Jeffrey Earnhardt to run 13 races with Gaunt Brothers Racing

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Gaunt Brothers Racing announced Friday that Jeffrey Earnhardt will drive the No. 96 Xtreme Concepts car in 13 of the remaining Cup races.

Earnhardt is in the car this weekend at Michigan. The only race he won’t be in the car will be next weekend at Bristol. Jesse Little is scheduled to drive the car there before Earnhardt takes over for the rest of the season.

Earnhardt has made eight Cup starts this season. His best finish is 11th at Daytona in July.

“I am excited to be partnered with Xtreme Concepts, Nine Line Apparel, iK9 and everyone who has come on board to make this possible,” Jeffrey Earnhardt said in a statement. “We had a solid run at Pocono Raceway with the Gaunt Brothers Racing team, and I am looking forward to growing the relationship with the team and bringing home some good finishes this year.”