Evernham gets new look in 2007

No. 9 and 19 Dodge Chargers for 2007 Sport Reverse Paint Schemes, Continue Classic Evernham/Dodge Look STATESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 8, 2006) -- Dodge and Evernham Motorsports announced today new primary paint schemes for the No. 9 and 19 ...

No. 9 and 19 Dodge Chargers for 2007 Sport Reverse Paint Schemes, Continue Classic Evernham/Dodge Look

STATESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 8, 2006) -- Dodge and Evernham Motorsports announced today new primary paint schemes for the No. 9 and 19 Dodge Chargers of drivers Kasey Kahne and Elliott Sadler for the 2007 season. The two cars are near mirror images of each other, but both carry the distinctive bold red color of the Dodge brand and signature Ram logo on the hood.

"The Dodge brand is about bold, capable and powerful performance -- on the track and on the streets," said Mike Accavitti, director, Dodge Motorsports and SRT Marketing and Product Planning, Chrysler Group. "Fans in the stands and watching on television look for the signature Dodge-red Charger race cars, and we want to keep their attention in 2007 with two new paint schemes that freshen our look, but remain consistent with our brand image. We expect to see Kasey and Elliott running at the front of the field, so fans shouldn't have to look too hard to find the Evernham Dodge Dealers/UAW Chargers on the track."

Kahne's racing colors will flip from 2006 to 2007, moving the red from the top side of the Dodge Charger to the bottom and bringing white to the hood and roof areas of the car. The number will again be black on the sides and roof of the Dodge Charger.

Kahne's 2007 Dodge Charger will feature the classic Ram head and Dodge Dealers logo on the hood while sporting Dodge independently on the rear quarter panels.

UAW and McDonald's will be represented in front of the rear wheels, and Stanley Tools again will be on the c-post. Mopar and Freightliner show behind the rear wheels underneath the rear quarter panels while Siemens, Valvoline, vitaminwater, PPG and Bosch will grace the b-post.

Sadler's Dodge Charger will be the reverse of Kahne's, with red adorning the hood and roof areas of the car and white on the lower portions of the side panels, growing more dominant as it reaches the rear of the car and eventually fully covering the back end from the rear quarter panel.

The door number will be black as well, sporting a uniformity that is important to Ray Evernham.

Sadler's Dodge Charger also will feature the classic Ram head and Dodge Dealers logo on the hood while sporting Dodge independently on the rear quarter panels.

UAW will be represented in front of the rear wheels, as is on Kahne's Dodge Charger, with Stanley Tools on the c-post and Siemens adorning the deck lid. Mopar and Freightliner show behind the rear wheels under the rear quarter panels while Siemens, Valvoline, Coca-Cola, PPG and Bosch will grace the b-post.

Team owner Ray Evernham felt it was important to keep the continuity of the classic Evernham Dodge look between the two Cup cars, while at the same time giving them each an updated style for the 2007 season.

"Every Dodge car or truck raced by Evernham Motorsports has the distinctive styling on the numbers, along with several other signatures of the Evernham Motorsports brand," said Ray Evernham, president and CEO of Evernham Motorsports. "The inverted paint schemes are indicative of the consistent teamwork and camaraderie exemplified by the entire organization that is critical to our success."

-credit: dodge motorsport

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