Dale Earnhardt Jr. can taste the victory in his grasp at the Coca-Cola 600 race Sunday, May 25 in Charlotte, NC. But in order for that to happen, Earnhardt Jr.’s crew, led by Steve Letarte, will have to make some changes to his No. 88 Chevy according to Motorsport.com.
Although Earnhardt Jr. placed a respectable fourth place at the Sprint All-Star race on Saturday, Dale was obviously having issues based on the repeated complaints he was making to his crew. Motorsport.com reports Earnhardt Jr. stating, “”This (freakin’) thing don’t turn…I can’t run the top,”
And after lap 60, Earnhardt Jr. reportedly told his crew, “This place has gotten really ripply on the concrete through the corners, think about that with the shock absorbers…they’re getting more and more worse, think about that for next week.”
Earnhardt, Jr. has every confidence in his crew and revealed to Motorsport.com that he would be coming back with a brand new car, which Dale admits, “that’s always a plus.”
And new car is exactly what Earnhardt Jr. has. Only, there is a huge new surprise. Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s new car was unveiled today, revealing a brand spanking new paint job of Superman across the hood, and all Superman colors, as revealed on DaleJr.com. In fact, Fox Sports has announced a new partnership between Hendrick Motorsports and DC Comics. Earnhardt, Jr. is not the only one who will be sporting around a superhero car.
This new partnership will pair Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and of course, Dale Earnhardt Jr. with some of the “World’s Greatest Super Heroes” including Batman, Superman, The Flash and Green Lantern, according to Fox Sports. The partnership will incorporate “potential programs to include car paint schemes, comic books and digital content incorporating DC Comics Super Heroes and illustrated likenesses of Hendrick Motorsports drivers” per Fox Sports.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be the first NASCAR driver to drive the new superhero car in a race at the Coca-Cola 600 this Sunday.
Earnhardt’s Superman-themed paint schemed car, according to DaleJr.com will “pair the Army National Guard with the Superman Hall of Heroes, a new online gift-giving portal that empowers consumers to honor their personal heroes; those who have made a positive impact on their lives or the lives of others.”
Earnhardt is proud of his new race car and the company it represents honoring the everyday hero (SupermanHallofHeroes.com). Dale’s fans hope this new Superman car will be faster than a speeding bullet when it comes to Sunday’s race, bringing him in first for the win. Best of luck to Dale Earnhardt Jr.
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