Dale Earnhardt Jr. unveils No. 88 Chevy Silverado special edition

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Updated Jun 18, 2016

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. race fans now have a chance to own a No. 88 Special Edition Chevrolet Silverado.

Hendricks Motorsports and Earnhardt teamed up to create a truck that recalls the NASCAR champion’s personal journey with his favorite GM trucks.

ec66c13378b04682a928742503034295“I had a lot of fun working on this with Hendrick Motorsports,” Earnhardt said in a Hendricks press release. “I’ve always owned Chevy trucks, and for me, tricking them out is a large part of the fun of owning one.”

Available on 1500 Crew Cab Short Bed models, the special edition features premium GM accessories including a signature sport bar with LED off-road lights, nudge bar and custom off-road step bars, along with black Chevy bowtie emblems and aggressively designed five-spoke wheels that are wrapped by all-terrain tires.

Additional horsepower on the Dale Jr. No. 88 Special Edition Silverado comes courtesy of a specially designed Borla exhaust system highlighted by performance tips.

To connect NASCAR fans with Earnhardt’s on-track styling, custom Earnhardt No. 88 badges are featured along with a 3D tilted graphic that adorns the package’s unique black tailgate decal.

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“I enjoy customizing vehicles and putting the right pieces together to create a unique look, and I’m really proud of how this one turned out,” Earnhardt said. “I hope the fans love it as much as I do.”

The Dale Jr. Silverado draws inspiration from Earnhardt’s longtime connection with GM trucks, including a customized Silverado dubbed “Big Red” which he completed with Chevrolet ten years ago.

Cj92uaYXEAApUi9Another inspirational truck for Earnhardt includes the customized two-toned brown GMC K20 made popular on the hit 1980s TV show, “The Fall Guy.” Earnhardt watched the show as a boy and, like so many other fans, dreamed about one day owning the truck.

Earnhardt’s first truck was a Chevy S10, which he drove back and forth from his home in Mooresville, North Carolina, while working as a service technician at a local Chevrolet dealership.

The Dale Jr. No. 88 Special Edition Chevrolet Silverado is available at participating Chevrolet dealers, so you’ll need to call your local dealership if you’re interested. GM has not published a press release on the truck. Photos and information are courtesy of Hendricks Motorsports and various Twitter posts.