Jeffrey Earnhardt will kicks off the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season Feb. 23 driving the No. 79 Go Green Racing Ford Mustang for the Drive4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway. Photo credit: Uponor


In addition to continuing his sponsorship with Uponor for at least six more races, NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Jeffrey Earnhardt is also going for the Rookie of the Year title. Earnhardt will drive the No. 79 Go Green Racing Ford Mustang for the Drive4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway, which kicks off the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season Feb. 23 on ESPN.

“I'm really excited to start the season with Uponor in Daytona,” Earnhardt said. “2013 is going to be the biggest year of my career and Uponor and their customers are going to enjoy a great ride.”

Earnhardt began his partnership with Uponor last year with several races in the NASCAR Nationwide Series along with appearances at some local industry trade shows. This year, Earnhardt made an appearance with his race car at the Uponor booth during the recent International Builders’ Show  in Las Vegas.

Ingrid Mattsson, director of brand management at Uponor, said the company is thrilled to continue its partnership with Earnhardt in 2013.  

“Jeffrey’s team of hardworking professionals directly aligns with our mission to partner with professionals in the radiant heating and cooling, plumbing and fire sprinkler industries,” she said.

Earnhardt can be heard every Wednesday at 9 p.m. on SiriusXM NASCAR radio with Claire B. Lang.