Hendrick Motorsports joins forces with Batman, Superman

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne are set to become the next superheroes for DC Comics.

Hendrick Motorsports didn't change its name to Super Friends but maybe it should have, as the NASCAR organization signed a three-year deal with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment.

The agreement announced Thursday will include special paint schemes as well as the possibility for comic books and digital content featuring the likenesses of Hendrick drivers with DC Comics array of superheroes.

So don't be surprised if Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne show up to the track dressed as Batman, Green Lantern, Flash or Superman anytime soon. The drivers have already changed their Twitter avatars to look like superheroes.

Earnhardt will run a special Superman paint scheme May 25 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and June 15 at Michigan International Speedway, which will be unveiled May 21. In the previous two years, Earnhardt has run a Batman and Superman paint scheme at the June Michigan race, both of which were best-sellers.

More from SBNation.com

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.