Daytona Speedweeks kicks off with The Sprint Unlimited, formerly known as the Budweiser Shootout. As in past years, teams run special paint schemes for this non-points event. The first event of the year, race entry is limited to those who won poles in 2012 and previous winners of the race.
Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Lowe’s Yellow Chevrolet, in particular, has some interesting background.
• The “Daytona Yellow” paint formulation was used by Chevrolet on its Camaro and Corvette models in 1969 and 1970.