No. 1 Jamie McMurray (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

NASCAR Preview: 22 Drivers Will Race Special Paint Schemes


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John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Circuit hits Daytona International Speedway this weekend for the Coke Zero 400 several drivers will be sporting unique paint schemes. When your driver runs a different paint scheme it tends to make the race that much more exciting. For the drivers running different schemes are also important because they obviously want to win for whatever sponsor or cause they are running the different scheme for.

Here is a special peek at this weeks schemes.

No. 3 Austin Dillon (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 3 Austin Dillon (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 4 Kevin Harvick (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 4 Kevin Harvick (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 5 Kasey Kahne (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 5 Kasey Kahne (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 10 Danica Patrick (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 10 Danica Patrick (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 14 Tony Stewart (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 14 Tony Stewart (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 15 Clint Bowyer (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 15 Clint Bowyer (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 16 Greg Biffle (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 16 Greg Biffle (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 18 Kyle Busch (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 18 Kyle Busch (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 24 Jeff Gordon (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 24 Jeff Gordon (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 27 Paul Menard (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 27 Paul Menard (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 33 Bobby Labonte (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 33 Bobby Labonte (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 40 Landon Cassill (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 40 Landon Cassill (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 41 Kurt Busch (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 41 Kurt Busch (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 42 Kyle Larson (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 42 Kyle Larson (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 43 Aric Almirola (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 43 Aric Almirola (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 48 Jimmie Johnson (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 48 Jimmie Johnson (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 55 Brian Vickers (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 55 Brian Vickers (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

No. 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Courtesy of NASCAR.com)

Please note that that Cole Whitt and the No. 26 machine will have a special paint scheme Saturday night for their new sponsor Scorpion Protective Coatings. Also, Marcos Ambrose will be driving a special paint scheme that features the Wounded Warriors Project. That brings the grand total of special paint schemes this weekend up to 22!

With over half of the field running a special scheme it is more than likely that we are going to see one of those schemes end up in Victory Lane. Which special paint scheme do you think is most likely to get there? If you want to see what the Beyond The Flag staff thought be sure to check out our Staff Predictions.

Christopher Olmstead is the Editor of BeyondTheFlag.com on the FanSided Network. Follow us on Twitter @Beyond_The_Flag and “Like” us on Facebook.

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