NASCAR & Auto Racing

DEI unveils the new No. 8

CONCORD, N.C. - The paint scheme looked familiar. The number did not.

Officials with Dale Earnhardt Inc. unveiled the paint scheme of its No. 8 Chevrolet on Friday in Victory Lane of Lowe's Motor Speedway. The car keeps the traditional black and gold colors of the U.S. Army sponsorship, but maintains the No. 8, which is being used this season by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Earnhardt Jr. is moving to Hendrick Motorsports next season and will drive the No. 88.

The No. 8 will be shared by veteran Mark Martin and newcomer Aric Almirola next season, with Martin doing 24 of the 36 points races.