DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 1, 2008) -- Race fans will witness Dale Earnhardt Jr. wheeling the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet against the rest of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars in Saturday's 50th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway.
But they also will get an additional opportunity to see one of NASCAR’s most competitive drivers at “The World Center of Racing” in Friday’s Winn-Dixie 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
Earnhardt Jr. will be among the Sprint Cup Series drivers pulling double duty on the Independence Day holiday weekend when he gets behind the wheel of the No. 5 JR Motorsports Chevrolet in the 100-lap, 250-mile race. Earnhardt Jr. has won the summer NASCAR Nationwide Series race at DIS twice, including 2003 where he led every lap of the event.
Other NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers that expect to pull double duty in Friday’s Winn-Dixie 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race include Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin, Nationwide Series points leader and Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer, Roush Fenway Racing’s David Ragan and Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick Inc.’s Kevin Harvick, Gillett-Evernham Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne, Brian Vickers for Braun Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing’s David Reutimann.
Children 12 and under are admitted free to Friday’s Winn-Dixie 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race. Tickets for the Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola, including the Winn-Dixie 250 Powered By Coca-Cola, are available online at http://www.racetickets.com or by calling 1-800-PIT-SHOP.