Dale Earnhardt Jr. Paint Schemes, 26-65
by Tom Jensen July 28, 2022
In the second part of our Dale Earnhardt Jr. gallery, view photos of his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolets from 2013 to his final season of 2017.
Earlier this week, we showed 25 of Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s (2021) paint schemes from his premier series rookie season of 2000 up through the 2012 season.
In this installment, we feature Chevrolets from his final five seasons, all of which came while he was driving for team owner and fellow Hall of Famer Rick Hendrick (2017).
We had originally intended for this gallery to be just 25 paint schemes, but we found some extras and added them.
26. For the 2013 Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS flashed a bold two-tone color palette.
27. It was National Guard colors for Dale Earnhardt Jr. when the premier series rolled into at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (now premier series) Showdown.
28. The 2013 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway brought a return to camo colors for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
29. A unique look for the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was this National Guard/Man of Steel Chevrolet raced in the 2013 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
30. In the 2013 AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was decked out in white over red colors.
31. Both Time Warner Cable and Hendrickcars.com came on board to sponsor Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the 2013 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
32. When the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet of Dale Earnhardt Jr. rolled into Talladega Superspeedway for the 2013 Camping World RV Sales 500 it carried bold colors along with sponsorship from Mountain Dew and Xbox.
33. AMP Energy Gold provided a new and unique look for Dale Earnhardt’s No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet when it raced in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
34. The 2014 NASCAR premier series season got off to a great start for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who won NASCAR’s biggest race, the season-opening Daytona 500, for a second time.
35. When NASCAR headed west for the 2014 Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Chevrolet carried the colors of Mountain Dew Kickstart.
36. Thousands of Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans at Pocono Raceway were thrilled when their driver claimed victory in the 2014 Pocono 400 at the three-turn, 2.5-mile track.
37. The Man of Steel got more love at Michigan International Speedway, where Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran another Superman paint scheme for the 2014 Quicken Loans 400.
38. With sponsorship from engineering and consulting firm Michael Baker International, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the GoBowling.com 400, giving him a sweep of both 2014 premier series races at Pocono Raceway.
39. Insurer Nationwide was the primary sponsor for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet for the 2014 Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway.
40. During the 2014 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was trimmed out in silver with multiple accent colors.
41. Winning the 2014 Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway was a career highlight for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who earned one of the coveted Martinsville Grandfather Clock trophies for his efforts.
42. When the premier series arrived at Phoenix Raceway for the penultimate race of 2014, Kelley Blue Book was on board as primary sponsor for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
43. For the 2015 season, sponsor Kelley Blue Book stayed on the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, albeit with a new look that debuted early in the season at the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
44. Bristol Motor Speedway marked another new Mountain Dew paint scheme, this one for the soft drink company’s Dewshine product, which was on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s car for the Food City 500.
45. Talladega Superspeedway was always one of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s best tracks, and in 2015, he won the Geico 500 at the mammoth 2.66-mile superspeedway.
46. Mountain Dew Baja Blast sponsorship lent a colorful look to Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet for the 2015 NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
47. One of the boldest Amp Energy paint schemes ever to adorn Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s car was this one, which his Chevrolet carried in the 2015 Quicken Loans 400.
48. The 2015 Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway was the second of three race victories for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team during the season.
49. Tech giant Microsoft came on board Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet for the 2015 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
50. A huge NASCAR history buff, Dale Earnhardt Jr. competed in vintage 1980 Valvoline colors during the 2015 Southern 500 Throwback Weekend at historic Darlington Raceway.
51. Halo 5: Guardians is a Xbox game that was Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s primary sponsor on the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in the 2015 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.
52. The 2015 Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix Raceway was Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s third premier series race victory of the season and the 26th and final win of his career.
53. The silver and blue colors of Nationwide were back on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet for the 2016 STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
54. A different take on the Mountain Dew Baja Blast paint scheme was run at Richmond Raceway for the 2016 Toyota Owners 400.
55. As was the tradition for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet had patriotic colors in 2016.
56. When the premier series hit picturesque Sonoma Raceway for the 2016 Toyota/Save Mart 350, the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet of Dale Earnhardt Jr. was dressed up in Axalta’s bright red over yellow colors.
57. Supporting Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s top charitable initiatives, so when the premier series raced at nearby Kentucky Speedway in 2016, Earnhardt’s car carried the colors of the facility.
58. Back at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the 2017 Coca-Cola 600, the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was again festooned in red, white, and blue.
59. For the second consecutive season, Dale Earnhardt Jr. saluted Nationwide Children's Hospital at Kentucky Speedway, this time in the 2017 Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts.
60. For the 2017 Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet had reversed Axalta colors.
61. Mountain Dew was back on the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s final premier series race at Talladega Superspeedway in 2017.
62. In the 2017 First Data 500, his last race at Martinsville Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. finally got to race this special paint scheme honoring the famed “Gray Ghost” Oldsmobile that Hall of Famer Buddy Baker (2020) drove to victory in the 1980 Daytona 500.
63. It was the Justice League on the sides and hoods of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet for the 2017 AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
64. It was back to basic Nationwide white and blue for Dale Earnhardt Jr. when he raced in the 2017 Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.
65. For the final race of his Hall of Fame career, Dale Earnhardt Jr. had an Axalta paint scheme that paid tribute to his early days at Dale Earnhardt Inc. Earnhardt drove this No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to a 25th-place finish in the 2017 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.