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National Guard renews Earnhardt sponsorship

October 25th, 2013 4:25 pm by Associated Press

National Guard renews Earnhardt sponsorship

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) drives through turn 4 during the Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., on Oct. 12. (AP Photo)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Army National Guard has extended its sponsorship of Dale Earnhardt Jr. through the 2014 season.

The Guard will be the primary sponsor of the Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet for 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup races, including the Daytona 500. Hendrick Motorsports said Friday the Guard will also have prominent brand placement during all non-primary events.

The National Guard has been partnered with NASCAR's most popular driver since he joined Hendrick Motorsports in 2008.

PepsiCo is committed to the No. 88 team with sponsorship of five primary races annually through the 2015 Sprint Cup season. Hendrick Motorsports said additional sponsorship will be announced at a later date.

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