Dale Earnhardt Jr. backed by Goody’s Powder for Xfinity race at Texas

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The world was sent into a tailspin Tuesday. Friendships were broken, and wars started. All over an unorthodox sandwich Dale Earnhardt Jr. made and then actually ate.

The Internet and taste buds will never be the same.

Meanwhile, JR Motorsports had some real news that got lost in the commotion. The team showed off the car Earnhardt will be driving this weekend in the Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Earnhardt will be driving a very purple No. 88 Chevrolet sponsored by Goody’s Powder Mixed Fruit Blast in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300.

“Our (JR Motorsports) cars tend to run very well at Texas,” Earnhardt said in a team release. “The last few years, we’ve run up front and been in the top five. I expect to show up with a strong car this time as well. Dave (Elenz) and the guys have been bringing fast cars to the track every week, so as a driver, that’s all you can ask for.”

Friday’s race is one of two Xfinity Series events currently scheduled for Earnhardt, who will return to JR Motorsports’ “All-Star” car April 23 at Richmond International Raceway.

Texas Motor Speedway was the site of Earnhardt’s first wins in both the Xfinity and Sprint Cup Series. His Sprint Cup win in 2000 was his last victory at the 1.5-mile track.

Earnhardt’s last Xfinity Series win came in 2010 at Daytona International Speedway. He since has competed in 19 races.