SHREVEPORT, La. – Earl Pearson Jr. will make his final start in the Lucas Oil No. 1 P&W Sales/ Drive4Etch.com/Clements Racing Engine/Black Diamond Chassis House Car during this weekend’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events.
The amicable split comes as Pearson and the Ronnie and Terri Stuckey owned team look to pursue different endeavors moving forward.
“Earl is and will always be one of my very best friends, and we wish him nothing but the best as he takes his racing career in a different direction. We’ve enjoyed having him pilot our house car over the past four years, and now we are looking ahead to the future,” Ronnie Stuckey stated. “We are currently working toward some future endeavors for the remainder of the 2021 season, and also are looking to hit some big shows this Fall. Past this year, we are already plotting out our plans for 2022, which will include a run at a national tour as well as many of the crown jewel events.
While the details of who will be driving the Black Diamond House Car in 2022 aren’t finalized yet, Stuckey plans to take advantage of time away for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule to be closer to home to go racing with his sons.
“Both Clayton and Jarret are making some big gains early in their racing careers, and I haven’t had the opportunity to go to the track with them near as much as I would’ve liked. With us not being on the road with the national tour for the rest of the year, this will give me a great chance to go spend some time at the track with both of them, and that’s got me excited,” Ronnie Stuckey shared. “I was at the track for Jarret’s first win, and I want to make sure I’m there for Clayton’s first one as well. You just can’t put a price tag on the value of that kind of family time in racing.”