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Ally unveils Dale Jr.-designed scheme for Nashville race

Alex Bowman will have a special scheme for the return to Nashville Superspeedway, courtesy of Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Ally, Bowman's primary sponsor since the 2021 Cup Series season, teased the Nashville scheme with a video on Monday. This clip showed glimpses of Earnhardt's western town, which features a jail and saloon. The final shot was the "livery stable."

Ally then unveiled the Nashville scheme on Tuesday and showed off numerous details highlighting the Tennessee city. Music notes and a guitar neck are on the sides of the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro. The word "Nashville" is on the hood of the stock car and there is an arrow on the rear fender that reads "Live Racing."

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This is not the first time that Earnhardt has designed a special scheme for Bowman and Ally, the company that serves as the title sponsor for the Nashville race. He also did so in 2021 ahead of the inaugural Cup Series race at the 1.33-mile Tennessee track, albeit with a twist.

Back on May 21, 2021, Ally posted a video on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. Former NFL player Bernard Pollard hosted a chat with Jeff Gordon and Earnhardt and announced that both Hall of Fame drivers had designed a scheme for Bowman. It was up to the fans to pick their favorite.

Earnhardt's design, Ally Neon Lights, won the contest and then Bowman used the scheme in his first Cup start at Nashville Superspeedway. He finished 14th.

One season later, Earnhardt designed another scheme for Bowman's No. 48 Chevrolet. This design also featured a guitar neck on the hood as a nod to Music City.

Bowman has not won this season, but he has continued to deliver consistent finishes for Hendrick Motorsports. He has four top-five finishes and 10 top-10s in the first 17 races of the season, and his average finish is 13.2. Bowman has only failed to finish one race this season.