Iconic NASCAR Paint Schemes
Throughout NASCAR history, a race car’s paint scheme has become just as beloved by fans as the actual driver in the car. For instance, in 1971 Richard Petty originally walked away from a deal with STP because he didn’t want to paint his
No. 43 Plymouth red. He held his ground, thus creating the Petty blue and red iconic paint
scheme that is still used to this day. In this space, we’ll share some of the most iconic
paint schemes in NASCAR history.
BEN WHI TE PHOTOS COUR TESY OF NASCAR
In 1987, three-time NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series champion
Darrell Waltrip joined Hendrick
Motorsports. He drove the
No. 17 Tide Chevrolet Monte
Carlo and then Lumina through
the 1990 season.
Neil Bonnett made his return to
NASCAR at Talladega in 1993,
the No. 31 Goodwrench Chevrolet fielded by Richard Childress
Racing. The start came three
years after a serious crash at
Darlington sidelined Bonnett.
Jamie McMurray drove the solid
silver No. 40 Coors Light Dodge as
a replacement driver for Sterling
Marlin during the 2002 season.
McMurray went to Victory Lane in
just his second start during the
October Charlotte race.
After a dismal 1978 Sprint Cup
Series season of driving Dodge
Magnums, Richard Petty chose
the Oldsmobile Cutlass for
1979. Petty’s first outing in the
car produced his sixth of seven
Daytona 500 wins.
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