Here are some of the most sought-after NASCAR Cup Series diecasts from the 2022 season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
The Daytona 500 is far and away the most viewed NASCAR race year in year out. Because of the mass viewership, sponsors and teams tend to put out the best paint schemes they have, though we did not see as many “one-off” schemes this year as we usually do at Daytona International Speedway.
A main reason for this is the new Next Gen car; it seemed as though teams wanted to debut their primary sponsors in the 2022 season opener.
The Next Gen cars came with some new rules and layouts for teams. First and most obvious, the numbers on the car were moved forward from their spot right under the windows of the car. This gives teams and sponsors more space for branding opportunities.
The second major change, and my favorite change, is chrome numbers. They were originally banned by NASCAR for visibility reasons but made their return in 2022. Because of these layout and rule changes, we got some fresh, clean looking schemes at this year’s Daytona 500. Here are some that stood out from the rest.
Must-have diecasts from the Daytona 500: No. 1 – Ross Chastain
The first scheme is ironically the #1 Chevrolet driven by Trackhouse Racing Team’s Ross Chastain. After years of seeing Kurt Busch’s Monster Energy scheme on #1 car, this year’s scheme is a nice change.
The Advent Health Chevrolet Camaro has a sleek blue, green, and yellow scheme. Chastain’s nickname, The Watermelon Man, is also displayed by a small section of the car. The new look for #1 car, the color contrast, and the hint of watermelon is why this car made the list.