Lionel readies Earnhardt Jr. Batman diecasts

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

One’s a man in black and the other is the son of a man in black.

But, together, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Batman will team up on the track as the son of the seven-time Cup champ will race a Chevy Impala designed with The Dark Knight Rises on its paint scheme.

While the film opens on July 20, Earnhardt will drive one of four paint schemes — all of which will have diecast replicas made by Lionel NASCAR Collectibles  — on June 17 at Michigan. (Need an Earnhardt Jr. checklist or OPG? Click here.)

Learn more — and see the latest trailer — after the jump.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8evyE9TuYk[/youtube]

What’s the catch then with the paint schemes? Fans can vote for the one they want to see on the track via the Mountain Dew “Dew Crew” Facebook page.

The diecasts can be pre-ordered via Lionel for $39.95 for 1/24 scale cars by clicking here, while a Diet Mountain Dew car has not yet been unveiled.

Check out the cars an tell us what you think of the schemes and vote for a winner below.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

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