This news came as a MAJOR shock to us all!
NASCAR is full of many changes throughout it’s offseason. Teams in particular go under many changes within their staff and the numbers of drivers they have.
Unfortunately, those certain changes are effecting one NASCAR driver in a major way. The team owner of Go Fas Racing, Archie St. Hilaire, announced that they are getting rid of their No. 32 car driver, Jeffrey Earnhardt.
St. Hilaire released the news to Frontstretch without a trace of sympathy in his words. Apparently the team is trying to slim down, and they can’t afford 4 to 5 cars.
“Jeffrey won’t be back. We really want to focus on one driver for the year. We’re talking to several parties, but that’s our goal. We’ve been doing this for four years with multiple drivers. Our goal is to find one driver. If we have to, we’ll find two, but not four or five. It’s time to move the program up.”
Fortunately the team’s primary sponsor, Can Am, announced that they will be extending their deal with Go Fas Racing for the next two seasons, with 13 races as a primary sponsor. Go Fas’s goal as a team is to have a strong driver or two and then gain affiliation with another, bigger team.
“A couple of goals we have for next year is to run better, have an affiliation with another Ford team that we’re talking to and hoping the whole team can step it up. We’re talking to both of them (Team Penske and Roush Fenway Racing), but we’ll be affiliated with a team next year.”
There has been no word as to whether Jeffrey will be driving with another team or not. For now it looks like the driver is in Limbo.
Luckily Earnhardt has a couple of months to figure it all out. We wish him the best of luck!