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FSU’s BCS title to be feted on paint scheme at Daytona NASCAR race

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Move over Alabama, Auburn and Gus Malzahn‘s pace car.  The reigning kings of college football are elbowing their way into the redneck world of racin’.

Saturday night will be the 56th running of the Firecracker 400 Pepsi 400 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.  For the primetime NASCAR race, Brian Vickers‘ No. 55 Aaron’s Toyota machine will be sporting a paint scheme that pays tribute to Florida State’s 2013 BCS championship.

Vickers drives for Michael Waltrip Racing, so the paint scheme should come as no surprise as that team has in the past honored BCS championship teams from Alabama and Auburn at the spring Talladega race.

Courtesy of the Sporting NewsBob Pockrass, below is an image of the hood of Vickers’ Toyota and the FSU-themed decal adorning it:

Brian Vickers FSU Paint Scheme

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11 Responses to “FSU’s BCS title to be feted on paint scheme at Daytona NASCAR race”
  1. longtallsam says: Jul 4, 2014 2:28 PM

    Taylor, was the “redneck world of racin” comment really necessary. I have listened to many interviews of professional athletes, and the NASCAR drivers sound more intelligent than most of the NBA & NFL players.

  2. John Taylor says: Jul 4, 2014 2:30 PM

    I am a huge NASCAR fan. I consider myself a combo redneck/hillbilly. Lighten up a little. It’s a holiday.

  3. canetic says: Jul 4, 2014 2:56 PM

    Needs more crab.

  4. onbucky96 says: Jul 4, 2014 5:16 PM

    What, the Tallahasse PD didn’t want a spot on the car? How about Joe’s Crab Shack, since Jamis affordable crab legs, ALLEGEDLY.

  5. overratedgators says: Jul 4, 2014 6:06 PM

    Poor JT. If he’s not being accused of an anti-[insert college football team or conference here] bias, he’s being accused of being anti-NASCAR and anti-redneck. Can’t win for losin’.

  6. mnsurferpimp says: Jul 5, 2014 1:32 AM

    Redneck??? Really????
    I am a white collar “Caucasian male”, and listening to all the BS, regarding the WA Redskins, I actually take offense to this! tossing that word around like a football is ok, but God forbid let’s petition and involve the government to change The team name some 60 years later because it offends people!
    The Indiana where I am from do not care, they are either blowing their casino money in their mansions or getting drunk under the bridge on Lysol near dowbtown!!!
    Bottom line, you can’t have it both ways!!!

  7. 4512dawg4512 says: Jul 5, 2014 9:05 AM

    Funny how Native Americans are scrutinized for having casinos even though their right and ability to do so was granted by our own government. And at every reservation casino that I’ve been to its not native americans sitting around blowing their paychecks on slot machines, its fat white people. Bottom line, next time you feel like insulting native americans take a look in the mirror first

  8. doctorlb says: Jul 6, 2014 12:15 AM

    “Native Americans”? No, what we originally called Indians migrated to what we now call the US, they are not “native.” They also will not accept being US citizens – they want to be separate nations. We should not allow anyone to have it both ways.

  9. doctorlb says: Jul 6, 2014 12:16 AM

    BTW – the Auburn car won at Talladega.

  10. 4512dawg4512 says: Jul 6, 2014 5:09 PM

    Well, let me make sure I use small words. They were kind of here before we were, that would make them “natives” to this land… Somebody obviously didn’t pay attention in their fifth grade History class.

    BTW I was hoping the Daytona race wouldn’t end with a rain-out today, that’s one of my favorite tracks

  11. doctorlb says: Jul 7, 2014 2:35 PM

    I suspect I know and understand more history than “dawg” and I am not afraid of big words. Since the odds are very good that I was “here” before dawg was, then I am a native and dawg is not.
    It is known, by the informed, that “indians” came from Eurasia about 15,000 years ago. Thus, they are not native, they were just here in numbers when the first know European explorers showed up.
    Go back to nascar (lc intentional).

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