Valvoline celebrates 150 years with Hendrick bobbleheads

One of the funniest NASCAR commercials of recent memory featured Hendrick Motorsports drivers Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. talking about NAPA merchandising, which included Elliott's likeness on a dipstick, a garden gnome and a massaging chair, among others.

The NAPA commercial obviously was a joke, but it turns out that in his rookie season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Elliott really does have his own bobblehead, as do his three Hendrick teammates.

Hendrick partner Valvoline is celebrating its 150th anniversary and as a result is offering a special promotion: Now through May 4, with every five quarts of any Valvoline Motor Oil purchased at select retailers, consumers can choose their choice of one of four free Pit Pals bobbleheads — Elliott, Earnhardt, Kasey Kahne or Jimmie Johnson.

Details are available at It might not be a garden gnome, but we suspect the bobbleheads will be big hits with race fans.