Sirius NASCAR Radio’s Sirius Speedway with Dave Moody has learned that Jeffrey Earnhardt will be back aboard the #1 Fuel Doctor Chevrolet for Rick Ware Racing this weekend at Martinsville Speedway.
The team issued a media release just moments ago, saying Earnhardt and Ware have mended their fences after a contentious 48 hours that saw RWR release Earnhardt for shopping his services to other Truck Series teams in violation of his contract, and offering to bring the team’s sponsor along with him. Both sides released contentious press releases yesterday blaming each other for the situation, but cooler heads have prevailed today and Earnhardt will be back in the #1 Truck Saturday to continue a season that currently has him tenth in Camping World Truck Series points.
“Jeffrey will be in the truck at Martinsville and we will work hard to continue to keep him in that seat,” said Ware. “The amount of effort we have poured into his career and having a place for him to perform is important in his development. He is young and there is a lot of promise in him and both the management of RWR and JEI have the same goal for him.” Ware blamed the situation on “emotions and a lack of communication,” saying, “We just want to race, and sometimes the issues of business… make us lose focus on why we are here!”
Ware said the team will be “strenuously looking for marketing partners” to keep Earnhardt in the Camping World Truck Series for the remainder of the season.