NASCAR: Top-Five Bristol Paint Schemes


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This weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will run the Food City 500 In Support Of Steve Byrnes And Stand Up To Cancer from the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN. This will be the eighth race of the season and it will feature three drivers looking for their eighth straight top-10 finish to open the 2015 season. 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 – Jeff Gordon (3M)

Jeff Gordon will once again be sporting the 3M paint scheme this weekend. Gordon has run the 3M paint scheme a handful of other times in 2015 and the results have been mixed. The first time that he ran it he didn’t even get to qualify as there was that whole issue with inspections taking too long in Atlanta. This weekend in Bristol Gordon will look to keep his current momentum going. He is coming off of his best finish of the season at Texas and has finished the last four races inside of the top-10.

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No. 4 -Paul Menard (Maxim Fantasy Sports)

When you see the No. 27 machine of Paul Menard this weekend in Bristol it’s going to make you think of a sunny day and that’s good because sun might be at a premium. Since have a top-five finish in Fontana, Menard has slipped a little bit the past two races with finishes of 23rd and 41st. Menard will need to get back what he had earlier in the season when he strung together four consecutive top-14 finishes if he wants to finish well this weekend. His recent struggles have dropped him to 16th in the points.

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No. 3 – Joey Logano (Auto Trader)

Joey Logano is one of those three drivers that will be chasing history this weekend in Bristol and he will be doing so in this Auto Trader paint scheme. Logano has finished all seven races of 2015 inside of the top-10. The record that he is chasing with Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. is 11 consecutive finishes of the sort and that was set in 1990 by Morgan Shepherd. In 12 career races at Bristol Logano’s average starting spot is 8th but his average finishing spot is 18th. This weekend he will need to be better than average to keep the streak alive.

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No. 2 – Sam Hornish Jr. (Nature Blast)

If Menard’s scheme makes you think of the sun, this scheme here is going to make you think spring. Sam Hornish Jr. will be rocking a cool new scheme this weekend for his sponsor Nature Blast. Hornish Jr. came into 2015 looking to make the most of the chance that RPM gave him when they announced that he was going to replace the departing Marcos Ambrose. Since the start of the season things have not gone the way that Hornish Jr. and RPM might have envisioned. At Bristol Hornish Jr. and the No. 9 team will look to right the ship.

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No. 1 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Mountain Dew ‘DEWSHINE’)

The top spot of the week without question goes to Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his special Mountain Dew scheme for Bristol. The above photo simply doesn’t do the paint scheme justice as this is one of the cooler paint schemes that Jr. has ever run. On Sunday Jr. and the No. 88 will continue in the effort to keep their momentum going in the right direction. In five of seven races in 2015 the No. 88 machine has come home in the top-4 which is pretty impressive. The only thing better than that might be finding victory lane on Sunday.

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