Dale Earnhardt Jr. took his father’s newly restored Chevrolet Nova racer out for a spin Friday as the black and silver No. 8 rumbled back to life. The sound should be sweet music when the car takes a more public drive in two months, right back at home at Darlington Raceway.
The No. 8 Nova has undergone a painstakingly thorough restoration at the JR Motorsports fabrication shop, a process that Earnhardt Jr. has documented in great detail on social media. He indicated that the car was once bodied as a Pontiac Ventura, and confirmed its authenticity through the use of archival photos.
I plan on taking the Nova to Darlington to pace the field before the start of the Xfinity race. If you wanna be there to enjoy that with me… https://t.co/S7Lmc9wVXS pic.twitter.com/gwIgJY87U7
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) March 5, 2021