April 25, 2006

Junior to honor late father's birthday with replica car: The one thing a NASCAR driver never wanted to see was the black No. 3 Chevrolet closing on his rear bumper. One glance of the car in the rearview mirror was enough to send tremors through any competitor.Dale Earnhardt Jr. hopes to achieve that same effect this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, where he'll mark his late father's birthday by driving a replica of the famed car.

posted by STUNNER to auto racing at 04:27 PM - 14 comments

I think this is awesome! I always loved to hate "The Man in Black," and gained a lot of respect for "Little E" for his handling of his father's death. It's good to see Junior celebrate his father's life, instead of mourning his death.

posted by wingnut4life at 04:47 PM on April 25, 2006

I wanna see the car!!!!!

posted by everett at 05:19 PM on April 25, 2006

I was just going to post this...it'll be cool to see the likes of Mark Martin and Terry Labonte reflexively crapping their pants when they look in their rearview mirrors...

posted by MeatSaber at 05:20 PM on April 25, 2006

Its not just junior its all the DEI drivers

posted by houston7166 at 06:08 PM on April 25, 2006

Instead of a BLACK 3,there will 3 BLACK cars. I like it

posted by TAZ29 at 07:06 PM on April 25, 2006

Its not just junior its all the DEI drivers Junior's car will be the most dramatic of the three DEI entries.

posted by wingnut4life at 07:07 PM on April 25, 2006

http://www.daleearnhardtinc.com/content/news/default.aspx?StoryID=1578 Thats a link for all pictures

posted by houston7166 at 08:07 PM on April 25, 2006

Thanks for the link houston I don't know, maybe its the lack of the Goodwrench logo, but those cars just don't really look right.

posted by everett at 08:10 PM on April 25, 2006

Yeah, looking at the pictures (thanks houston), they all pretty much look the same. The Goodwrence logo is definately missed. Don't get me wrong, though. I still like the scheme.

posted by wingnut4life at 08:16 PM on April 25, 2006

http://www.jayski.com/schemes/2006/8cup.htm Here is another set of pictures.

posted by dbt302 at 08:22 PM on April 25, 2006

I was thinking how it would look on Harvicks car

posted by houston7166 at 08:39 PM on April 25, 2006

Perfect chance to get his 1st win.That would be awesome.

posted by kckurtbusch at 09:20 PM on April 25, 2006

doesn't matter what color jr. paints his car, j gordon does a repeat.go#24.he's due for a win.

posted by ptluigi at 06:13 AM on April 26, 2006

cool...great.. jr. to honor sr.. its about time...now win,baby!!!!

posted by ktown at 09:27 AM on April 26, 2006

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