2016 Dale Earnhardt Jr 1/64th Nationwide Insurance "Batman" Pitstop Series car
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Everyone knows the story of good vs. evil, and that in the end good usually prevails. But what happens when good is pitted against good? What if the rivals are two of our most hallowed Super Heroes – Batman and Superman? Who wins? And whose side will you take?
On March 25, 2016, the next superhero flick from Warner Bros. set in the DC Comics universe arrives on the big screen – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, GOTHAM CITY’s formidable, forceful vigilante takes on METROPOLIS’ most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with BATMAN™ and SUPERMAN™ at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Before the blockbuster is released to the masses, the two Super Heroes will appear together next year at Auto Club Speedway on March 20 for the fifth race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ season. Batman’s iconic bat symbol will appear on the hood of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 Chevrolet, while Superman’s legendary “S” logo will be take center stage on the hood of Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet.
Although this will be Johnson’s first time piloting a car emblazoned with either Super Hero’s marks, Earnhardt is no stranger to either crime fighter. In 2012, Earnhardt won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ race at Michigan International Speedway while driving a Dark Knight Rises-branded Chevrolet. His connection to the Man of Steel goes a little deeper. In the penultimate race of the 1999 NASCAR XFINITY Series™ season, Superman appeared on his car.
Years later, in 2013, his No. 88 Chevrolet advertised the soon-to-be-released Man of Steel movie at Michigan. The following season, Earnhardt and Superman teamed up once again for two races. Now comic book fans and NASCAR fans can pre-order die-cast versions of Earnhardt’s No. 88 Batman v Superman Chevrolet SS and Johnson’s No. 48 Batman v Superman Chevrolet SS from Lionel Racing. Both die-cast have ultra-cool designs that will make them the stars of any collection.