/// Nascar is Ready for its Closeup

June 25, 2012  |  Media Week

After a four-year dry spell, Dale Earnhardt Jr. on June 17 raced to his first Nascar Sprint Cup win in 144 tries, beating the field at Michigan International Speedway with a little help from Batman. Earnhardt roared to victory at the Quicken Loans 400 behind the wheel of a custom-painted, Batman-inspired black Chevy Impala. Along with the logo for the upcoming Warner Bros. release The Dark Knight Rises —which was emblazoned across the hood—the No. 88 car was enhanced by portraits of the Caped Crusader and his spine-crushing nemesis, Bane. Fans got their first look at the Dark Knight Rises car during a practice run earlier that same week. Making a surprise appearance alongside Earnhardt’s vehicle was the “Tumbler,” the militarized Batmobile introduced in 2005's


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