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Thought this could work on here since this is one of the more brand oriented (literally) sports out there.

First two 2014 cars to be revealed are Austin Dillon.

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Neither of which are impressive

The Dow car is a bit plain, and has several empty gaps that could easily have been fit in if the put "Dow Chemical" on the car instead.

The Cheerios seems to have heap upon heap of unneeded black on it, in a vain attempt to appeal to the Earnhardt crowd.

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Thought this could work on here since this is one of the more brand oriented (literally) sports out there.

First two 2014 cars to be revealed are Austin Dillon.

BbOG1U-IcAAcVZ7.jpg

Neither of which are impressive

The Dow car is a bit plain, and has several empty gaps that could easily have been fit in if the put "Dow Chemical" on the car instead.

The Cheerios seems to have heap upon heap of unneeded black on it, in a vain attempt to appeal to the Earnhardt crowd.

Unneeded black? Where have you been? Cheerios box has been yellow with black. It's not a vain attempt to appeal to the Earnhardt crowd, it's a design element. And to fill the empty gaps with Dow Chemicals, tells me you need to learn design. You don't always have to fill space with something. Less is more. Why fill the empty space and dilute a simple logo. Let the logo do the work. And if anyone wants to see more 2014 schemes go here: http://www.jayski.com/schemes/paintschemes.htm

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All I can say is Austin Dillon has one set of kahunas. Gonna be one stressful year for the guy. NASCAR fans are going to have a hard time respecting this guy.

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Unneeded black? Where have you been? Cheerios box has been yellow with black. It's not a vain attempt to appeal to the Earnhardt crowd, it's a design element. And to fill the empty gaps with Dow Chemicals, tells me you need to learn design. You don't always have to fill space with something. Less is more. Why fill the empty space and dilute a simple logo. Let the logo do the work. And if anyone wants to see more 2014 schemes go here: http://www.jayski.com/schemes/paintschemes.htm

The black has always been an accent color, not a secondary like here.

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I like both cars. The red and white are good, but I think it would look a little too much like Harvick's #4 Budweiser car. Hence the black on Dillon's ride. With the cheerios car, light orange, yellow, and white aren't strong enough colors together and would blend with each other as well. The black replaces the light orange, and here we are.

When you think about it, when Cheerios and General Mills were on the #43 car for a long time, it had the Petty Blue & Red. Would that be considered trying to appeal to the Petty fanbase?

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I like both cars. The red and white are good, but I think it would look a little too much like Harvick's #4 Budweiser car. Hence the black on Dillon's ride. With the cheerios car, light orange, yellow, and white aren't strong enough colors together and would blend with each other as well. The black replaces the light orange, and here we are.

When you think about it, when Cheerios and General Mills were on the #43 car for a long time, it had the Petty Blue & Red. Would that be considered trying to appeal to the Petty fanbase?

100% correct petty blue is a color that has been on there car forever, and is a unique tradition

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I honestly think the #3 shouldn't even be used by any racer,especially a rookie. Earnhardt died in that #3car it should be honoured.

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I honestly think the #3 shouldn't even be used by any racer,especially a rookie. Earnhardt died in that #3car it should be honoured.

I think they should have atleast changed the font, that #3 will always be Sr.'

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The Dow design is terrible. There are lines going in every direction. The white part does nothing to compliment the lines/shape of the car and is very akward. Especially at the point where it just misses lining up with the A pillar. The angle is slightly off too

The Cheerios car is better using a traditional racing stripe ala the Camaro, but i cant quite tell whats going on on the door. Looks like a shape that screws up the rythem of the stripes on top and is just too much black.

But thats the point isnt it? Lets not act like Childress dosent want to push a black 3 as much as possible. Petty has always used his blue because he has always put his brand above his sponsors. He started using red as a comprimise with STP. At that time STP cars were all red. He is a special case where the sponsors will have to comprimise some color to work with him.

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The Dow design is terrible. There are lines going in every direction. The white part does nothing to compliment the lines/shape of the car and is very akward. Especially at the point where it just misses lining up with the A pillar. The angle is slightly off too

Welcome to the designing world of NASCAR. You'll see things that may not make a lot of sense but you'll just say "eh, whatever" and move on.

Here are my Top 3 Favorite cars heading into next year:

Harvick/Outback Steakhouse:

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Brad Keselowski/Miller Lite, supposedly a One-time only thing:

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Stenhouse Jr./Nationwide Insurance

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Sadly, all 3 of these cars will only run a few races.

ACtually, slammersman, NASCAR owns the numbers. Childress also asked permission from the Earnhardts (Dale Jr., Teresa, etc.) to use the number

(Info and Pics from Jayski)

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Love the white Miller Lite "can"

As for the #3, the number was Richard Childress' to begin with. He raced it BEFORE Dale Sr was in the car. People also forget that Dale Sr won a championship in the #2!

Childress went to all four of Dale's children and asked their permission. From what's been shared on Twitter and with respected NASCAR media types, Kerry, Kelly, Dale Jr, and Taylor ALL were for it, as were those on Dale Sr's last pit crew. No one's upset with the number coming back that had direct association with it, just some "fans."

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6 current HoFers have driven the #3 in their careers so it's not that special of a number, but that particular style of #3 is Dale's they really should have changed the font show a disconnect between dale and austin.

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I like both cars. The red and white are good, but I think it would look a little too much like Harvick's #4 Budweiser car. Hence the black on Dillon's ride. With the cheerios car, light orange, yellow, and white aren't strong enough colors together and would blend with each other as well. The black replaces the light orange, and here we are.

When you think about it, when Cheerios and General Mills were on the #43 car for a long time, it had the Petty Blue & Red. Would that be considered trying to appeal to the Petty fanbase?

100% correct petty blue is a color that has been on there car forever, and is a unique tradition

Petty blue is an original creation of Lee, Richard, and Maurice Petty and Dale Inman. The legend and truth behind it is funny: they had some cans of blue and white paint, mixed them together, and painted a car with the mixture.

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6 current HoFers have driven the #3 in their careers so it's not that special of a number, but that particular style of #3 is Dale's they really should have changed the font show a disconnect between dale and austin.

Look at this picture from 1980. The driver: Richard Childress. Look at the number font. Look familiar? The number and font style ARE RCR's.

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2385837414_2bb70bfb41_o.jpgi would have been much happier with this font which was also used by Childress, and was used more, Sr. also drive that style number too but he made the more rounded #3 famous

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