CONCORD, N.C. -- For the second consecutive week, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will get patriotic at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
After piloting a special Mountain Dew scheme in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Earnhardt will get behind the wheel of a No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS sporting some stars and stripes.
He'll drive the scheme in the 600-mile race this Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Nationwide revealed the scheme on Twitter Monday afternoon.
Nationwide and Earnhardt worked together on the American flag-themed design, and perhaps the most notable feature can be seen on the car's windshield. It features the name of Lance Corporal Aaron Reed, who was killed in action on Aug. 3, 2005, in Iraq.
Earnhardt and Nationwide have invited Lance Corporal Reed's mother, aunt and sister to attend the race as their guests. In addition, Travis Williams, the only surviving member of Aaron’s squad, will join Nationwide and the Reed family at the race.
More details on the fifth annual NASCAR: An American Salute initiative will be provided leading up to this weekend's race at Charlotte.