7 Most Iconic NASCAR Liveries of the Past Three Decades
When it comes to technology, most people agree that the newer the better. But, when the topic turns to iconic art, consensus dissolves into a mishmash of opinions. One thing that most people will agree on, however, is that sometimes the past had it right the first time. With that in mind, here’s a look at 10 NASCAR themes of the past three decades that will go down in history as some of the most iconic. Viagra: Mark Martin
The Viagra car wasn't so much 'famous' as it was 'infamous.' Fans questioned the seriousness of the livery, especially with an old a tenured racer behind the wheel. But hey, any guy with the balls the ride around with a Viagra sign on his car has to be pretty sure of himself.
UPS: Dale Jarrett
"Race the Truck" was the slogan associated with the No. 88 UPS car. Driven by NASCAR great Dale Jarrett, the early 2000's became a marketing masterpiece for the folks at UPS.
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Miller Lite: Rusty Wallace
Understated blue and a shout-out to a great American beer: what’s not to like about this iconic design driven by an iconic driver?
US Military: Various Drivers
We love all of these themes, both for their patriotism and their simple and bold designs. Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Kasey Kahne all rocked the military sponsor at one point or another.
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Budweiser: Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
In 2001, Dale Earnhardt Jr. became one of NASCAR's most beloved drivers. Not only was it his second season running under his father's race team Dale Earnhardt Inc., but during the 2001 Daytona 500, his father suffered a fatal crash going into the final corner of the race.
His sophomore season was dedicated to his father's legacy, and his Budweiser Chevy became a piece of NASCAR history.
DuPont: Jeff Gordon
In 1992, a newcomer to the racing world made his debut with Hendrick motorsports. Little did we all know, that Jeff Gordon would go on to be one of the best racers of all time. And his iconic "rainbow" DuPont Chevrolet was to thank for 1995 and 1997 championship wins.
Goodwrench: Dale Earnhardt, Sr.
After seven NASCAR Winston Cup wins since 1980, Dale Earnhardt Sr. was near to winding down his long-tenured career in the sport. Unfortunately, a fatal crash during the 2001 Daytona 500 cut Earnhardt's time short. Originally introduced in 1988, the no. 3 Goodwrench car will forever be forever be cemented in the hearts and minds of NASCAR faithful.
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