Dale Earnhardt Jr in Sparta, Michigan?

That was my question as I stopped at the Sparta Family Fare this noon to pick up a few things.

This beautiful car was on display in the parking lot on this otherwise dull and dreary day.

I, of course, had to stop and ask the fellow who was sitting in the truck as it was raining off and on.

Sadly, Dale Earnhardt Jr wasn’t in Sparta, but Car 88 was.

The Car 88 that is currently on display is not the current Car 88 but on that he has used in the past.  No longer in use as a race car, they gutted the interior and filled it with electronics, turning it into a simulator.

Now Dale Jr’s sponsor, Suave, uses it promotionally for their product and allow the public to some look at it and, when the weather is good, they actually pull it out of the display trailer and let people experience it inside and out!

Like I said, today it is raining and I was soaked by the time I got back.  Later I went back with my camera and shot a few pictures.

For those Dale Jr fans I don’t have to mention it but Dale Jr will be in Michigan next weekend, 6/19/2011, making an appearance at the Michigan International Speedway.

Suave also had a representative in the store and they were giving away match box size Car 88 with every 2 bottles of Suave Shampoo you bought.  I bought 12 bottles of shampoo.  Anyone want one? 

We shall see.  In the meantime check out Car 88!  Its really cool!

Update: I already had one post requesting a Dale Earnhardt Car 88 car and sent them an email about it.  I will give out another one to the next person that posts that they want one and then take two to  Anime-ZING! in Davenport, Iowa next weekend.  More later on how those two will be given away!

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Readers Comments (18)

  1. Ok, I will stop worrying and leave you to your gf and Morgan Freeman. 😛

  2. Haha, I knew that wouldn’t come out right.

    I couldn’t sleep so I was browsing the internet on my phone. I remembered to check the comments thus the situation.

    I can assure you my girlfriend’s the only one I smile about in bed. and maybe Morgan Freeman…

  3. Ummm… Zack? Should I worry that you are laying in bed at night, thinking about things I say, and grinning?

  4. I read this at like 4am laying in bed wishing I could sleep and grinned.

  5. Yes but I will already have checked out of my motel and will be shooting the convention!

  6. I will see Robert tomorrow (well, later today actually as I just arrived for Anime-ZING! in Davenport, Iowa and it is after 2 a.m. Eastern.) Maybe I will do a video interview and ask him to say Hi to you in the interview so your friends can really be impressed. 🙂

  7. I would love it, and yeah I totally got the stuff from Towel Day. Thanks again. I have to finish reading both of them, give my input on the subject.

    As for a picture, off-hand I have a photo of me holding the Robert Axelrod so I could gloat, I can take others should you care:


  8. Iowa has TV’s too!

  9. Unfortunately, I will be in Iowa!

  10. You must watch the race on Sunday! It’s in Michigan. The site of the 88’s last win. He’s really close to winning again.

  11. Suave does good stuff! I am glad you liked it!

  12. Oh, I forgot to mention that the shampoo was Suave Ocean Breeze.
    Smells nice!

  13. Actually Zack, I have another. Do you want it? BTW, did you ever get the Towel Day stuff you won? If so, send me a pic with it maybe? 🙂 And if you want the remaining Car 88 I have set aside, post on here that you want it (and send me a pic of you with your Towel Day winnings!) and just maybe I could be pursuaded to send the car to you. 😉

  14. Wait. I missed a chance at a Jr. car? Nuts.

  15. I am glad you enjoyed the race. 🙂

  16. I got the car and some shampoo! Race was great this weekend. Dale Jr. finished 6th.
    WOOHOO! Go 88!!!!!

  17. Congratulations!

    I will be emailing you for further information on getting your Brand New Car 88! (Well, not a real one!)

  18. GO #88!!!!

    I want one if you are giving them away!

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