Dale Jr. :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Paint Scheme with a Purpose



JR Motorsports will support Nationwide Children’s Hospital in a prominent way during the NASCAR Xfinity Series season in 2018. Nationwide Children’s will have five primary paint schemes with the No. 9 team and driver Tyler Reddick this season.

“Our relationship and commitment to Nationwide Children’s Hospital goes much deeper than this partnership,” said Kelley Earnhardt Miller, general manager of JR Motorsports. “The work they do is invaluable, and we are honored to partner alongside them and be continued advocates of their mission. Theirs is a cause that all of us at JR Motorsports, and our partners, are firmly supportive of.”

This opportunity was made possible by the generous support of one of JRM’s partners, which made a donation to Nationwide Children’s in memory of one of its founders, Carolyn Brown.

A five-time winner across NASCAR’s top-three series, Reddick will drive the No. 9 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Chevrolet Camaro in races at Atlanta Motor Speedway (Feb. 24), ISM Raceway (formerly Phoenix International Raceway, March 10), Auto Club Speedway (March 17), Watkins Glen International (Aug. 4) and Mid-Ohio (Aug. 11). He’ll also carry Nationwide Children’s as an associate partner for the balance of the year.

 “I know how important Nationwide Children’s Hospital is to Dale and Amy, Kelley and everyone at JR Motorsports,” said Reddick. “I’m proud to be supporting their cause and it’s been eye-opening to learn about the tremendous work they do for children and their families across the country. I’m looking forward to visiting the hospital and meeting their Patient Champions.”

Become a Champion for Kids, support the Dale and Amy Earnhardt Fund at Nationwide Children's Hosptial. 

Dale, Amy and Nationwide Children’s

From their first visit in 2015 to their most recent fundraising event, Dale and Amy have had quite the impact on Nationwide Children’s Hospital over the past 3 years. Follow along with their journey:


Dale Jr Instagram 2015

Nationwide introduced Dale to Nationwide Children’s as he joined the celebration of a patient “graduating” from Rehab after months of treatment. This trip came the week after his 6th career victory at Talladega Superspeedway.



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In July, Dale made his second visit to Nationwide Children’s prior to running the No. 88 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Chevy SS at Kentucky Speedway. Dale Jr. brought along his fiance, Amy, to meet the Driven to Give Patient champions. They made a pit stop on the rehab floor as well as the oncology/hematology floors to visit with patients.

Dale Jr Number 88 Chevrolet SS

Our butterflies have never flown faster than they did at the Kentucky Speedway NASCAR race in July. Dale’s No. 88 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Chevrolet SS rode around the track at the July race raising awareness for Nationwide Children’s.

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Dale and Hendrick Motorsports graciously donated a bell to our Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. The kids "graduating" from Rehab ring the bell to celebrate the end of their inpatient stay and all the hard work that's brought them to discharge day. The kids are loving this wonderful new bell ringing tradition!

Dale Jr Instagram 2016

Driven to Give Event - Dalton, one of the patient champions for the 2016 race season, was able to join Dale and the hospital at The Dale Jr. Foundation’s Driven to Give fundraising event in Charlotte, NC. It was a special evening for everyone. Thanks to Nationwide and The Dale Jr. Foundation!



Dale Jr Instagram 2017

In January, Dale, along with our friends at Nationwide, Chevrolet and Hendrick Motorsports auctioned off two cars at the Barrett Jackson auction with proceeds benefiting the hospital. The cars were a 1967 Chevelle Dale built with and donated by Chevrolet and one of Dale’s 2015 No. 88 Nationwide race cars donated by Hendrick Motorsports. Dale brought along patient champion Maddie for the ride!

Dale and Amy Earnhardt Activity Room is unveiled at Dale Jr.’s third visit to the hospital.</p>

In April, the newly dedicated Dale and Amy Earnhardt Activity Room was unveiled at Dale’s third visit to the hospital.

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Dale brings along his No. 88 Nationwide team including Crew Chief, Greg Ives for his 4th “pit stop” at Nationwide Children’s in July 2017. He and his team were quizzed by our patients at our kids’ only press conference!

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Our butterflies flew even faster at the Kentucky Speedway! Once again Dale’s No. 88 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Chevrolet SS raced the track with our patients and supporters along for the ride. The hood of the car was covered in names of fans and friends who donated to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to "Ride with Dale Jr."

Dale Jr Jukebox Reveal

In September, Kentucky Speedway and Crosley Radio presented a 1950s styled jukebox for our patients to enjoy in the Dale and Amy Earnhardt Activity Room. The jukebox was a retirement gift for Dale from the Kentucky Speedway and makes our rehab patients so happy!

Dale Jr Foundation
Nationwide Children's Hospital
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