Skip to content

You may not be able to tell the cars in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race without a program

Mar 21, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

The paint scheme that will be seen on Kyle Busch's Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in Sunday's Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. The paint scheme that will be seen on Kyle Busch's Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in Sunday's Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.

In Major League Baseball, the NFL, NBA and NHL, it’s fairly easy to keep track of who’s who because players wear the same kind of uniforms game in and out (including the variation uniforms they wear for road games).

But fans going to Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., may need to buy a race program to figure out who will be in which car.

Sure, the car numbers will be the same – such as 48 for Jimmie Johnson, 24 for Jeff Gordon, 88 for Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2 for Brad Keselowski and so forth – but the colors, paint schemes and sponsors will be entirely different than the typical norm.

Thanks to our friends at NASCAR.com, click here for a digital cheat sheet to show you what the car your favorite driver(s) will look like in Sunday’s race so you can keep track of his/her progress.

For the record, our two favorite schemes – those of Clint Bowyer‘s No. 15 and Kasey Kahne‘s No. 5 – are below.

Follow me @JerryBonkowski

source:

Clint Bowyer’s car in Fontana.

source:
Kasey Kahne’s car in Fontana.

  1. worknman24hours - Mar 21, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Excellent point-once the car of tomorrow came along and the profile became stabilized for all makes, the brand identity took a real dive.

    This matters to the fans-it should matter to NASCAR that the cars no longer reflect the true shape of the real cars they supposedly imitate.

    One more thing, they always talk about slowing the cars down-open the front grills of the cars up at all times.

    Don’t let the teams aero cheat with duct tape.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Video from NASCAR America

Remembering the Hendrick Motorsports plane crash
Top 10 NASCAR Driver Searches
  1. K. Busch (1910)
  2. R. Preece (1753)
  3. R. Newman (1362)
  4. B. Keselowski (1298)
  5. W. Pitkat (1286)
  1. M. Kenseth (1277)
  2. L. Cassill (1241)
  3. D. Coby (1220)
  4. R. Rovelo (1108)
  5. K. Kahne (1089)