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The Best Movie Paint Schemes in NASCAR History

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Some of the most fun paint schemes in NASCAR are movie-related paint schemes. This weekend, Talladega Nights will be recreated with Ryan Preece and Chase Briscoe’s driving schemes based on the movie. What are some of the other best movie paint schemes in NASCAR history?

5. David Ragan Spongebob Aaron’s Dream Machine: 2015 Spongebob Squarepants 400

As a promotional tool for the 2015 movie The Spongebob Movie: Sponge out of Water, Nickelodeon sponsored the 2015 Kansas spring race, and they even sponsored David Ragan’s car. It’s not the first time that a Nickelodeon property has sponsored a race, but this paint scheme was pretty cool. However, it did not end the night well as Reagan spun out during the race and finished four laps down.

4. Kyle Busch Indiana Jones Scheme: 2008 Dodge Challenger 500

In 2008 at Darlington, Kyle Busch ran a special paint scheme to promote the upcoming Indiana Jones movie, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The best part about this paint scheme is that Kyle Busch actually won in this paint scheme. He won one of his eight races in his incredible 2008 regular season.

3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. The Dark Knight Rises: 2012 Quicken Loans 400

Dale Earnhardt Jr. ended his long winless streak at Michigan in 2012 driving a paint scheme for the upcoming Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises. He led 95 laps on the day, and he took home his first win in four years. It all came in a paint scheme that we will never see again.

2. William Byron Cole Trickle Paint Scheme: 2019 Southern 500

Days of Thunder is arguably the most iconic NASCAR movie of all time, including the paint schemes in it. From Cole Trickle’s 46 car to Rowdy Burns’ 51 car, and William Byron ran a Days of Thunder inspired paint scheme for throwback weekend at Darlington in 2019. While he did finish 21st, Byron did win the pole that night as he brought the iconic movie to life.

1. Kurt Busch “Me” Paint Scheme: 2012 Aaron’s 499

This weekend is not the first time that Talladega Nights came to life as Kurt Busch drove a paint scheme with the iconic “Me” sponsorship that Ricky Bobby drove in the final race of the movie. He finished 20th that day as he led four laps. Maybe Ryan Preece or Chase Briscoe can better that result this time around.

These are just some of the best movie paint schemes of all time. What are some other incredibly iconic movie cars in NASCAR history?

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