Earnhardt Returning To Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Jeffrey Earnhardt hasn’t competed at Darlington Raceway since 2011.

Earnhardt will return to the track, arguably NASCAR’s toughest, in Fridaynight’s VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 Nationwide Series race. It will be his seventh race in the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller No. 4 Chevrolet.

Earnhardt’s only race at the 1.366-mile track was a Camping World Truck Series event in 2011. He finished a respectable 20th in his debut at Darlington.

“I remember how hard it was to cut a good lap there,” Earnhardt said. “Just a little error would mess up your lap. You have to be on your toes in every turn. And it’s so easy to get into the wall.”

Earnhardt is 18th in Nationwide driver points entering the race.

Nationwide practice is scheduled at 1 p.m. (ET) and 2:30 Thursday. Qualifying is set for 4:10 p.m. Friday, followed by the race at 8 p.m.

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