Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dale Earnhardt Jr unveiled his 2012 #88 Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard Chevrolet paint scheme.

Earlier today on ESPN’s SportsCenter, Dale Earnhardt Jr. unveiled his new-look paint scheme for part of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet Impala SS that will debut at the 2012 Daytona 500.

“The time is right to put the power of Dale Earnhardt Jr. behind Diet Mountain Dew as our lead brand on the 88 car,” said Brett O’Brien, vice president of marketing for Mountain Dew and AMP Energy. “Diet Dew is one of the fastest-growing carbonated soft drinks in the United States, and Dale Jr. is the embodiment of the person we’re trying to target with Diet Mountain Dew—it’s a perfect partnership. Additionally, AMP Energy will continue to be a significant part of our sponsorship activity with several AMP Energy paint-outs in 2012.” – Quotes from Hendrick Motorsports

Personally as a Dale Jr. fan, I like the new-look paint scheme that Dale Jr. had a hand in designing and it does look like a Diet Mountain Dew can.

But I also like the fact that PepsiCo changed from AMP Energy to Diet Mountain Dew on Dale Jr.’s #88 Chevrolet. I’m not an energy drink type person, but I am a soda drinker.

Also hopefully with the addition of Diet Mountain Dew on the #88, maybe PepsiCo will bring out a Mountain Dew with Zero Sugar and Zero Calories so I can drink it.