1998 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Coca-Cola Promotional NASCAR Motegi 500 suit
This suit was produced by Simpson Racing Products for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to use at promotional and photoshoot events in the run-up to the 1998 NASCAR Thunder Special Motegi 500 in Japan. This race was a historic event due to it being the first-ever NASCAR race to be held in Japan as well as being the first time Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earhardt Jr. raced with the same Richard Childress Racing Team.
The suit which came directly from the ‘Bill Simpson Collection’ is marked for promotional use only and is a nonfire retardant. It’s a great looking item in all black with white and red trim and the has the main team sponsor ‘Coca-Cola’ logo embroidered on the front of the suit and the ‘Coke Polar Bear’ image to the rear. It also has many other team sponsors/suppliers logos embroidered onto the suit.
We cannot guarantee this suit was worn as there were at least three produced.
You can see the story of this historic race here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=140&v=P98IyFYSd08
Please see our other listing for the race used Dale Earnhardt Jr helmet that matches this suit.