It’s Cereal Time!: Our Favorite Cereal-Themed Race Cars

When Austin Dillon wakes up this weekend in his motor home at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the first thing he eats may be a big bowl of Pumpkin Spice Cheerios.

If he eschews the specialty cereal for something different, he’ll have plenty of reminders of the cereal throughout the day that may make him start to crave a bowl.

Pumpkin Spice Cheerios is the latest offering from General Mills and their line of Cheerios cereals to grace Dillon’s No. 3 Chevrolet SS. If you haven’t seen the paint scheme, it’s a really cool design.

This got us thinking.

There have been some memorable cereal-themed paint schemes in NASCAR through the years, so we decided to highlight some of our favorites.

Below are five of our favorite cereal-themed paint schemes with one honorable mention.

We hope you enjoy! Let us know which cereal-themed cars you like.

 

1. Dale Earnhardt’s 1997 No. 3 Wheaties

Dale Earnhardt drove the memorable orange No. 3 Wheaties Chevrolet Monte Carlo during the 1997 The Winston at Charlotte Motor Speedway, finishing fourth.

Dale Earnhardt's Wheaties

(Photo credit: ©1997 Jayski.com)

 

2. Terry Labonte’s 1997 No. 5 Kellogg’s Corn Flakes

Terry Labonte drove this popular No. 5 Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Chevrolet Monte Carlo with the rooster on the hood during the 1997 season, winning one race the fall Talladega event.

Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes

(Photo credit: ©1997 Jayski.com)

 

3. Terry Labonte’s 2001 No. 5 Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes

Terry Labonte drove the No. 5 Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Chevrolet Monte Carlo that featured tiger stripes going down the sides and Tony the Tiger during 2001.

w0129ge0470

(Photo credit: ©2001 CIA Stock Photography)

 

4. Bobby Labonte’s 2008 No. 43 Trix, Lucky & Friends

No one could miss Bobby Labonte’s colorful No. 43 Trix, Lucky & Friends Dodge Charger that he drove to a 11th-place finish during the 2008 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

20080522em2225

(Photo credit: ©2008 CIA Stock Photography)

 

5. Clint Bowyer’s 2009 No. 33 Monsters Cereals

Clint Bowyer finished sixth in the NASCAR Banking 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 17, 2009, behind the wheel of the spooky but entertaining No. 33 Monsters Cereals Chevrolet Impala SS.

33monsters-front-lms2-sm-ec

(Photo credit: ©2009 Jayski.com)

 

Honorable Mention: Austin Dillon’s 2016 No. 3 Pumpkin Spice Cheerios

Austin Dillon will drive the No. 3 Pumpkin Spice Cheerios in the New Hampshire 300 on Sunday, September 25. Since Dillon is in the Chase, the car on track will feature the yellow markers indicating that he’s a Chase participant.

DillonA Pumpkin Spice - 2016_car art only

 

« »
Lionel Racing

© 2017 Lionel NASCAR Collectibles. All rights reserved. Shop Die-cast, Apparel, and More at LionelRacing.com!


NASCAR, Inc. is not a sponsor of this blog. NASCAR® is a registered trademark of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc.