No. 88 has a new look, thanks to the votes of fans. The Dark Knight Rises-paint scheme was designed by Dale Earnhardt Jr and chosen by fans as the favorite of four different Dark Knight Rises-inspired paint jobs. The Dark Knight Rises paint job will grace Earnhardt’s car win it races in Michigan on June 15th. The new paint scheme features the Bat Shield on Earnhardt’s hood and also includes Batman and Bane on either side of the car.
“DEW and Dark Knight fans have spoken, and it’s pretty cool that the paint scheme they picked is the one I helped create,” said Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. “Now that the winning design has been selected, I can’t wait to see how fans will react to the car on the track in Michigan.”
“We’re not surprised that the DEW Crew chose the scheme with both Batman and Bane as the winning Dark Knight-inspired design for Dale’s Diet Mountain Dew No. 88 car,” said Brett O’Brien, Vice President of Marketing for Mountain Dew. “Aside from the Tumbler, I don’t think you could find a cooler ride.”
The Dark Knight Rises opens in theaters on July 20.