Dale Earnhardt Jr. will probably be paying tribute to his dad when he returns to the monitor yet one more time at Darlington in August.
The (principally) retired racer will probably be competing within the Xfinity collection occasion in a automotive that resembles the one Earnhardt Sr. drove in his very first NASCAR Cup collection race in 1975, in line with the occasion’s throwback theme.
Junior’s Hellmann’s-sponsored #eight Chevrolet Camaro will characteristic a light-weight blue and yellow livery impressed by the one which Senior’s Dodge Charger featured within the World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the place he completed in 22nd place.
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“That is one thing I’ve been desirous to do for some time,” Earnhardt Jr. mentioned in a press launch. “We had the right alternative with the Darlington throwback race and I couldn’t move up the prospect. Hellmann’s has been fully supportive from the start and the entire idea aligns properly with their core values.”
Having grown up within the sport, the youthful Earnhardt has an incredible appreciation for its historical past, and continues to help the collection, regardless of stepping away from full-time driving duties to focus on being a staff proprietor and NBC Sports activities commentator.
Earlier this 12 months he mentioned he selected to run the Darlington race particularly due to the retro promotion.
“I need to be a part of it. I feel it’s essential.”
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