SHR Unveils Noah Gragson’s First Paint Scheme of the Season; Fans Left Divided

Published 01/24/2024, 3:36 AM EST

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After an abrupt end to last season’s proceedings, Noah Gragson is back in the NASCAR Cup Series. This time, he will be driving for Stewart-Haas Racing. The first race he will take part in with the team will be the Clash at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, driving the #10 car. The team’s sponsor featured on the car in that event is Rush Truck Centers, and recently, the team released a picture of the car that will run at the Coliseum. However, the paint job has racing fans divided.

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For both Noah Gragson and Stewart Haas Racing, there will be a lot to prove in 2024. After the events of last year, the 25-year-old driver will be desperate to prove that he is good enough to belong in NASCAR’s biggest competition. For Tony Stewart’s team, last year’s Cup Series was a disastrous winless campaign, and they will be hoping to turn things around right from the start.

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It was announced in December that Noah Gragson would be driving for Stewart-Haas Racing in the Cup Series in 2024. The 25-year-old was suspended from NASCAR and had to leave his then-team, Legacy Motor Club, due to his antics on social media mid-season. His suspension was met with mixed responses from the fanbase, and there are still a lot of people who are skeptical of having Gragson back in the Cup Series.

The 25-year-old was filled with gratitude as his spot was confirmed, and it’s understandable why. Last year was one of uncertainty for the former Legacy Motor Club man. Not many people perhaps expected him to land a Cup seat so soon, but now that he has, Gragson is looking to take full advantage of the opportunity and make his mark in the competition.

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“Stewart-Haas is filled with racers, and I saw that and felt it as soon as I walked onto the shop floor. There are high expectations here and a strong desire to compete and win races. I have high expectations for myself, and I want to deliver for Tony, Gene, and everyone at Stewart-Haas,” he had said at the time.

He will get the first opportunity to make an impact with Stewart-Haas Racing at the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum. However, fans have been divided over how the #10 SHR car looks with Rush Truck Centers as the sponsor. The team recently uploaded a picture of the car on Twitter, and to be fair, it did look a tad underwhelming.

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Fans had mixed opinions about the paint job, and they expressed their opinions in the comments section of the Stewart-Haas Racing tweet. While some liked the late-model vibes the car gave, others found it far too minimalistic.

Fans express their disappointment and satisfaction with the #10 paint scheme

Several users commented that the #10 Stewart-Haas Racing car looked more like a test car than a race car. “nahhh it’s a test car what,” one user commented, and they were not alone in this point of view.

“Wait… what??? Did your guy’s printer run out of ink or did the designer just say nah F it… Test car for the Primary,” another fan quipped.

One user said that the car’s designers did nothing apart from simply sticking the Rush Truck Centers logo on it along with the car number. “The graphic designers literally slapped the rush truck centers logo on it and called it a paint scheme,” they wrote.

While there was a lot of criticism directed at the #10 car, it had its fair share of admirers. The minimalistic style did appeal to a section of NASCAR fans who also voiced their opinions. The Skewcar X handle commented, “W,” suggesting that the paint scheme was a win.

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One user mentioned that the paint scheme gave off late-model vibes, which was to their and others’ tastes as well. “That body actually gives me late-model vibes. I’m kinda digging it even though I’m a Chevy loyalist,” one user commented, while another opined, “This color scheme goes hard.”

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No matter how the car looks, the thing that matters most is how it runs on the track. Still, it is always nice to see a good-looking car leading the pack in any race. How would you rate the #10’s paint scheme for the Clash? Let us know your thoughts.

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