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Rajah Caruth and Jeffrey Earnhardt: Left Out of Silly Season?

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What’s Happening?

As “silly season” rolls on, a few drivers remain without a ride. There are not many Championship-level or race-win contending rides available, and two drivers are on the outside looking in. Rajah Caruth and Jeffrey Earnhardt are still without a ride for 2024, so, what is the most recent update on them?

  • Rajah Caruth and Jeffrey Earnhardt both have uncertain plans for 2024. Caruth will not return to his 2023 ride as GMS Racing shut its doors following the season. Jeffrey Earnhardt entered 25 races, qualifying for 24, for Alpha Prime, but two of their seats are taken up for 2024.
  • Only a few seats remain open for the 2024 season. Fewer still are in top equipment, so, these drivers may be left fighting for the scraps at the end of Silly Season.
  • Fans are eagerly anticipating where these drivers could end up in 2024. These are two drivers that fans continue to be looking for answers to.

Rajah Caruth

We know that Rajah Caruth will have a new ride in 2024. GMS Racing shut its’ doors following the 2023 season, and Caruth alongside Daniel Dye and Grant Enfinger was left without a ride.

Rajah Caruth last spoke publicly about his 2024 plans in November. He said that he knows what his plans are, and they would likely be in the Truck Series.

In the Truck Series, open rides are getting fewer and further between. The best ride remaining is Front Row Motorsports’ 38 Truck, but, that requires a manufacturer change. Rackley W.A.R. is the best Chevrolet Truck remaining, but, does Caruth have the funding for it?

Jeffrey Earnhardt

Jeffrey Earnhardt spent 2023 with Alpha Prime in the 45 car for 24 races. However, Alpha Prime is bringing in two full-time drivers in 2024, Ryan Ellis and Brennan Poole. The 45 car remains open, but, does Earnhardt have the funding to return in 2024?

Aside from that, there are very few Xfinity Series seats left. He has not spoken much publicly about his 2024 plans, so, his plans remain a mystery.

Any Xfinity Series ride seems open for Earnhardt. If Alpha Prime does not work out, there may be seats open at AM Racing, Sam Hunt Racing, or even B.J. McLeod Motorsports. However, none of these rides are guaranteed Championship contenders.

The Available Rides

As we mentioned, rides are getting scarce across all of “Silly Season”. In the Cup Series, only the second Kaulig Racing car and the second Rick Ware Racing car are left. Neither of those cars are Championship favorites.

It’s the same story in the Xfinity Series with JGR, Kaulig, RCR, and SHR all having their lineups settled for 2024. Sam Hunt Racing, B.J. McLeod Motorsports, and AM Racing are all solid teams, but, they are not Championship contenders.

In the Truck Series, Front Row Motorsports and Rackley W.A.R. could be race-win and Playoff contenders. Aside from them, it’s more race teams that are not consistent race-win or Championship contenders.

This means that drivers like Rajah Caruth and Jeffrey Earnhardt are in potentially dire situations if they want to be Champions or race winners. If they want to do so in 2024, they need to act and act quickly.

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