Teams trading paint for Daytona 400

Teams Trading Paint For 43rd Annual Pepsi 400 on July 7 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (June 27, 2001) - Sparks aren't the only thing that's brought out by the 43rd annual Pepsi 400 on July 7 at Daytona International Speedway. Many of the 43 cars...

Teams Trading Paint For 43rd Annual Pepsi 400 on July 7

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (June 27, 2001) - Sparks aren't the only thing that's brought out by the 43rd annual Pepsi 400 on July 7 at Daytona International Speedway. Many of the 43 cars competing in the fastest night show will also be sporting special paint schemes.

Rusty Wallace, who's still seeking his first points' victory at the "World Center of Racing," will have a Harley-Davidson paint scheme on his No. 2 Miller Lite Ford. Wallace says he likes the fresh colors. "The Harley scheme is a really cool deal and we unveiled the thing right there at the Harley dealership in Daytona back in March," Wallace said.

It's only fitting that two-time Pepsi 400 winner Jeff Gordon would have a Pepsi scheme on his No. 24 DuPont Automotive Finishes Chevrolet for the Pepsi 400. Gordon will have the Pepsi logo on his hood and will trade his DuPont colors and red flames for midnight blue.

Michael Waltrip, the 2001 Daytona 500 champion, will celebrate the Independence Day weekend at Daytona with stars and stripes as his No. 15 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet will bear a patriotic paint scheme. Meanwhile, Ken Schrader's No. 36 M&M's Pontiac will also have stripes and fireworks.

Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart will have a cinematic feel to their Pontiac Grand Prixs. Both drivers will have dinosaurs on their hoods as their paint schemes help promote the release of the motion picture "Jurassic Park III."

Fans can see all the special paint jobs by purchasing tickets for the Pepsi 400 weekend, which includes the DAYTONAUSA.com 150 NASCAR Goody's Dash Series race, online at http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling the Speedway ticket office at (386) 253-7223.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Bobby Labonte , Tony Stewart , Rusty Wallace , Michael Waltrip , Ken Schrader
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing