Two of the greatest icons in American sport and music are being celebrated with a special No. 3 racecar bearing the images of NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt and the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley. Meant to continue the legacies of both men, the “Earnhardt and Elvis” car paired these icons together as part of the “Enduring Legends” Series that recently saw “The Intimidator” share the hood of his famous No. 3 Chevrolet with country music great Johnny Cash and cowboy film icon John Wayne.
These two greatest American icons in sport and music will be celebrated in a PUBLIC CEREMONY on Saturday, March 7 at 2:00 P.M. when the special No. 3 racecar is unveiled by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. at Graceland Plaza in Memphis.
Just as Dale Earnhardt left an indelible mark on NASCAR, Elvis Presley forever changed the landscape of American music when he burst onto the scene in 1954. The legend starred in 33 films, made history with his television appearances and specials and knew great acclaim through his many, often record-breaking, live concert performances on tour and in Las Vegas. Globally, he has sold more than one billion records, and his American sales have earned him gold, platinum or multi-platinum awards for 150 different albums and singles - far more than any other artist. He still has one of the most devoted fan bases to this day, much like Dale Earnhardt, whose loyal following still proudly display their love, honor and respect for the man known as “The Intimidator.”
Bearing the images of NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt and Elvis Presley, the car was a crowd favorite at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway when it was recently displayed in a special ceremony during NASCAR Weekend. "Earnhardt and Elvis" will be unveiled in dramatic fashion at Graceland with Elvis music, fans and lots of photo ops that will be fun for the whole family in a public event.
Following its appearance at Graceland from March 7th, 2009 through April 19th, 2009, the car will be on display at Dale Earnhardt, Inc. in time for the celebration of Dale Earnhardt's birthday on April 29, 2009.
Motorsports Authentics, through its Action Racing Collectables die-cast brand, will be offering a collectible version of the limited edition No. 3 Dale Earnhardt/Elvis Presley car. Die-cast replica cars are available at the NASCAR.com Superstore and at Motorsports Authentics authorized dealers nationwide. Chase Authentics, the authentic trackside apparel of NASCAR, will also offer Presley and Earnhardt fans an opportunity to express their love of both men through an array of apparel items such as hats and t-shirts.