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Dale Jr. gives Richmond keys to Jeff

Updated: April 5, 2013, 12:51 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. will put his nephew in one of his JR Motorsports Nationwide Series cars for the April 26 race at Richmond International Raceway.

Jeffrey Earnhardt will drive the No. 5 Chevrolet, becoming only the second fourth-generation racer to compete in one of NASCAR's top touring series. Adam Petty was the other.

"My phone has been blowing up," Jeffrey Earnhardt said Friday. "The response has been incredible. I received a lot of text messages and tweets ...

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