In the early ’90s, Dale Earnhardt Sr. starred in a commercial for long-time sponsor Sun Drop, the citrus soda popular in the South. And frankly, it might just be the most glorious thing you’ll see today. A North Carolina delicacy, Sun Drop sponsored the Intimidator, beginning in the 1970s and running all the way through the early ’90s.
It’s also a favorite drink of another Carolina icon, the great Eric Church:
“I grew up in North Carolina, and they have a soft drink called Sun Drop. I love the diet version of it. It’s the greatest thing on the face of the earth. I always have it in my fridge – bus fridge and home fridge.”
Glorious. Absolutely glorious. And that perfectly trimmed, signature Dale Sr. stache is something to be admired.
What do we gotta do to get commercials like this back on the air…