Ricciardo to drive Earnhardt’s 1984 automotive after first McLaren podium

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Daniel Ricciardo will get to drive certainly one of Dale Earnhardt’s well-known NASCAR race vehicles as soon as he scores his first podium for McLaren.

Earnhardt’s 1984 Wrangler Chevrolet, to be exact, which is a part of McLaren CEO Zak Brown’s personal automotive assortment.

Brown has made the provide to his new signing, who made his debut for McLaren on the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Earnhardt was Ricciardo’s boyhood hero which explains the Australian races with the quantity three made well-known by the seven-time NASCAR champion. Ricciardo has visited NASCAR races previously and has hinted at eager to race within the sequence in the future.

In a video posted to McLaren’s Twitter, Ricciardo was given a miniature collectible model of the automotive by Brown, who then advised him he might drive the actual factor as soon as he will get his first podium for McLaren.

Earnhardt’s Wrangler sponsorship preceded his iconic all-black automotive and tie-up with GM Goodwrench. Earnhardt received his first three NASCAR titles in blue and yellow (1980, 1986 and 1987).

Ricciardo has made bets round podiums earlier than. Earlier Renault group boss Cyril Abiteboul agreed Ricciardo might select a tattoo for him if he scored a podium for the group.

Ricciardo scored a podium on the Eifel Grand Prix final yr. He and Abiteboul have since left the group, however he insisted this yr the tattoo will nonetheless occur in some unspecified time in the future.