For the past few years Dale Earnhardt Jr. has always ruled out the chances of his team, JR Motorsports, transforming into a NASCARCup Series team the iconic racing figure has been quite vocal about his willingness to stay away from Cup, however, things might now seems different.
The season 2021 will be the last year of the current Cup model and the Next Gen car coming next year, Earnhardt Jr. revealed he is now looking at a Cup Series future for JR Motorsports, after conversations with his sibling & JRM co-owner, Kelley Earnhardt Miller.
Josh Berry NO.8 surprise the track to win his first race for Dale Jr. (JRM) in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Sunday at Martinsville.
“With the new car coming, me and my sister have certainly talked a little bit about whether that presents an opportunity for JR Motorsports to go into the Cup Series,” Dale Jr. said during a media interaction.
“We used to say, ‘Never. Never going into the Cup Series.’ We love where we’re at in the Xfinity Series…But the new car forced us to sit down and have a conversation about whether we were missing the opportunity to go into the Cup Series in the future,” Dale Jr. said further.
“I think it would be irresponsible for us not to at least look at what getting into Cup now with turnaround of the new equipment, new race car, what that means,” he said further.
“Josh [Berry] would absolutely be a driver I’d look at if we were going to build a Cup program.
I’m just trying to get him into the Xfinity Series program where he can continue to prove himself, and if the Cup Series is in our future, maybe Josh is the driver that helps us make that happen,” Dale Jr. revealed.
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Now that Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the JR Motorsports team are open to the idea of competing on the NASCAR Cup Series, the next question becomes who would be driver ?.
4 thoughts on “Dale Earnhardt Jr. Reveals Possibility of JR Motorsports featuring in the Cup Series”
Dale thats a no brainer, you must keep the legend going!
YES! Dale Keep It Going Can’t Wait!
I truly believe that Josh will continue to perform at high expectations if dale and his sister keep talking about going into the cup series with the next Jen car please put Josh in the drivers seat specially if he continues to drive his car in the top ten I truly believe he is the next super star in nascar sincerely David Seabrook
Would be great to see an Earnhardt car in Cup.