Jeffrey Earnhardt and StarCom Racing Split Following Auto Club 400

StarCom Racing announced via Facebook Sunday night that the organization and Jeffrey Earnhardt has mutually agreed to go different directions following Sunday's race at Auto Club Speedway.

"We want to thank Jeffrey Earnhardt for his time at SCR, we have mutually agreed to move in different directions at this time. It was a pleasure working together and we wish much success to Jeffrey and his team."

Earnhardt joined the organization during the off-season after Earnhardt found himself without a ride when Joe Falk and Curtis Key went their separate ways. Earnhardt earned his best career start this weekend at Auto Club Speedway, Earnhardt also earned his career-best finish with StarCom Racing last month in the Daytona 500. He finished 21st. As for the future of both parties, the future is unknown. StarCom Racing will announce their replacement for Martinsville this weekend.

"Stay tuned this week for more information on who will be at the wheel of the 00 in Martinville."

Earnhardt's crew went to Facebook to comment on the split.

"JEI Crew here. Wanted to let everyone know that tonight was Jeffrey’s last race with the 00 team. They are wonderful people and we’re very appreciative to have had the opportunity to work with them and begin the 2018 season. Jeffrey & JEI will be exploring other options and working on some new sponsorship programs. There’s some very exciting news on the horizon and we’re confident you’ll be pleased with the outcome. Strategic pause time."

Stay tuned to The Motorsports News Source for more information on Earnhardt's future and who will pilot the No. 00 this weekend at Martinsville. (Koelle,2018)

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