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­Earnhardt's Chevy among those featured in NASCAR's 'American Salute'

­Earnhardt's Chevy among those featured in NASCAR's 'American Salute'

WASHINGTON – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 National Guard “An American Salute”/Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet was unveiled today as part of “NASCAR Unites – An American Salute” during the 134th annual Easter Egg Roll event at the White House.

To see the specially-painted No. 88 Chevy, click here.

Earnhardt’s  No. 88 Chevy is covered from splitter to spoiler in red, white and blue as part of the NASCAR Unites program. The initiative is a patriotic movement uniting the NASCAR industry and fans this summer to celebrate America and support U.S. military families. Earnhardt will run the scheme at two traditionally patriotic summer NASCAR events held at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway on May 27 and at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on July 7.

“The entire NASCAR community has a long history of recognizing the efforts of the men and women who serve in our country’s military,” said NASCAR President Mike Helton. “With this effort, we continue to rally the NASCAR industry to collectively express our gratitude to those who serve our country and their families. This program will reinforce our sport’s commitment to honoring the United States Military while also raising funds to help support military families.”

Teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, along with their partners and sponsors, will showcase support for the program in their own individual ways, from displaying the customized logo on their cars and trucks to developing red, white and blue paint schemes.