Tallahassee, Florida- August 13, 2012
Two dealerships in Tallahassee will now bear the name Dale Earnhardt Junior.
The owners of Champion Chevrolet have sold their business to Hendrick Automotive Group. Earnhardt is a business partner of the group. Now the dealerships that have been in Tallahassee for almost 20 years will become Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Buick GMC Cadillac.
Says Champion Chevrolet owner Larry Strom: "That should be exciting. Bringing the top NASCAR people down here and it'll be a big asset for Tallahassee and Leon County."
In almost 20 years Champion Chevrolet sold more than 93 thousand vehicles.