Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Homestead paint scheme pays tribute to his first car
Earnhardt Jr. is retiring from full-time competition at the end of the 2017 season.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will go out at Homestead-Miami Speedway in his final race as a full-time NASCAR driver in the ultimate Junior throwback car.
The popular driver will pilot a car with the red, black and white paint scheme reminiscent of the Budweiser-sponsored car he drove when he broke into the Cup ranks in 1999. Axalta will have the primary sponsorship position.
Earnhardt introduced the special paint scheme Wednesday night on a live broadcast of QVC’s “For Race Fans Only," as well as on his Facebook page.
"It was important to me that the car replicate the (original) car as closely as possible," Earnhardt said.
Earnhardt said he hadn't even seen the car before it was unveiled.
"This is the car everyone was hoping for," he said.
"This definitely brings back a lot of memories."