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.
The metallic solid blue Ford
Galaxies and Fairlanes driven
by two-time Cup champion Ned
Jarrett were on track in the mid-
1960s and fielded by Maynard
Bond Long III, a 25-year-old heir
to a major Fortune 500 company.
The yellow 1966 Ford Galaxie
owned and built by NASCAR
legend Junior Johnson ranks as
one of the most controversial
in the sport’s 65-year history.
Fred Lorenzen debuted the car in
Atlanta on Aug. 7, 1966.
Jeff Gordon’s No. 24 Hendrick
Motorsports Chevrolet, dubbed
“T-Rex” and driven in The
Winston special non-points Cup
event on May 17, 1997, at Charlotte Motor Speedway, raced
only once in its original form.
Dale Earnhardt drove this
version of the yellow and blue
Wrangler Jeans Chevrolet to nine
of his 76-career wins and Cup
championships in 1986 and ’87
for Richard Childress Racing.
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