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The “Dale Earnhardt JR” cigar??
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Really? WTF??

I'm wondering if it tastes like engine exhaust with a hint burned rubber...

Seriously....has anyone else heard of this or tried one? I don't tend to like gimmicky cigars & this smells like one.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/12/0...latestnews

Cigar company introduces 'Dale Earnhardt JR' stogie

Isn’t Tony Stewart the one they call “Smoke?”

NASCAR’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., has licensed his name and likeness to a cigar. The “Dale Earnhardt JR” is made by Louisville, Ky.-based Ted’s Cigars, and features Earnhardt’s ‘88’ car number, a facsimile of his signature and his photo on its packaging.

Tobacco advertising has been banned by law in NASCAR and other sports since 2010, and the immensely popular auto racing organization prides itself on a squeaky-clean image.

But neither the law nor NASCAR has a rule barring drivers, who operate as independent contractors and retain ownership of their branding, from endorsing tobacco or any other products outside of their relationship with the series.

A NASCAR spokesperson told FoxNews.com that the series' policy is that “tobacco advertising is regulated by the federal government,” and “If the advertising is permitted by the government – we allow it.”

“It is the teams’ responsibility to prove to us that a particular product is permitted.”

The 6-inch Earnhardt stogies sell for $12 each or $100 for 10 on the company’s website, with a box of 25 going for $225. They’re described as a having a “mild, creamy smoke with a smooth finish.”

The NASCAR name and logo are not used on the cigars or their packaging, but the Ted’s Cigars website does refer to Earnhardt as “NASCAR’s iconic driver.”

Representatives for Earnhardt and the NASCAR Sprint Cup team he drives for, Hendrick Racing, have not responded to calls for comment.
If Sonny had EZ-Pass, he'd have survived that hit...
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#2
Saw it last night on Halfwheel. Was excited because I am a fan, but don't like Connecticut wrappers. Plus it seems like a gimmick, and is way overpriced. Won't be buying one in other words.
"I do not save cigars for occasions that may not happen. Cigars make the occasion special, not the other way around."

Ryan
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(12-06-2012, 03:31 PM)Guarantee Wrote: Saw it last night on Halfwheel. Was excited because I am a fan, but don't like Connecticut wrappers. Plus it seems like a gimmick, and is way overpriced. Won't be buying one in other words.

I saw it too. Made me laugh. Ditka has his own cigar and wine now too.
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(12-06-2012, 03:31 PM)Guarantee Wrote: Plus it seems like a gimmick, and is way overpriced. Won't be buying one in other words.

That's exactly what I was thinking too!
If Sonny had EZ-Pass, he'd have survived that hit...
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#5
Rocky Patel is doing a hockey & a baseball endorced released....why noy a NASCAR one ?!?!?!? Not going to buy any of them !!!!

http://www.halfwheel.com/news-rocky-pate...ie-parent/
http://www.halfwheel.com/review-rocky-patel-hr-500/
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(12-06-2012, 04:43 PM)SJS Wrote: Not going to buy any of them !!!!

Big +1
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(12-06-2012, 04:43 PM)SJS Wrote: Rocky Patel is doing a hockey & a baseball endorced released....why noy a NASCAR one ?!?!?!? Not going to buy any of them !!!!

http://www.halfwheel.com/news-rocky-pate...ie-parent/
http://www.halfwheel.com/review-rocky-patel-hr-500/

Yeah the Rocky release is for Gary Sheffield who is visiting a shop close to my house in March. I would buy one just to get an autograph, but Rocky usually makes pretty decent stuff IMO.
"I do not save cigars for occasions that may not happen. Cigars make the occasion special, not the other way around."

Ryan
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