Hendrick Motorsports 2018 paint scheme reveal
Hendrick Motorsports refers to it as Legacy Lives.
When the Chevrolet flagship program arrives at Daytona Speedweeks in February, it would accomplish that with a brand new lineup and a model new look. Hendrick and Co. unveiled their new main paint schemes for the 2018 season and the overarching theme was heritage.
Chase Elliott will transfer from the No. 24 to the No. 9 — the quantity most related to the Elliott household in NASCAR. Invoice Elliott gained two Daytona 500s, the 1986 Winston Cup championship and the 2002 Brickyard 400 in varied iterations of the No. 9. In the meantime Chase Elliott captured the 2014 Xfinity Sequence championship and two Snowball Derby Tremendous Late Mannequin victories within the iconic household quantity.
“It is an incredible alternative for me,” Elliott stated. “However that is residence for me. That is the quantity I’ve all the time run up till final yr. I’ve gotten used to the No. 24 however I do not assume followers must be satisfied to get behind this.”
William Byron has pushed a No. 9 for almost all of his Tremendous Late Mannequin and NASCAR profession however will transition over to the No. 24 subsequent season. Byron has ascended to the very best ranges of the game very similar to Gordon did within the early 90s. Hendrick has stated on quite a few events that Byron is the right follow-up to Gordon within the Axalta No. 24.
For the primary time since Gordon left the automobile, the No. 24 will seem like itself once more, sporting a blue base and multi-colored flames. It’s practically equivalent to the automobile Gordon practically drove to a fifth championship through the 2015 Dash Cup Sequence season.
“It’s actually particular as a result of Jeff began out with Axalta and Mr. H took an opportunity on me,” Byron stated. “We had comparable ages and profession paths and I’m tremendous excited to hold these colours into Daytona subsequent yr.”
Alex Bowman will substitute Dale Earnhardt Jr. within the No. 88 after being the superstars hand-chosen option to drive the automobile.
“That is actually cool and so they really let me have a hand in designing the automobile,” Bowman stated. “I do know this was large for Dale and that is large in permitting really feel a sure possession of this automobile and quantity.”
After which there’s Jimmie Johnson, the seven-time champion, who might doubtlessly break the Cup Sequence report presently held by Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. And maybe fittingly sufficient, Johnson will drive an all-black automobile with day glo yellow trim.
“I’m very enthusiastic about my Lowe’s For Professionals automobile,” Johnson stated. “I’m excited for our entire look, my teammates and these Camaros.”
This was additionally the primary have a look at an precise paint scheme on the lately introduced Chevrolet Camaro our bodies that might be used within the Monster Vitality NASCAR Cup Sequence subsequent season.