[media-credit name=”Barry Albert” align=”alignright” width=”266″][/media-credit]Earlier this week Jeffrey Earnhardt (Jeffrey Earnhardt Inc., JEI) was informed through a press release written by Rick Ware Racing (RWR), that effective immediately Earnhardt was being removed from RWR’s no.1 Fuel Doctor USA Chevrolet due to a breach of contract between RWR and JEI.
“It is disheartening that all the effort, time and money spent on Jeffrey have been for nothing, but we have been given no choice but to look for another driver.” stated owner Rick Ware.
But just one day later, Earnhardt is back in RWR’s no.1 for Saturday’s Kroger 250 Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race Martinsville Speedway.
The dispute started after claims that JEI breached their contract by “shopping around for another team, eluding that sponsorship was coming with them.”
Lack of communication between RWR and JEI., emotions and lack of sponsorship contributed to the release. Both sides have come to an agreement for Jeffrey Earnhardt to compete at Martinsville.
“We just want to race, and sometimes the issues of business just seem to make us lose focus on why we are here!” stated Rick Ware. “Jeffrey will be in the truck at Martinsville and we will work hard to continue to keep him in that seat. The amount of effort we have poured into his career and having a place for him to perform is important in his development.”
Earnhardt currently sits 10th in the driver standings after three races into the 25 race season and RWR will continue to look for sponsorship keep Jeffrey competing in the truck series for 2011.