MOORESVILLE, N.C. – JR Motorsports has confirmed Dale Earnhardt Jr. will compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 21.
The 43-year-old Earnhardt, who stepped away from full-time NASCAR competition at the end of the 2017 season, will drive the No. 8 Chevrolet sponsored by Hellmann’s.
Earnhardt has made one start in the NASCAR Xfinity Series each of the last two seasons. In 2018 he competed at Richmond (Va.) Raceway, leading a race-high 96 laps before fading to fourth at the checkered flag. Last year he raced at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, finishing fifth.
In addition, JR Motorsports also confirmed that Unilever, the parent company of Hellmann’s, has extended its sponsorship agreement with the team. Unilever brands will also appear on the No. 7 Chevrolet driven by Justin Allgaier in five races throughout the NASCAR Xfinity Series season.
This is the 12th-straight season Unilever brands have sponsored JR Motorsports.
“In our sport, partnerships are everything,” said Kelley Earnhardt Miller, JR Motorsports general manager. “We don’t throw the words ‘cornerstone partner’ around a lot, but when we do, Unilever exemplifies its meaning.”