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Dale Earnhardt Jr. now has his own pickle.
The retiring NASCAR star has been feted as he makes his final appearances at tracks across the country and Phoenix International Raceway honoroed him with a barrel of pickles bearing his name.
Yep, Dill Jr.
In September, Earnhardt posted a photo of Max's Dill Pickles on Twitter, proclaiming them "The best pickles I've ever had."
— Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) September 9, 2017
PIR officials wanted to do something unique for Earnhardt in his final race in the desert, so they contacted Phoenix-based Mrs. Klein's Pickles to make a special batch in his honor.
Earnhardt was presented with a barrel of pickles during a news conference at PIR, adding to the stash he's already got going.
"My bus driver, Kenny, he knows about those pickles and gets them for me when we come here," Earnhardt said. "He opened up the bay door on the bus and said he had a surprise for me, and he had 64 bottles of pickles in cases underneath the bus, so I'm taking home so many pickles this weekend. I'm not going to need pickles for a while."
PIR also donated a $100,000 check to Childhelp, a nonprofit charity that aids victims of child abuse, in Earnhardt's honor.