FanHouse's friends at AOL Sports are compiling a list of the worst uniforms ever. Because they're our friends and the subject matter lends itself to hilarity, we thought we'd join in the fun. We don't get too see too much of the drivers' uniforms in NASCAR, so we set our designs on their cars. Here's our look at the worst paint schemes in recent history.
Dale Earnhardt #3 GM Goodwrench Service Chevrolet Peter Max paint scheme
The Winston @ Lowe's Motor Speedway on May 20, 2000
I don't consider myself to be a connoisseur of fine art, but I'm down with the work of cosmic art innovator Peter Max--even have a signed print of my own that hangs behind me as I write this. But Max's rainbow hippie designs proved to be a little too psychedelic for a stock car
2007 again drove home the point that rainbow pastels should not come in contact with a race car:
David Reutimann's #99 Aaron's Dream Machine
Aaron's 312 @ Talladega Superspeedway on April 28, 2007
Then there are the not-so-pretty colors:Jeff Gordon's #24 DuPont / Nicorette Chevrolet
UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400 @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 12, 2006
Green flames? Yeah ... ok. Looks more like seaweed--the fake kind you put in aquariums. Either way, it's not screaming "Quit smoking right now." This one
is no better.
Ryan Newman's #12 Alltel MyCircle Dodge
and Jeff Burton's #31 Prilosec OTC
schemes are worthy rivals.
2005 saw Bobby Labonte get several coats of bad paint
, Greg Biffle get greedy
and Robby Gordon reveal his fruity side
. Also, Jesus got the shaft
. And who's bright idea was this
In 2004, Dale Jarrett went on an aesthetically challenged golf outing with Arnold Palmer
Ken Schrader's #49 1-800-CALL-ATT Dodge Carrot Top Paint Scheme
Several spring races in 2003
Derrike Cope's #37 MNR / Poison Ford
Pennsylvania 500 @ Pocono Raceway on July 28, 2002
Unfortunately, that picture doesn't really do it justice. Here's another
. Also, check the sim paint
to fully appreciate it's hideousness. While you're at it, go ahead and throw the rest of Cope's paint schemes
onto this list.
Also on the list, every last incarnation of Jeff Gordon's rainblow #24 paint schemes and Ken Schrader's #49 Schwan's. No offense to the sponsor, but like rainbows, birds just don't belong anywhere near racecars
That's just this decade, folks, when the creativity has really picked up. There have been countless more paint casualties along the way. Please share your picks!