Here Are the Paint Schemes for Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, and Others in 2021 NASCAR Busch Clash

Published 02/09/2021, 12:31 PM EST
MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA – NOVEMBER 01: Kurt Busch, driver of the #1 Monster Energy Chevrolet, Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, and Cole Custer, driver of the #41 Ford, race during the NASCAR Cup Series Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Before the Daytona 500, there is the invitation-only NASCAR Busch Clash race at the Daytona road course. For this race, several teams have unveiled special paint schemes for the race.


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Unlike other racing series, the car livery rules are fairly lax, so the team often roll out a number of resplendent liveries.

It is also worth mentioning that many of these liveries are the product of alternate primary sponsors. Whatever the case, these liveries are quite colorful and creative.


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So, this does beg the question, what are the respective liveries for the pre-season Busch Clash?

What are the various NASCAR Busch Clash liveries?

Chase Elliott

In partnership with Eastman Performance Films LLC and Llumar, Chase Elliott runs a stunning red-fading-to-white livery. The livery on the #9 Chevrolet starts with a red rear, which slowly transitions to orange in the middle and white at the end.

William Byron

Meanwhile, William Byron opted to go down a colorful route. With a largely black base color, the car has a splash of red across the hood, stretching across the top of the car, with yellow, green, and blue streaks.

Alex Bowman

Out of all the Hendrick Motorsports driver, Alex Bowman unveiled one of the most striking liveries. With a deep purple primary base, the car also features a gorgeous-looking set of lavender, pink and cyan designs.

Brad Keselowski

Moving to the Penske team, Brad Keselowski has unveiled a black, sea-green, and white livery. The livery comes from his sponsor, Money Lion, and will feature on his car at the Busch Clash.

Austin Dillon

With the help of sponsor Bass Pro Shops, Austin Dillon rolled out a black and red livery for the Busch Clash. For obvious reasons, the Bass Pro logo will be prominently seen on the hood of the car.

Kevin Harvick

The Stewart-Haas driver is sticking with the classics for this race. In partnership with Busch Beer, Harvick will be running a sky blue livery with a silhouette of a mountain running across the car.

Ryan Newman

The NASCAR veteran is linking up with Guaranteed Rate for the Busch Clash. With that in place, the driver revealed a dark gray and white livery, with a few splashes of red.

Aric Almirola

In partnership with Smithfield Bacon, Almirola’s livery for the Busch Clash is white with a gray hood and a black strip. In addition to that, there is a chequered flag decal on the side of the car.

Denny Hamlin

On the outside, Hamlin‘s livery for the Busch Clash looks largely the race as before. It may be possible that the Joe Gibbs Racing team may be opting for an ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ approach.

Kyle Busch


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In a similar vein, Kyle Busch seems to be opting for the same approach as teammate Hamlin. Having been sponsored by M&Ms for so long, he may not have seen any reason to change the livery.

Of course, there are many other drivers in the Clash, who have opted for different liveries or stuck to the originals. However, this will be the first time that many of them are in action for the 2021 Cup season.


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