Arvada, Colorado is a commuter town to Denver and Boulder. It is also the stomping grounds of Rick Carelli. While Carelli has had a lot of success in regional series, he has 4 wins in the Truck Series. In 1995, he raced a full season driving the Total Petroleum Chevy C-1500. Both the color scheme and the design scheme work very well together, and the truck as whole looks great. A
Corpus Christi, Texas can be proud to call Terry Labonte a son. A two time Cup Champion, with 34 wins across all three of NASCAR’s top series, Labonte is one of the most underrated drivers in the history of NASCAR. In 1995, Labonte became the second Triple Threat in NASCAR, winning a race in all three of NASCAR’s top series. He won his last Truck Series start, driving a version of Jeff Gordon’s #24 Chevy Monte Carlo, which is an amazing scheme that earns an A.
Susanville, California is the home of Truck Series legend Mike Skinner. While Skinner has raced in other series, with some degree of success, He will always be known as the man who won the 1995 Skoal Bandit Copper World Classic, which was the first race in the 1995 NASCAR SuperTruck Series. He would go on to win 8 of 20 races, and win the first Truck Series Championship driving a C-1500 version of Dale Earnhardt’s #3 GM Goodwrench Monte Carlo, and to say this scheme is less than perfect would be a lie. A
For the last quarter of 2019, we are going to focus on the Truck Series. Torrance, California is the home of Parnell Velko “P. J.” Jones. Jones has raced in a number of national racing series. While he has three wins in the Indy Lights Series, he hasn’t had much success anywhere else. This is kind of an odd paint scheme. In the winter of 1995, before the first Truck Series season, NASCAR held a number of what were called “winter heat races,” to see how the racing would go. In that race, PJ Jones raced the #1 P.J. Jones #1 Vessels Stallion Farm Chevrolet C1500. It’s a smooth look with a great paint scheme, and that will always earn an A.
Greenville, South Carolina is the home of Jason Keller. Keller is the first driver in the history of the Xfinity Series to start 500 races. In that series, he has 10 wins, and has finished 2nd in the point standings twice, once in 2000, the other in 2002. In 1997, he raced a Slim Jim Monte Carlo for his family’s racing team. The car is almost exactly like the one I reviewed earlier in the year, but the black stripe has been removed, and the car has a cleaner line as a result. This gets an A.
Like his older brother Terry, Bobby Labonte calls Corpus Christi, Texas a home. The first driver to ever win both a Cup Series, and an Xfinity Series Championship, Labonte also has 32 race wins across all three of NASCAR’s top 3 series. From 1996 to 1998, Labonte raced in the #44 Shell Grand Prix for his own team. The design needs work, I think it’s over designed. Also, the black and the white are completely pointless. If it was just yellow with logos, it would be an A, but this design gets a B+.
Steve Grissom is from Gadsden, Alabama. He has a lot of experience in NASCAR’s top three series. While he is winless in the Cup Series and Truck Series, he has 11 wins in the Xfinity Series, as well as the 1993 Championship. In 1996, he raced a partial season for Diamond Ridge Motorsports. He won the Goody’s Headache Powder 300 ad Daytona, in what was his last Xfinity Series win, driving the WCW Monte Carlo. This really is a mid 1990’s design, the color scheme is good, but I don’t like the cutting edge saw motif. All things considered, I give this a C.
Corpus Christi, Texas can be proud to call Terry Labonte a son. A two time Cup Champion, with 34 wins across all three of NASCAR’s top series, Labonte is one of the most underrated drivers in the history of NASCAR. In 1996, Labonte won two races in the Xfinity Series racing the Actron-sponsored Monte Carlo. It’s a decent scheme, the design scheme works well, but I’m not a fan of the color scheme. The red should be a little darker, and the yellow should be a little brighter. It’s not awful, so I’ll give it a B+
South Boston, Virginia is the stomping ground of the Burton brother, Ward and Jeff. Ward has 9 wins, 5 in the Cup Series and 4 in the Xfinity Series. He is the winner of the 2001 Southern 500, and the 2002 Daytona 500. In 1995, Burton raced for Buz McCall in the #95 CAT Monte Carlo. He had a top 10. The car has a great look, I think the color scheme works well, and the car isn’t over designed. A
Chemung, New York plays host to the Bodine Brothers,Brett, Goeff, and Todd. Todd has had a decent amount of success, winning 15 races in the Xfinity Series, and 22 wins, and two championships in the Truck Series. In 1996, Todd Bodine won the Winston Motorsports 300 at South Boston, driving a Cape Canaveral Cruise sponsored Monte Carlo. The car has a great color scheme, but the car itself is over designed. It tries and fails to be as good as the Terry Labonte Kellogg’s scheme. This scheme is getting a C.