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Dale Earnhardt Jr helps design new Hot Wheels car

on Tuesday,August 09,2011 22:08

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It was recently announced that Hot Wheels, which is known for its mini-sized cars that a full of fun, will be joining forces with NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to create the ultimate toy vehicle.

The new car, which is called "Hammerhead," combines the classic 50s hot rod style with 60s muscle cars - with twin turbo V-8 engines. It was also named after one of Earnhardt Jr.'s many nicknames.

"I've grown up around cars all my life and played with Hot Wheels as a kid," said Earnhardt Jr. "It really was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to design my own Hot Wheels car. The design team was incredible to work with. It became clear that there are no boundaries with them. Wherever my imagination took me the designers could meet me there."

In addition to the new vehicle, the design will also appear on apparel including T-shirts and is available at Walmart.

Last year was the first time a NASCAR star joined in the design process, when Danica Patrick helped create the Danicar.

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