Sad news: It looks like Jeffrey Earnhardt and Rick Ware Racing aren't going to make it after all.
Just a week after divorcing and subsequently patching things up "for the love of racing," it seems that love really wasn't there. Apparently no one loves love without sponsorship dollars.
Dave Moody at Sirius Speedway has reported that Fuel Doctor, the sponsor that was with Earnhardt and RWR, has left for Turn One Racing and Cole Whitt.
Fuel Doctor's signing with Turn One Motorsports signals an end to the company's relationship with Rick Ware Racing, where they had backed third-generation driver Jeffrey Earnhardt to 14th place in championship points. Earnhardt stood 10th a week ago, before a hard crash at Martinsville dropped him 54 points off the series lead held by Johnny Sauter.
A spokesperson for Rick Ware Racing confirmed that Fuel Doctor is no longer a sponsor of the team, and that RWR is searching for a new backer. She said Earnhardt is unlikely to be back in the truck when the series resumes in two weeks in Nashville, and that Ware is also seeking a new driver.
There's always the possibility that Earnhardt could be back at Nashville for Ware with the Gas Dentist sponsorship.
With the way that this has gone, it's not that unbelievable, right?