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CONCORD, N.C. -- Now that's how to make an entrance.

This weekend in Jacksonville, Florida, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was invited to serve as a ceremonial captain during the coin toss to kick off the TaxSlayer Bowl.

So, to mark the occasion, he drove his No. 88 Chevrolet SS onto the field.

It provided the first up-close glimpse of the 2016 paint scheme, which Earnhardt will pilot for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in the upcoming season.

Here's a chance to relive the entire day -- including the grand entrance -- through social media.

He even made his pick for the game.

Posted by Hendrick Motorsports on Saturday, January 2, 2016

Not a bad way to arrive to a bowl game.

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