The deal was announced during Wednesday's media tour stop at RCR's mammoth headquarters.
Kerry will compete in the following Nextel Cup Races: April 25 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, May 22 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord for the NASCAR All-Star Challenge, July 3 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway and Oct. 3 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
``Dale [Sr.] and I had talked about what he wanted to do for Kerry,'' Childress said. ``He wanted to give him a great opportunity like he gave to Dale Jr.''
The Sponsorship for the car will be Bass Pro Shops.
Kerry has 65 Busch starts since 2000 with two top-five finishes, as well as one Cup start. He has four ARCA victories.
He says he has learned from past mistakes on the track
``If I try to push myself to meet the media expectations or what the fans think, I end up getting myself in trouble and wrecking and tearing up equipment,'' he said. ``My No. 1 focus is going to be to stay in the race and finish the race.
Its going to be awesome to see a Earnhardt piloting a R.C. car even though its only going to be for 5 races. I wish Richard and Kerry all the luck in the world.