NASCAR: Earnhardts still eye moving their team up to Cup

Kelley Earnhardt Miller, co-owner of JR Motorsports, says “we’re just continuing conversations” in terms of fielding a Cup team and acquiring a charter.

She made her comments Tuesday on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s “On Track” show.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., co-owner of the team, stated in April that he and his sister had discussions about operating a Cup team and acquiring a charter.

Asked about the progress toward that goal, Kelley Earnhardt Miller told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio:

“We’re just continuing conversations. That’s what we’ve been doing, just trying to talk with people and get as much information and get as much ideas of what opportunities are out there, and really thinking through 2023 for us would be ideal, so that gives us a little bit of time.

“You see this charter stuff happening and Trackhouse (Racing) buying (Chip Ganassi Racing) and just the rumors out there of different situations and you kind of get a little nervous. ‘Will there be a charter available? What will the situation be? Are they going to be too expensive or whatnot?’

“Just a lot of moving parts. A lot of unknown situations that really just force you to take a risk and take a gamble. We’re just not quite there yet. We want to be there, but just continuing those conversations and trying to put it all together. But the interest remains high and just trying to make sure that it’s the right situation and the right fit.”