We’re only three days removed from a Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway, but the next one is only two months away. We already know what car Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive in it.
On Tuesday, Earnhardt’s sponsor, Axalta, revealed his paint scheme for the Aug. 28 Pure Michigan 400. Earnhardt’s No. 88 Chevrolet will be covered in maize and blue as it will be co-sponsored by the University of Michigan.
If you squint it looks eerily similar to the classic Wrangler paint scheme Dale Earnhardt Sr. drove in the 1980s and that Earnhardt Jr. used twice in his Xfinity Series career.
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“Obviously, the 1 car (Kurt Busch) was not a car that we needed to win a race,” Clint Bowyer said after Sunday’s race. “It’s been a hell of a battle back there with cars that are kind of in the same wheelhouse as far as points-wise. (Kurt Busch) winning changes that landscape quite a bit, but we’re only 20 points out.”
Here is the full playoff standings entering Sunday’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway (2 p.m. ET on NBC).
Drivers in red are below the cutline to advance to the Round of 8. Drivers in yellow hold the remaining available playoff spots.