WATCH: Paint Schemes for Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, and Others for NASCAR Race at Homestead-Miami

Published 02/25/2021, 6:48 AM EST
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Michael McDowell (34) leads NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott (9) and Austin Dillon (3) to win the during the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


This weekend, the NASCAR paddock remains on Florida soil for the upcoming race. However, the difference is that there is a change of venue, namely the Homestead-Miami Speedway. In the buildup to the race event, the Hendrick Motorsports team have unveiled the paint schemes for Chase Elliott and his teammates.

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If we’re being honest, there is largely no change in liveries among all four cars. Kyle Larson will still stick with his black, white and green Nations Guard livery. Defending champion Chase Elliott will remain with the tried and tested NAPA Auto Parts blue, white and yellow color scheme.

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William Byron will also continue with his Axalta-based colorful paint job for Homestead-Miami. Finally, Alex Bowman will run in the purple Ally #48 car for this weekend’s race.

What is Chase Elliott and company expecting from this race?

After not being able to convert two consecutive poles, the Hendrick Motorsports team is on a mission. At the Daytona 500, Alex Bowman started on pole, but had a nightmare of a race. A week after that, Elliott failed to convert his own pole position, as he ended the Daytona road course race out of the points.

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Although he is in the top five in the championship, Elliott isn’t exactly making a strong case for his title defense. On the bright side, there is still a long way to go in the Cup Series season. So, there is plenty of time for the 25-year-old to get his act together and try harder.
Of course, that does not mean that Larson, Byron and Bowman will be slacking either. All four Hendrick drivers are hugely talented, and they will definitely be right up in the running for the playoffs.
On the other end of the scale, they also have to be wary of the Team Penske, Joe Gibbs and Stewart-Haas teams, as well as other teams.

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