If Floyd Mayweather does subject a NASCAR Cup Sequence group this yr, he might assist preserve the Earnhardt title within the sequence for a 46th consecutive season.
The NASCAR Cup Sequence season is at a standstill because of the coronavirus pandemic, and there’s no official return date. As of now, the following race on the schedule is ready to happen at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, Could 9, however that’s topic to alter.
Because of this, NASCAR introduced the creation of the eNASCAR iRacing Professional Invitational Sequence, which is slated to final in the course of the postponement.
Set to aim to qualify for right now’s race is Jeffrey Earnhardt, and he’s set to take action driving a automobile bearing the #50.
In response to Sports activities Enterprise Journal‘s Adam Stern, this may very well be important when it comes to a possible actual Cup Sequence experience for the 30-year-old Mooresville, North Carolina native as effectively.
Final October, a rumor emerged that former skilled boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was concerned in a brand new Cup Sequence group known as The Cash Group Racing. There have been a number of particulars listed on The Cash Group Racing‘s web site, though they’ve since been changed by one display screen that merely reads “Extra Information Coming Quickly”.
One such element was the image of a #50 Chevrolet, which is important in that Mayweather’s profession document was 50-Zero earlier than he retired.
Shortly after Stern tweeted about Earnhardt working a #50 automobile as a nod to a possible experience with Mayweather’s speculated group, The Cash Group Racing’s Twitter account revealed a brief video that ended with the sound of a boxing struggle bell, indicating that the beginning of their time in NASCAR may very well be simply across the nook.
A possible experience for Earnhardt with The Cash Group Racing is important in additional methods than one. As of now, he’s not lined as much as compete in any respect within the Cup Sequence this season, though he did signal a deal to compete for JD Motorsports within the Xfinity Sequence earlier than the season started.
Earnhardt’s Xfinity Sequence deal contributed to protecting the Earnhardt title in NASCAR for a 46th consecutive yr relationship again to 1975, as did Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s deal to compete for JR Motorsports within the race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This race is at the moment postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
However Jeffrey’s lack of a Cup Sequence deal made the 2020 season susceptible to changing into the primary season because the 1974 season to not function an Earnhardt.
The Earnhardt title debuted in NASCAR in 1956 with Ralph, who retired after 1966. The title was out of the Cup Sequence till 1975, and it has been again ever since.
The late Dale Earnhardt competed from 1975 till his life was tragically taken in a last-lap crash within the 2001 season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona Worldwide Speedway. Dale Jr. started competing in 2000 and retired after the 2017 season.
Jeffrey made his Cup Sequence debut in 2015 and has pushed in at the very least one race in yearly since then, sans 2020 — up to now.
4 of the 36 races on the 2020 schedule have been contested, though seven of the opposite 32 have been postponed because of the rising risk of COVID-19.
NASCAR postponements and cancellations: TRACKER
Martinsville Speedway is at the moment slated to host the following non-postponed race on the schedule on Saturday, Could 9, however this stays topic to alter.
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NASCAR does nonetheless plan to run all 36 races on the schedule, and a revised schedule is slated to be revealed within the close to future.
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Will Floyd Mayweather enter the NASCAR Cup Sequence with The Cash Group Racing and rent Jeffrey Earnhardt to drive the #50 Chevrolet, thus protecting the Earnhardt title at NASCAR’s highest degree in some capability for what could be the 46th consecutive yr?