StarCom Racing, who recently acquired a Charter for the 2018
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, signs Jeffrey Earnhardt to compete in this year’s historic
60th running of the DAYTONA 500, and the rest of the season. This will ensure keeping the
Earnhardt name alive at the event for the 40th straight year. SCR’s recent Charter acquisition
guarantees the team a position in the Great American Race, where it will showcase its
partnership with VRX Simulators in the 00 Chevy Camaro, which will be piloted by 4th
generation cup series driver Jeffrey Earnhardt.
“I am so appreciative of everyone at StarCom Racing and VRX for having confidence in me and
making this a reality,” said Earnhardt. “There’s been an Earnhardt driving in the 500 for 39 years
so to be able to keep that streak going for a 40th year means a lot to me and I’m sure a lot of
Earnhardt fans are going to be happy to hear this news.”
SCR Team Manager and former DAYTONA 500 winner, Derrike Cope, has worked relentlessly
with Crew Chief, Tony Furr, and team to put SCR in the best equipment possible heading into
the 2018 season. Cope’s experience and Earnhardt’s tenacity will be a dynamic duo both on and
off the track as they combine forces this year.
“It was imperative for our young team to have a sponsored driver for our start-up year, and we
did have several options. We felt that Jeffrey was the best fit for our team and VRX has already
shown the type of enthusiasm and commitment that SCR has both for Jeffrey and for the
sport. It will be a very exciting year for us,” comments Cope.
“I knew Derrike casually before but I didn’t realize how much he knows about race cars. He’s
got a tremendous amount of technical expertise and speaking with him gave me confidence that
StarCom has big plans and I want to be part of that progression,” said Earnhardt.
VRX Simulators, based in British Columbia, Canada is new to the NASCAR circuit. VRX
integrates software and hardware to create the world’s most advanced racing and flight
simulators for home and business. Daytona will mark its first race as a primary sponsor for VRX
in the MENCS as part of its brand new VRX Motorsports program.
“I’m very proud to partner with Jeffrey Earnhardt and StarCom Racing. We’re here to change
NASCAR forever. We’re bringing the most powerful technology companies on the planet to do
this,” said Robert Stanners, Founder of VRX Simulators. “We have been working on this for
seven years, and it’s finally go time! We are proud to continue Earnhardt Nation and its legacy
for the 40th year in the 60th running of the DAYTONA 500, with VRX Simulators on board the
No. 00 Chevrolet!”
“We are thrilled to welcome Jeffrey and VRX to the StarCom Racing team” says Matt Kohler,
President of StarCom Racing. “The duo of Cope and Earnhardt bring experience and excitement
for the 00 in 2018!”
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