NASCAR: Top-Five Martinsville Paint Schemes


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This weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will run the STP 500 from the Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, VA. This will be the sixth race of the season and if Kevin Harvick has his way it will be his ninth straight top-two finish. When the green flag waves on Sunday there will be more than a dozen special paint schemes on the track. Below you will find the top-five paint schemes from this weekend’s race.

Be sure to leave a comment and let us know which one you like the best.

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No. 5 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Diet Dew)

This weekend Earnhardt Jr. will take a break from his Nationwide paint scheme and he will deck out his Diet Dew scheme. The Dale Calls are sure to be out in Martinsville as Earnhardt Jr. will be chasing his first win of the season. The No. 88 team ran well last weekend in Fontana and might have had a top-three finish if not for the flurry of late cautions. This weekend look for the No. 88 machine to be up towards the front of the field once again.

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No. 4 – Tony Stewart (Code 3 Associates)

Last weekend Stewart debuted his 2015 Rush Truck Centers paint scheme and he had his first top-15 finish of the season. This weekend Stewart will be debuting another new paint scheme and the No. 14 team will look to keep trending in the right direction. In Fontana Stewart might have had a better finish had his car not suffered some damage courtesy of martin Truex Jr. who clipped the No. 14 machine while trying to payback the No. 43 car of Aric Almirola.

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No. 3 – Austin Dillon (Cheerios)

Who doesn’t need some Cheerios in their lives? This weekend Dillon and the No. 3 team will be racing their Cheerios paint scheme. Dillon has gotten off to a solid while unspectacular start to the 2015 season. Dillon has three top-16 runs in 2015 to go along with a 20th and 39th. Things certainly could be worse but they could also be a whole lot better. This weekend look for Dillon to attempt to get his first top-10 finish of 2015.

No. 2 – Paul Menard (Pittsburgh Paints)

The paint scheme that Menard is running this weekend might be one of the coolest looking ones on the track. On Sunday the No. 27 machine will sport the Pittsburgh Paints scheme which features a cool splattered paint design and is a really sharp-looking scheme overall. Menard has had a couple of nice runs this season and he will be looking to continue that in Martinsville.

No. 1 – Chase Elliott (NAPA)

Elliott takes the top spot this week because this is the first time that we will see his No. 15 NAPA scheme on the track. The scheme itself is pretty awesome but fans shouldn’t fall in love with it all that much since Elliott will be taking over the No. 24 in 2016 and there isn’t any word as to what sponsors will be aboard. While it’s unfair to expect too much from a driver making his first Sprint Cup Series start it would be foolish not to point out how high the expectations are for Elliott on Sunday.

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