Chase Elliott and Jimmie Johnson Top the List of Best-Selling Die-Casts With Some Famous Paint Schemes in 2020

Published 12/28/2020, 7:26 AM EST
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – OCTOBER 28: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 Hooters Give a Hoot Chevrolet, enters his car to start the NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)


The newest NASCAR Cup Series champion, Chase Elliott, had quite the year. He received many top honors for his efforts this season, even winning the Most Popular Driver Award in NASCAR for the third straight year.

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Now, Elliott finds himself as the leader of the field in another category, topping the list of the best-selling die-casts in the 2020 season. Just like the Most Popular Driver Award, Elliott topped this list for the third straight year as well. Additionally, eight of the best-selling die-casts this season featured paint schemes of Elliott’s cars.

He won top honors with his paint scheme in the ‘Championship 4’ race at Phoenix Raceway – the NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. The other spots held by Elliott also featured some of his famous paint schemes from the 2020 NASCAR season.

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Which other paint schemes run by Chase Elliott made the list?

One of those was the ‘Hooters Give a Hoot’ paint scheme, which Elliott ran during the rain-affected playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch won that memorable race from the past season.

RICHMOND, VA – SEPTEMBER 11: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Hertz Ford, exit pit road during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Elliott’s first of five wins this year came at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. His ‘Kelley Blue Book’ paint scheme from that race also featured on the list, along with the Phoenix paint scheme.

Another highly memorable victory for Elliott in 2020 came at the Bristol Motor Speedway, in the iconic All-Star race, where the star driver also won a $1 million prize money cheque. His ‘UniFirst’ scheme from that race also made the best-selling die-casts list.

While Elliott’s paint schemes took up most of the spots in the category, his now-former teammate and NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson also featured on the list, taking the second spot. Johnson bagged the second spot for one of the most memorable paint schemes of the year.

LONG POND, PA – JUNE 01: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s for Pros Chevrolet, talk in the garage during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 1, 2018 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Jimmie Johnson’s iconic throwback scheme

The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion ran an iconic scheme during the Darlington Throwback weekend. It honored fellow seven-time champions, Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty.

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Hendrick Motorsports also mentioned that 90 percent of the list was occupied by Hendrick drivers. The list was formed by Lionel Racing.

Meanwhile, Elliott now has a tough task on his hands in 2021. He aims to defend his maiden Cup Series title and continue the legacy left behind by Johnson. Elliott is considered the favorite to win multiple NASCAR titles by many former drivers as well.

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Aayush Majumdar

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Aayush Majumdar is a NASCAR content strategist, a Tennis Writer, and a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. He is well-tenured as a tennis and NASCAR writer, with over 900 articles across both sports. After pursuing a Post Graduate program in Sports Management, Aayush explored various roles in Sports Media, including a Sports Reporting role at a leading English daily.

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