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Earnhardt among those ready to honor Elvis

Aug. 11, 2007 at 4:12 PM

MEMPHIS, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Famed NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. will attend a celebration of the late singer Elvis Presley in Memphis titled "Elvis Music & Movies at Graceland."

Earnhardt will serve as a host at the Elvis Week 2007 celebration next week, giving him a chance to honor the memory of a singer whose life he admits to being intrigued with, GoElvis.com reported Friday.

"I kinda understand what he went through. His life had so many different chapters with all the different things he did," Earnhardt said. "He changed and evolved quite a bit as an individual - how his mannerisms were and how he dealt with people."

"That's really interesting to me, how he went through his career and how he dealt with things."

Earnhardt also said he is looking forward taking his grandmother to Monday's event since she was the one who initially introduced him to Presley's works.

The two-night event will include the best of Presley's entertainment offerings and will be co-hosted by Brandon Bernstein of the National Hot Rod Association, the Web site said.

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