CONCORD, N.C. – Last week, Mountain Dew introduced a commercial highlighting some special moments of Dale Earnhardt Jr’s career.
After the poignant ad, Mountain Dew’s latest promo takes a humorous approach to Earnhardt’s pending retirement as the driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports.
Danny McBride – of “Vice Principals” and “Eastbound & Down” fame – helps bid Earnhardt farewell as a new driver, “Dewey Ryder.”
And the 14-time most popular driver didn’t exactly seem thrilled at his new replacement.
“This got weird,” Earnhardt tweeted.
Take a look at the full ad below.