Happy National Coffee Day: Perk up with these classic paint schemes

Happy National Coffee Day!

To celebrate, we have a few pictures that may perk (bad pun intended) up your day.

Ever since Folgers first entered the NASCAR scene in 1985, a handful of drivers have hit the track sporting a sponsorship from a coffee brand.

As you sip your daily cup (or cups) of joe, please take a minute to savor these five classic pictures of NASCAR coffee-sponsored cars. 

Driving the Folgers Coffee Chevrolet for car owner Rick Hendrick, Tim Richmond ran the final NASCAR Cup races of his career in 1986 and 1987. Richmond won nine races during the period and was a career-best third in Cup points in 1986.

Driving the Maxwell House Ford Thunderbird for car owner Junior Johnson, Sterling Marlin won the pole position for the Pepsi 400 NASCAR Cup race at Daytona International Speedway in both 1991 and 1992. He finished the race in eighth place in 1991 and took second in 1992 behind winner Ernie Irvan.

NASCAR on FOX’s Kenny Wallace drives the No. 23 Bill Davis Racing Hills Bros. Coffee Dodge Intrepid R/T during practice for the 2002 New Hampshire 300. 

Driving the Folgers Coffee Ford Thunderbird for owner Jack Roush, Mark Martin won three NASCAR Cup races in 1990 and finished second in Cup points.

Driving the Folgers Coffee Chevrolet for Rick Hendrick, Ken Schrader scored his first career cup win during the 1988 season in the Talladega DieHard 500 at Alabama International Motor Speedway.