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Jeffrey Earnhardt Scores Top 10 in Nashville After Spin

This past weekend at Nashville Superspeedway, Jeffrey Earnhardt scored a top-10 finish for team Sam Hunt Racing. On top of this past weekend’s seventh-place finish, J. Earnhardt has also scored a second-place finish at Talladega. Wondering how he fared at Nashville Superspeedway? Read on.

Ryan Preece and Jeffrey Earnhardt racing side by side by side. (Photo: Kevin Ritchie | The Podium Finish)

Initially, Jeffrey Earnhardt qualified in 11th place for the Tennessee Lottery 250. Early on in the race, J. Earnhardt reported his No. 26 ForeverLawn Inc. Supra was feeling free going into the turns. At the conclusion of the first stage, J. Earnhardt was in 15th place. He would pit for four tires, fuel, and some adjustments before restarting in 10th place. By the end of stage two, he was back up to 12th place.

During the third and final stage of the race on lap 116, J. Earnhardt and Sheldon Creed in the No. 2 car were racing for 11th place. Earnhardt got loose under Creed, made a little bit of contact and the 26 car spun around. Luckily, he was able to straighten out the Supra and avoid any further contact. This minor setback would not be enough to end the day for the 26 team. J. Earnhardt and his 26 team would have to fight hard to get back toward the front of the pack. After the spin, J. Earnhardt would restart in 21st place, and in 19 laps, he was able to move up back into 13th place. 

With only 10 laps to go in the race, J. Earnhardt was in eighth place and looking to gain more positions. Before the race’s end, he would make a pass to move forward one more spot, securing his second-highest finish of the season so far.

Jeffrey Earnhardt’s part-time schedule has been pretty busy this season, with races such as the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, Auto Club Speedway, the spring Atlanta race, and Charlotte Motor Speedway, among others. But his schedule doesn’t stop this weekend.

J. Earnhardt’s next race is in two weeks at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 9th at 5:00 PM EST on USA Network. But in the meantime, if you can’t get enough Xfinity racing, there will be a race next weekend at Road America. Tune in at 2:30 PM EST toUSA Network.

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