Dale Earnhardt Jr. admits he’s always been a fan of Batman.
Now he’ll get to dress the part and drive a Batman-themed racecar at Michigan International Speedway on June 15-17.
Fans will get to vote on the paint scheme for Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s car at Michigan, and this is among the designs they'll get to choose from. (PR Newswire Photo)
Earnhardt sponsor Mountain Dew is helping promote the new movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” the third and final installment in the Dark Knight trilogy that opens in theaters July 20.
Earnhardt’s No. 88 Chevrolet will carry a special Dark Knight paint scheme at Michigan and fans will have a chance to vote on which color scheme and logo he will use.
Each paint scheme captures a different element featured in the film. Fans can vote at DewCrew.com through May 22. The winning design will be unveiled at the Hendrick Motorsports Fan Fest on May 25.
Earnhardt also will wear a custom Dark Knight firesuit at Michigan.
"I've always been a big fan of the Batman movies, so having a special The Dark Knight Rises-inspired paint scheme on my car is pretty cool for me," Earnhardt said. "I had some creative input on one of the designs, but no matter which one the fans select, it's going to look pretty awesome flying around the track at Michigan."
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