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#1 RyanMcD29

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 18:44

We've surprisingly never had a thread for NASCAR paint schemes. Although it's not sports uniforms per say, this could be a cool thread to see what special schemes come out as the season progresses. Anybody got a favorite look for 2012?

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 19:41

I really like Jimmie Johnson's 48 car this year. Not sure if it's for all year, but I think it looks great.

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 20:16

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 21:14

a little bias but Jr. paint scheme for Amp is awesome

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 22:40

denny hamlin's car looks cool

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 00:30

a little bias but Jr. paint scheme for Amp is awesome

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I saw a tweet today that said AMP is no longer his sponsor because he failed to help them gain any popularity as an energy drink brand, so he's now going to have a Diet Mountain Dew car.

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 00:44

Oh really I saw him wearing a diet mountain dew suit at the Duel but I didn't know he got rid of AMP

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 01:10

Here's the link:

https://twitter.com/#!/darrenrovell/status/173070577454690304

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 07:56

I think JJs new scheme is sharp (Shelby stripes kinda) but overall a downgrade. Miss the neon yellow Hendrick door numbers; too much blue/white.

Still really like the Kobalt Tools version.
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Posted February 25, 2012 - 10:11

I like Harvick's revised Bud scheme this year. It has a bit more red along the logo on the back fender and the hood emblem compared to last year.

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Also, I'm not fond of the new scheme for the 48 car. It looks too bland. However, I'm awaiting the few races when Jeff Gordon will race the DuPont car.

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 11:01

isnt Harvick driving the red/white version mostly this year?

now this is a damn beautiful ride. the problem with nascar livery is most of it is. . . well theres no word except terrible. nascar needs a dose of minimalism. (joey lagano's ride is my 2nd favorite. all orange. well designed) they should have kept the yellow numbers though, everyone recognizes the yellow numbers, like the silver version
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not sure what to make of Gordon's stuff. i think i like it. would rather see blue here than black though. and look, yellow numbers!
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this is one of the most ridiculous things ive ever seen. seriously, who thought those MTDEW mountain graphics were a good idea?
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did Hamlin have this last year too? i hate it, but whatevs
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if it aint broke dont fix it. the Wood Brothers scheme is my favorite. this is how it should be done. follow the lines of the car and compliment the shapes and curves. make the numbers unique and contrast to the rest of the colors. perfection
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Posted February 25, 2012 - 12:03

I think the cool thing about Johnson's car is the consistency from scheme to scheme, though I do agree the yellow numbers have become iconic and they should've stuck around.

Also Harvick's going to run the black Bud car mainly (in addition to the Jimmy John's and Rheem cars again). I think the red car's showing up every so often.. maybe night races? Not sure what the rhyme and reason will be behind that.

As a good resource, here's Jayski's paint scheme pages. Just a heads up, though, you can't hotlink anything found there so it's a see, but don't touch type of deal http://www.jayski.co...aintschemes.htm

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 12:10

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Too bad Kurt Busch isn't in it anymore. :(

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 12:12

The Jayski paint scheme site is alway a great asset for any paint scheme you want to see.

http://www.jayski.co...mes/2012cup.htm

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 12:49

i wont link directly, but Brad Kawasaki-yama-yomama'a car is a good example of what drives me nuts in nascar livery. http://www.jayski.co...s/2012/2cup.htm those graphics are terrible to beign with. they crowd everything, just getting in the way of the quarterpanel name and door number, and is it supposed to be flowing from glass to bottle?

also, that is the best website design ive seen since 1996 /sarcasm

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 13:02

AJ Allmadingerlinger goin OLD SCHOOL for Vegas (maybe more?)! this is awesome! except for the gradient in the pennzoil logo
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Posted February 25, 2012 - 13:12

I love Jimmy's scheme this year! So classy.

Not really a fan of my guy's
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This also looks pretty good
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Jayski also has this for Junior. "AMP will be the primary sponsor at Martinsville Speedway in April and three more times in 2012."
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Posted February 25, 2012 - 13:20

Kenseth's car (best buy) is another that makes me wonder who the hell designs this stuff. why is the door graphic going forward but the number leaning back? on the right side they didnt mirror the number so its actually going the right way, forward. the quarter panel yellow section goes up rather than following the line of the panel, like the rest of the graphic is doing. terrible tangent at the tag on the hood and headlight graphic. i swear nascar makes me rage

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 15:23

Kenseth's car (best buy) is another that makes me wonder who the hell designs this stuff. why is the door graphic going forward but the number leaning back? on the right side they didnt mirror the number so its actually going the right way, forward. the quarter panel yellow section goes up rather than following the line of the panel, like the rest of the graphic is doing. terrible tangent at the tag on the hood and headlight graphic. i swear nascar makes me rage

TRUTH! I hate the lack of attention to detail. Numbers that are skewed different on each side drives me nuts. Penske, Roush, and Stewart-Haas are the guilty parties, and the #5 Hendrick car.
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Posted February 25, 2012 - 15:56

I'm with the others that Johnson's ride would be perfect if they kept the yellow numbers.

I'm with BrandMoore on the Wood Brothers 21. Classy.

Really digging Smoke's Office Depot scheme. Has kind of a hot rod feel to it.

Love the stripes on Newman's Army car.

I actually kinda like the graphics on Jr's Diet Dew car.

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