Dale Earnhardt Jr. only has four more races in his Cup Series career remaining, and he’ll have a replacement in the No. 88 car.
While some might think Alex Bowman is taking over in the 88 car, Dale Jr. recently learned that he is being replaced by Dewey Ryder.
Except Ryder (played by Danny McBride) doesn’t want to wait for Dale Jr. to retire. He’s ready to take over the Mountain Dew 88 car now as you can tell in this hilarious new commercial.
“I’m the new you,” Ryder tells a confused Earnhardt. “I’m the new model. I’m the upgrade.”
Ryder’s outfit consisted of gym shorts and basketball shoes, which isn’t exactly the standard for a NASCAR uniform. He also asked for the keys to the car, and Dale Jr. explains there are no keys to a stock car.
No official word on whether Ryder or Dale Jr. will be in the 88 car on Sunday at Martinsville, but Ryder might have to wait a bit longer to take over for Earnhardt.