Dale Earnhardt Jr on Justice League Paint Scheme: “It has two different sides, which is not allowed in NASCAR”
Yesterday, Hendrick Motorsports released paint schemes for Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Each paint scheme will promote the upcoming Justice League film from DC Comics.
“So, apparently they were unveiling the Justice League car today at Hendrick Motorsports,” Dale Earnhardt Jr states via social video.
“And it has two different sides, which is not allowed in NASCAR. I saw the car for the first time, Friday. And when I saw it I said, ‘Hm, it has two different sides. I didn’t think that was allowed in NASCAR.’ ”
“So, this is gunna be fun to see how this plays out.”
Dale Earnhardt Jr Justice League Violation: 1 side is silver, the other side is bronze
Kasey Justice League Violation: 1 side is red, the other side is blue
The paint schemes were scheduled to be in use this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Justice League will hit theaters on November 17. Today, the cars were loaded up for Texas.
Previously banned NASCAR paint schemes
In 2014, A Terry Labonte tribute paint scheme was going to be run at Talladega Superspeedway by Terry himself. One side of the car featured a familiar yellow and red. The other side featured light blue.
It was disallowed by NASCAR. Go FAS Racing was forced to change it before the race.
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NASCAR’s explanation is understandable.
When it comes to watching races from a distance, NASCAR spotters are the furthest from the machines. They give direction from high a top the roof of the grandstands.
When a car has two different sides, it can be confusing to the spotters. Companies are allowed to promote two different brands on the same car using an alternative presentation. They just can’t change the colors from left to right. Front to back is ok.