It's not even technically over yet, and I'm already mourning the 2005 NASCAR season. But, now that I ponder that a moment longer, not that much. Let's just put this one past us, shall we?
My mom told me the SpeedChannel is gonna try to entertain us in the off-season, with racing related movies, like this...
Yeah, like that's gonna help. Ok, well maybe that one might, but the others? Not so much.
Congrats to Martin Truex Jr. on his 2nd championship, for comin' from the back twice and for bein' the 2nd in the DEI family to achieve two-peat championship sweetness in the Busch Series.
Best of luck to Tony Stewart in today's Cup race.
About 95 days to go 'til Speedweeks 2006 and lots of changes to implement before then.
The 2006 field will look something like this...
Driver, team and paint scheme changes noted - links go to paint scheme.
#01Joe Nemecheck 2006 U.S. Army Chevrolet
#07 Clint Bowyer 2006 Jack Daniel's Chevrolet - new rookie driver
#09 Johnny Sauter 2006 Miccosukee Indian Gaming Dodge - part-time
#1 Martin Truex Jr. 2006 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet - car's first full-time season, new rookie driver
#2 Kurt Busch 2006 Miller Lite Dodge - driver change, new paint scheme, and not a pretty one
#5 Kyle Busch 2006 Kellogg's Chevrolet
#6 Mark Martin 2006 AAA Ford - new sponsor, obviously new design
#7 Robby Gordon 2006 Harrah's / Jim Beam / Menard Chevrolets
#8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2006 Buedweiser Chevrolet
#9 Kasey Kahne 2006 Dodge Dealers Dodge - great new 2-color scheme
#10 Scott Riggs 2006 Valvoline Dodge - new car # and driver for Evernham's third team
#11 Denny Hamlin 2006 FedEx Kinko's Chevrolet- new rookie driver, much improved paint scheme
#12 Ryan Newman 2006 Alltel and Mobil Dodges - will the wheels really look like that? cool.
#14 Sterling Marlin 2006 Chevrolet - new car #, driver change
#15 Paul Menard 2006 Chevrolet
#16 Greg Biffle 2006 National Guard Ford
#17 Matt Kenseth 2006 R+L Carriers/Dewalt/Carhartt/Trex Fords
#18 J.J. Yeley 2006 Interstate Battery Chevrolet - new rookie driver
#19 Jeremy Mayfield 2006 Dodge Dealers Dodge - actually, I'd have liked it better if the #9 and #19 swapped schemes, but and improvement either way
#20 Tony Stewart 2006 Home Depot Chevrolet
#21 Ken Schrader 2006 Little Debbie Ford - new driver, new sponsor
#22 Driver TBD 2006 Caterpillar Dodge - Dave Blaney expected to get this ride
#24 Jeff Gordon 2006 Dupont and new Dupont Hot Hues and Nicorette Chevrolet - the Hot Hues car for California I is hot!
#25 Brian Vickers 2006 GMAC Chevrolet
#26 Jamie McMurray 2006 Smirnoff, Crown Royal, Sharpie and Irwin Fords - new #, driver change
#29 Kevin Harvick 2006 GM Goodwrench / Reese's Chevrolet
#31 Jeff Burton 2006 Cingular and Prilosec Chevrolets
#32 Driver TBD 2006 Tide chevrolet
#33 Kerry Earnhardt 2006 Bass Pro Chevrolet - part-time
#38 Elliott Sadler 2006 M&M's Ford
#40 David Stremme 2006 Lonestar and Coors Light Dodges - new driver, new sponsor added
#41 Reed Sorenson 2006 Target Dodge - new rookie driver
#42 Casey Mears 2006 Havoline Dodge - driver change
#43 Bobby Labonte 2006 Cheerios Dodge - driver change
#48 Jimmie Johnson 2006 Lowe's Chevrolet
#55 Michael Waltrip 2006 Napa Dodge
#77 2006 Kodak Dodge
#88 Dale Jarrett 2006 UPS Ford
#96 Terry Labonte/Tony Raines 2006 Texas Instruments DLP Chevrolet - new team
#99 Carl Edwards 2006 Office Depot Ford - I like 2005 better
For updates on the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup paint schemes, visit this...
Jayski's® Silly Season Site - 2005 Nextel Cup Paint Schemes
The Sunday Hauler - 2006 Action Diecast