The 2009 season was a long one for the No. 88 team of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his fans. So to start off 2010 the right way, his sponsor, AMP Energy, put out a DVD, 6 Days to Race Day, to give the fans an inside look at their favorite driver, the shop, and the team as a whole.
The DVD takes a deeper look at the inner-workings of Hendrick Motorsports and the six days leading up to race day, including testing equipment, tuning engines, and all the adjustments and preparations that go into making the car and team function come Sunday morning. The list to make everything come together is nearly 250 items long and fans will get to see technicians check the items off.
Fans also get to see the pit crew practice and fine tune their pit stops by seeing how they train and prepare for their moments in the race.
But of course, the most important part of the DVD is getting to see the star of the show—Dale Earnhardt Jr.—and his life away from the track.
Fans get to watch him having fun go-karting on his property with friends, celebrating Hendrick Motorsports' 25th anniversary, and seeing his reaction to his brand new 2010 paint scheme for the first time as well as what goes in to his personal appearances—all are rarities for fans to see.
The DVD will be available exclusively on specially marked four packs of AMP Energy for a limited time. More information is available at the AMP Energy website and check the official AMP Up the 88 website for daily giveaways.
** Special giveaway: If you are the first person to answer the following question correctly, you will win a special AMP Energy prize. E-mail your answer to FHKaye@aol.com. No repeat winners allowed. **
—This week the No. 88 team and the rest of the Sprint Cup racers head to Bristol Motor Speedway. When was the last time Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMPed it up and won at this track?
** We have our winner! Dale Jr. last won at Bristol in August 2004!
Photo courtesty of AMP Energy.