Dale Jr will have a new paint scheme for his car on Sunday at Talladega. He will be driving the #8 with a #3 feel. Saturday would have been Dale Sr’s 55th birthday.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his two DEI teammates will sport his father’s classic black paint scheme in this weekend’s Busch and Nextel Cup races at Talladega Superspeedway.
Dale Earnhardt Day is Saturday, on what would have been the seven-time NASCAR champion’s 55th birthday. The primary sponsors of the two DEI Cup cars — the No. 8 Budweiser with driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., and the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker with driver Martin Truex Jr. — and two Busch cars — Truex Jr.’s No. 8 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker and the No. 11 Menards/Turtle Wax with Paul Menard — are paying tribute to Earnhardt this weekend.
“I think this is a great tribute to Dale on such a special weekend,” said Teresa Earnhardt, President and CEO of Dale Earnhardt Inc. “To have all of our sponsors come together with this tribute and want to be a part of it says a lot about the respect they have for Dale’s accomplishments.”
Earnhardt won 10 times at Talladega, including his final Cup victory on Oct. 15, 2000. He will be inducted posthumously into the speedway’s International Motorsports Hall of Fame on Thursday, with the induction ceremony to be shown at a later date on SPEED.