Dale Earnhardt Jr. will once again head to the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. to participate in the coin toss to begin Saturday's game between the Georgia Bull Dogs and Penn State Nittany Lions.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will once again head to the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. to participate in the coin toss to begin Saturday’s game between the Georgia Bull Dogs and Penn State Nittany Lions.
TaxSlayer.com is beginning its seventh year as a sponsor at JR Motorsports and will extend that relationship to the Sprint Cup Series with Hendrick Motorsports in 2016.
"I enjoy working with TaxSlayer and I think it's neat where we cross promote and sort of mix the two together where their involvement with the Bowl brings me to the Bowl," Earnhardt Jr. said. "I get to enjoy that experience. I had never been to any college games in my life until I started going to the TaxSlayer Bowl, even being a fan of the sport. It’s fun for me and we are typically in the neighborhood that time of year being on vacation."
In the past Earnhardt has driven the TaxSlayer XFINITY Chevrolets onto EverBank Field prior to the coin flip. This year before the game, Earnhardt will debut the new paint scheme that will be on his Sprint Cup ride for one race this season.
"The last couple years they have had me driving the car out there and flipping the coin," Earnhardt Jr. said. "A couple times the refs will forget to give you the coin and they'll flip it and you are just standing there so we'll see how it goes."
Along with being an associate on Earnhardt's No. 88 Sprint Cup Chevrolet for the remainder of the season, TaxSlayer.com will also be the primary sponsor on the Nos. 7 and 88 Chevrolets for 10 XFINITY Series races this season.