NNS: Jeffrey Earnhardt Cleared To Run Full Distance At Indy


SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Jeffrey Earnhardt has been ailing since suffering a broken collar bone in a motorcycle accident the week of the Daytona night race earlier this month. Since Daytona, Earnhardt had been relinquishing the seat of his No. 4 Chevrolet after early yellow flags. This week at Indianapolis, Earnhardt has been cleared to run the full distance.

“You know, just had it re x-rayed and the doctor said I’m good to go,” Earnhardt told Rubbings Racing Saturday morning, “There’s nothing that’s going to displace my collar bone from where it’s at right now. So that’s the good news.”

For Earnhardt the injury may have healed a lot sooner, but as a racer he wanted to at least start all of the races this year to keep his race team as high in the championship standings as possible.

“It’s taken a little bit longer to heal than we thought. Not really taking the best care of it. You know, trying to do the most I can for the team and keep us up in the points,” Earnhardt explained, “I appreciate everyone’s support and sticking behind me through this.”

Jeffrey Earnhardt sits 18th in the Nationwide Series championship standings after 18 races in 2014. Now with his injury behind him, he will look to make more headway with his JD Motorsports race team that has been over performing all season long.

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About Toby Christie

Toby Christie is the Senior Writer for Rubbings Racing. He has been watching NASCAR since 1993, and has covered the sport as a media member since 2007. Toby is a proud member of the NMPA. Additionally, Toby is a lifelong Miami Dolphins fan, subpar guitarist and he is pretty good around a mini-golf course.

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