little drives the No. 4 Chevrolet and the team also fields the Nos. 6 and 15. Colby Howard, BJ McLeod, and Mike Wallace also will drive for the team this season.