NASCAR Movie Paint Schemes

An exhaustive project I undertook in the middle of June 2020.

As a writer for Frontstretch.com, I have a weekly (usually) column about racing movies or the connection between movies in racing. Usually it's reviewing a certain movie about motorsports.

However, I got the idea to find out every single movie that's ever been promoted or thrown back to via NASCAR paint schemes, and there were more than even I could have imagined.

Some stats (by my counts, which are probably inaccurate):

100 different movies
74 different drivers
149 different schemes
97 different movies (excluding throwbacks)
66 different drivers (excluding throwbacks)
139 different schemes (excluding throwbacks)
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9 movie schemes have won races:
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (Kevin Harvick…

Read notes
  • Shazam!
  • Run the Race
  • Bumblebee
  • God Bless the Broken Road
  • Mile 22
  • The Hurricane Heist
  • Justice League
  • Cars 3
  • Wonder Woman
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Navy Seals vs. Zombies
  • No Escape
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • Minions
  • Dumb and Dumber To
  • The Identical
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Hercules
  • Son of God
  • The Counselor
  • Planes
  • The Smurfs 2
  • The Wolverine
  • Man of Steel
  • Monsters University
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
  • Immortals
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Cowboys & Aliens
  • Cars 2
  • Fast Five
  • Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
  • Toy Story 3
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  • Up
  • Star Trek
  • Swing Vote
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Speed Racer
  • Mirrors
  • Rush Hour 3
  • The Simpsons Movie
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Shrek the Third
  • Spider-Man 3
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • Click
  • Superman Returns
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  • The Benchwarmers
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown
  • Cars
  • Bad News Bears
  • Herbie Fully Loaded
  • Batman Begins
  • Madagascar
  • The Longest Yard
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
  • The Incredibles
  • Shark Tale
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Shrek 2
  • The Punisher
  • The Passion of the Christ
  • Looney Tunes: Back in Action
  • Scary Movie 3
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Hulk
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious
  • Finding Nemo
  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
  • Spider-Man
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Jurassic Park III
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • The Mummy Returns
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Toy Story 2
  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
  • Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
  • Small Soldiers
  • Blues Brothers 2000
  • Star Trek: First Contact
  • GoldenEye
  • Batman Forever
  • The Lion King
  • Jurassic Park
  • Days of Thunder
  • Stroker Ace
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • The Wizard of Oz