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National Guard Racing

Here's what's new for the National Guard during the 2011 NASCAR season.

Driver: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Car: Chevrolet Impala, 850 Horsepower, V8

Team: National Guard

Division: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

The 2011 season marks Earnhardt's 12th in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition, and amongst the top on the all-time race winners list. With the sponsorship of the National Guard, Earnhardt hopes to break away from the pack and drop the checkered flag for Guardmembers across the nation.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard racecar, signs autographs for fans before race day at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. Oct. 15, 2011. (Photo courtesy of Hendrick Motor Sports)(Released)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard NASCAR racecar, ran with a National Guard Military Intelligence paint scheme during race events at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., Sept. 4, 2011. Earnhardt is poised to clinch a spot in the Sprint Cup championship standings with only one race left in regular season. (Photo courtesy of Hendrick Motor Sports)(Released)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard racecar, races at the Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. To a 24th place finish, Oct. 2, 2011. (Photo courtesy of Hendrick Motor Sports)(Released)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard NASCAR racecar, signs autographs and greets the fans before race day at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday Aug. 21, 2011. Earnhardt and the No. 88 National Guard crew sit in ninth place in the Sprint Cup championship standings with only three races left before the chase for the cup. (Photo courtesy of Hendrick Motor Sports)
12-14 August, 2011, Watkins Glen, New York, USA Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard NASCAR racecar, speeds down the track at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., Aug. 7, 2011. Earnhardt finished ninth and was able to maintain his tenth place position in the points race after Sunday's race. (Photo courtesy of Hendrick Motor Sports)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard NASCAR racecar, races around the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. July 31, 2011. Earnhardt now sits in 10th place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points chase. (Photo courtesy of Hendrick Motor Sports)(Released)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard NASCAR racecar, does pre-race checks before the official start of the race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. July 17, 2011. Earnhardt now sits in ninth place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points chase, two slots away from dropping out of the chase. (Photo courtesy of Hendrick Motor Sports)(Released)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard NASCAR racecar, ‘bump drafts’ with teammate Jimmie Johnson around the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fl. July 2, 2011. Earnhardt was caught up in a final lap wreck and crossed the finish line 19th. (Photo courtesy of Hendrick Motor Sports)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard NASCAR racecar, sits in his pit box as the No. 88 pit crew rushes to get the National Guard NASCAR racecar back into the race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday June 19, 2011. (Photo courtesy of Hendrick Motor Sports)(Released)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard NASCAR racecar, leads the race on its final laps just before running out of fuel with only have a lap to go at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Dale Jr. remains in fourth place in the Sprint Cup series points race. (Photo courtesy of Hendrick Motor Sports)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard racecar, reflects on the race ahead of him at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C. May 7, 2011. Jr. finished the race in 14th and is still in fourth place in the Sprint Cup series standings. (Photo courtesy of Hendrick Motor Sports)(Released)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard racecar, pushes or ‘bump drafts’ teammate Jimmie Johnson during the race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. April 17, 2011. Earnhardt finished fourth and moved up three positions in the points race. (Photo courtesy of Hendrick Motor Sports)(Released)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard NASCAR racecar, speeds down the track at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nev., March 6, 2011. Dale Jr. finished the day with an eighth place finish, moving him into 10th place in the points race. (Photo courtesy of Hendrick Motor Sports)(Released)