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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Reveals New Paint Scheme and Sponsor for 2016

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When Dale Earnhardt Jr. first broke into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 1999, he drove the No. 8 Chevy owned by his father and sponsored by Budweiser, but when he decided to switch teams to Hendrick Motorsports in 2008, he also switched rides to the No. 88 Chevy with sponsorship provided by Mountain Dew AMP and National Guard. Seven years later, Dale Jr. is changing paint schemes and sponsorship again, but luckily for his fans with the “88” tattooed into their skin, Dale Jr. will not be switching numbers.

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THE BIG REVEAL. The TaxSlayer #88 paint scheme, driven by #DaleJr and coming to a Sprint Cup race near you in early 2016! Love the throwback design? Head to and enter to win a vintage t-shirt featuring the #88-both designed by Dale Jr. One person will win every day for 88 days! Link is also in our profile #88days @teamhendrick @jrmotorsports

A photo posted by (@taxslayerdotcom) on shared a picture via Instagram on October 5th, which showed how the No. 88 Chevrolet SS will look during the 2016 season. Earnhardt Jr. reportedly helped design the new racecar and said inspiration came from one of Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s old paint schemes.

While the new paint job will only appear on Earnhardt Jr’s car for one race, will become an associate sponsor of Earnhardt Jr.’s all the way through the 2016 season. The company will also serve as the main sponsor for a JR Motorsports racecar in 10 XFINITY races for 2016.

NASCAR fans have the opportunity to win a t-shirt featuring this new paint scheme, which Earnhardt Jr. autographed, by entering a contest at

Earnhardt Jr. has won two races during the 2015 season and recently advanced to the Contender Round of NASCAR’s playoffs, which is is an accomplishment that wasn’t matched by six-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson.

Earnhardt Jr. will be racing next at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 10th. The race will be broadcast by NBC and has a scheduled start time of 7pm.

BREAKING NEWS: announces renewal with Dale Earnhardt Jr., adding primary placement on his #88 Chevrolet for the 2016 Sprint Cup series. “The opportunity to work together on a Sprint Cup car is a show of appreciation for the relationship and how enjoyable it has been to work with TaxSlayer,” Earnhardt said in an exclusive interview with Read the entire announcement and interview on our blog! Link in profile. @jrmotorsports @teamhendrick #TaxSlayer88 #JRNation #DaleJr #Nascar #SprintCup

A photo posted by (@taxslayerdotcom) on

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