A Guide To The No. 16 National Guard Ford The Many Paint Schemes Of The No. 16 National Guard Ford Concord, NC (April 5, 2005) - As an avid fan or even an occasional spectator of NASCAR racing, one may notice that the look of the cars is ...
A Guide To The No. 16 National Guard Ford
The Many Paint Schemes Of The No. 16 National Guard Ford
Concord, NC (April 5, 2005) - As an avid fan or even an occasional spectator of NASCAR racing, one may notice that the look of the cars is changing. Yes, the spoilers are shorter and the body styles have evolved but an even more aesthetic change has occurred. The days of seeing the same car with the same paint scheme every week are quickly passing and the No. 16 National Guard Ford is no exception.
Many teams and sponsors have found that taking advantage of partnerships formed on the track also prove successful away from the track. For example, the National Guard has partnerships this season with six associate sponsors: Post-it, Charter, Subway, Travelodge, Jackson Hewitt and Labor Ready. Through those partnerships, many cross-promotional opportunities arise and all parties benefit.
The partnerships are visible on the track each week with the varying paint schemes on the No. 16 National Guard Ford. Right now there are five different paint schemes, the one on the track most frequently being the design featuring the National Guard and it's signature American flag colors. Post-it, Charter, Subway and Jackson Hewitt each have a paint scheme featuring their logo for that particular week. The Post-it paint scheme has already run at California and Atlanta and is scheduled for seven more appearances this season.
Last weekend at Bristol, the Charter paint scheme was featured on the National Guard Ford and this weekend in Martinsville, the car will sport a unique black and red Jackson Hewitt paint scheme. Subway chose to unveil their paint scheme in Phoenix at the Subway Fresh 500. Travelodge will keep a traditional National Guard paint scheme but add a few elements of their own to make it unique for the upcoming Darlington race.
However, each week Greg Biffle will still be behind the wheel, Doug Richert will still be on the pit box, the National Guard crew will be ready on the wall and most importantly the National Guard soldiers will be represented with pride. So keep your eye out for the No. 16 Ford each week and know that although its appearance may change, you're still cheering for the same team.
The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest enduring institutions. The National Guard operates in all 50 states, three territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit the National Guard website at www.1-800-GO-GUARD.com.
Roush Racing is a subsidiary of Livonia, Mich., based Roush Industries that operates 10 motorsports teams; five in NASCAR Nextel Cup with drivers Mark Martin, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch and Greg Biffle, three in the Busch Series with Martin, Kenseth and Edwards, and two in the Craftsman Truck Series with drivers Todd Kluever and Ricky Craven.