Mountain Dew and Dale Earnhardt Jr. brought “The Dark Knight Rises” to Brooklyn, Michigan for a few laps on Thursday, June 14. Earnhardt, who will be driving a special No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew/”The Dark Knight Rises”-inspired Chevrolet in Sunday’s race, tested at the two-mile track before going alongside Batman’s iconic Tumbler during demonstration laps around the speedway.
“I’m excited to finally get the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew ‘The Dark Knight Rises’-inspired Chevrolet out on the track,” said Earnhardt, driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. “And it was cool to draft with the Dark Knight Tumbler.”
Earnhardt asked DEW Crew members in May to vote on one of four paint schemes inspired by this summer’s most-anticipated blockbuster and third installment of the Dark Knight trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises.”[ Also Read: Ubiquity to Broadcast Live Formula Drift ]
The winning design – for which Earnhardt provided creative input — features the Bat Shield on the hood and the faces of the film’s two leading characters, Batman and Bane, on either side.
Thirsty for more? Mountain Dew is hosting “The Dark Knight Rises” fan experiences both on and offline:
- Starting now, a new limited-time-only flavor, Mtn Dew Dark Berry inspired by “The Dark Knight Rises” is available for eight weeks.
- Select 16-oz cans of DEW will use thermochromic ink to feature the Bat Symbol that transforms to a distinctive green color of DEW when chilled. The limited-time 16 oz. cans are now on shelves.
- Mountain Dew will unlock DEWGothamCity.com on Monday, June 18, providing fans with access into a virtual Gotham City.
- Fans that participate in the DEWGothamCity.com experience and enter product codes from specially marked packages of DEW and Fountain Cups will earn points to redeem for DEW or “The Dark Knight Rises” gear, or for sweepstakes entries for a chance to win exclusive prizes.
Launched earlier this season, the DEW Crew gives Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans access to exclusive No. 88 team-related content and the chance to vote on potential paint schemes, fire suits, and activities in races throughout the year. Fans can join the DEW Crew at www.dewcrew.com.