Every year, race fans who travel I-95 wait anxiously for the parade of haulers to make their way down the famed route to Daytona International Speedway – which is the first sign that the beginning of a new race season is upon us. Inside those haulers are the cars fans can’t wait to see on track. And in 2015, many of those cars will be carrying new paint schemes and new sponsors.
This race season comes with more paint scheme changes than lead changes at a restrictor plate race, and Joe Gibbs Racing leads the way when it comes to cars with a new and different look.
For starters, Carl Edwards, who moved to Joe Gibbs Racing this year, is bringing a new sponsor and a new car to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the No. 19 ARRIS Toyota Camry. Edwards’ teammate Matt Kenseth has a familiar sponsor back on his car with Dewalt – the sponsor who was with him when he won his 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Meanwhile at JGR, Kyle Busch’s famous yellow M&M’s car makes way for the Daytona debut of the green M&M’s Crispy Toyota.
Over at Roush Fenway Racing, Trevor Bayne will be bringing the famed No. 6 car back to the Sprint Cup series with his former XFINITY Series sponsor AdvoCare on board for his first full season at NASCAR’s highest level. His teammate Greg Biffle boasts a new sponsor this season with Ortho Bug B Gone, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. moves to the cockpit of the No. 17 Fastenal Ford Fusion.
Hendrick Motorsports also isn’t immune to change. Jeff Gordon will be driving a new 3M Chevrolet for multiple races, and his AARP/Drive to End Hunger paint scheme has also undergone a major overhaul. Fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be pulling onto the track at Daytona with Nationwide Insurance on his side ‑ a first for fans who are used to watching the National Guard contend each week. And let’s not forget about Kasey Kahne, who will be driving a Farmers Insurance Chevrolet that was designed by NASCAR fans as part of the company’s “Design the 5” promotion last season.
Those changes are just the tip of the iceberg. Just like fans, we’re excited to see the new paint schemes on track this season, and we can’t wait to find out if we’ll be making a Raced Win die-cast for one of them
on February 22!