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I've been meaning to make this thread for a while, but I found myself going through albums looking for a certain obscure 1990s NASCAR paint scheme and saw some pictures of NASCAR paint schemes featuring NCAA teams.

I don't think anyone has ever made a thread about this before, and this is the perfect place for it - so why not? Here goes - all NASCAR paint schemes I know of featuring other sports. Feel free to post any I missed.

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Jerry Glanville, Atlanta Falcons, 1992

I had this die-cast car as a kid, Glanville did have a brief racing career, but I'm not sure (and doubt) this scheme was ever actually run.

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Tim Fedewa, Florida State Seminoles, Richmond 1995

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Johnny Chapman, NC State Wolfpack, Hickory 1996

(apparently Chapman raced a Miami Hurricanes car at Rockingham in 1996 as well, but I can't find any pics)

Also, contender for "creepiest postcard photo ever" award...

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Bobby Labonte, Joe Gibbs Hall of Fame, Talladega 1996

This car was run to commemorate Joe Gibbs' induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Of course, he owned the car.

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Lake Speed, Nebraska Cornhuskers, 1997

This scheme obviously made it to a real car, die-casts were even made, but it apparently never saw the track.

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Sterling Marlin, Tennessee Volunteers, Bristol 1999

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Scott Pruett, Alabama Crimson Tide, Talladega 2000

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., MLB All-Star Game, Talladega 2001

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Michael Waltrip, Texas Longhorns, Texas 2006

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Brian Scott, Boise State Broncos, Atlanta 2011

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Michael Waltrip, Auburn Tigers, Talladega 2011

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Ryan Newman, Quicken Loans Carrier Classic, 2011

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Trevor Bayne, Pat Summitt "We Back Pat", Bristol 2012

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Clint Bowyer, Alabama Crimson Tide, Talladega 2012

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Michael Waltrip, Kentucky Wildcats, Kentucky 2012

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That's so funny FSU and NC State both had cars. But good thread! You got all the ones I cold think of! Also, the Dale Jr all star game one was the Pepsi 400, not 'Dega.

Adding to this thread in a way, Sauber F1 has a Chelsea logo on the side of their cars.

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^Nice call on the Earnhardt! Things like that are why I started the thread.

This one's a bit of a reach, but with Joe Gibbs owning the car, Bobby Labonte had a few interesting helmet schemes in the 1990s:

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I remember seeing a wall full of these at a restaurant in Charlotte once. Pretty sure he wore at least a few of them.

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I believe that there were IndyCars produced for all the NFL teams this year. It's buried in the NFL Mega thread, however, I think they were all promotional, not actual track intended cars.

FYP. (Yeah, I started a thread on this.)

Also, JR Hildebrand's IndyCar (#4) had a San Francisco 49ers paint scheme a few weeks ago at Sonoma. (Jim Harbaugh is a part owner of this team.)

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I had no idea about those Red Wings cars, nice!

Sure, let's throw wrestling in there too - that #49 NWO car was run by Kyle Petty in 1997.

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Steve Grissom, 1996

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Lance Hooper, 1998

Jerry Nadeau, 1999. This car had a few different schemes, one featuring Goldberg as a "one race wonder." (Also the 3rd Jerry Nadeau mention, that's got to be a first for, well, anything.)

In searching for the WCW pics I hit a goldmine - a thread on another forum about sports-themed NASCAR paint schemes that features a few not shown yet here:

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Christian Fittipaldi, New York Yankees, Watkins Glen 2003

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Hermie Sadler, VT/VCU/JMU/UVA, 2003

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Donnie Neuenberger, Maryland Terrapins, 2004

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Jeff Burton, NBA All-Star Game, Daytona 2004

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^Nice call on the Earnhardt! Things like that are why I started the thread.

This one's a bit of a reach, but with Joe Gibbs owning the car, Bobby Labonte had a few interesting helmet schemes in the 1990s:

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I remember seeing a wall full of these at a restaurant in Charlotte once. Pretty sure he wore at least a few of them.

This started with Dale Jarrett. This is the best picture I can find.

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