CHARLOTTE, NC - Imagine the thrill of speeding around a racetrack at triple-digit speeds with NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt, Jr. as your personal driver. Longtime Jonesboro resident Ron Shelton won't have to imagine it for long. Selected at random in a national promotion from the Wrangler brand, Shelton is the lucky winner of one of the last rides in the famed Dale Jr. #8 Budweiser Chevrolet.
Following the 2007 season, Earnhardt will officially be the driver of the just-announced Hendrick Motorsports #88 racecar. Before switching teams, the NASCAR star will take only a handful of people for a high-speed ride-along in the famous DEI #8 car. Shelton, a truck driver for Groendyke Transport, is one of three people to win the national Wrangler promotion and this ride of a lifetime.