START YOUR ENGINES!
DALE EARNHARDT JR., BRANDON BERNSTEIN, JEFF CLARK
HEADLINE BUD RACING ONE NIGHT STAND
Bikinis, bikes, a bad-ass band and Budweiser.
Wednesday night at the Buffalo Chip will be rockin’ AND rollin’ when the boys from Budweiser Racing – Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brandon Bernstein and Jeff Clark – take the stage during the “Bud Racing One Night Stand.”
Dale Jr., Brandon and Jeff will be hangin’ with the Buffalo Chip’ers, riffing about everything from riding bikes to rubbin’ fenders to pullin’ 5 G’s down the quarter-mile. Sandwiched between the lovely ladies of Hawaiian Tropic and the rockin’ sounds of Velvet Revolver, the Bud Racing One Night Stand will be Rally week’s “can’t miss” show.
Hosted by ESPN’s Marty Smith, Dale Jr., Brandon and Jeff will swap stories and take questions submitted by the crowd. So get there early! The night revs up at 8:30 pm on Weds., Aug. 8 with the The Miss Buffalo Chip Hawaiian Tropic Pageant semifinals, followed by the Bud Racing boys at 9:00 PM, and Velvet Revolver on stage at 10:30 p.m.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove the Budweiser #8 Chevy to a fifth-place finish in the 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup point standings with one victory in the Crown Royal 400 in May. His NASCAR career includes 17 victories, 70 top-five and 112 top-10 finishes through April of 2007, highlighted by a coveted victory in the 2004 Daytona 500. Dale Earnhardt Jr. signed with Budweiser in 1999 following two successive seasons as the BUSCH Series champion. Fans have voted him NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver for four consecutive seasons.
Budweiser is the “Official Beer of NASCAR,” the primary sponsor of the Budweiser #8 Chevrolet driven by Dale Jr. since 1999, and sponsor of the Bud Pole Award in all NASCAR divisions through 2007.
Brandon Bernstein began his professional NHRA driving career in 2003 behind the wheel of the 7,000- horsepower Budweiser/Lucas Oil Top Fuel dragster, following the retirement of his father, six-time NHRA champion Kenny Bernstein.
Brandon had the most successful career launch of any Top Fuel and Funny Car driver in NHRA history, winning five of his first 13 starts. In fact his first national event victory came in Phoenix in only his second start! Brandon’s career was interrupted in May of his 2003 rookie season when a first round accident sidelined him for the remainder of the season with back injuries. Despite the injury, Brandon had made such an impression on sports media across the country that they voted him the 2003 Southern California Auto Club “Rookie of the Year.”
Brandon scored a career high four victories and three runner-up finishes in 2006 finishing third in the final NHRA Top Fuel point standings. The Budweiser/Lucas Oil team has continued to score victories every year, and have amassed 14 career victories as of April, 2007.
Rally regulars know Jeff Clark for his explosive demonstrations with the Budweiser Burnout Bike. The Budweiser Burnout Bike sports a custom chassis with a monster, five-bolt NASCAR tire on the rear, and has performed ground-shaking, crowd-pleasing smoking burnouts at more than 250 national bike shows and rallies across the country. The Budweiser Burnout Bike Pit Crew performs NASCAR-style pit stops and tire changes during the demonstrations.
And Clark knows all about NASCAR-style pit stops. For the past 18 years, Clark has spent his weekends tuning engines and gassing up the Budweiser #8 Chevy during pit stops for America’s most popular NASCAR team.
Clark is a long-time racing engine specialist who achieved his lifelong dream when he opened The Cycle Xchange in 2004, surrounding himself with a team of technicians with more than 75 years of collective expertise in the motorcycle industry. The Cycle Xchange is a custom motorcycle fabrication, engine performance center and engine dyno facility located in Matthews, N.C. – the heart of NASCAR country.
Among the more prominent of their custom designs was a bike designed and built for Dale Jr.’s Make-a-Wish Foundation fundraiser. The bike raised more than $67,000 in an online auction. Clark and the charity bike were featured on Speed Channel’s “7 Days” program in 2006.
Budweiser is the Official Beer of the 67th Annual Black Hills Motor Classic.