On Wednesday, July 27, FS1's 'NASCAR Race Hub' will have a special segment about the strangest places drivers have worn their fire suits. Joining in on the fun, we take a look at the 15 strangest NASCAR fire suits that have been head-turners through the years.
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15. Fonty Flock -- Bermuda shorts
This doesn' exactly qualify as a fire suit by today's standards, but Fonty Flock won the 3rd annual Southern 500 at Darlington in 1952 wearing Bermuda short pants and a short-sleeve shirt. Who wore short-shorts? Fonty Flock wore short-shorts.
14. Ernier Derr -- Lots of logos
Ernie Derr used this fire suit, which not so subtly indicates he was backed by STP, to race his way to a fourth-place finish in the ARCA 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Even though it wasn't in NASCAR, this fire suit had to be included.
13. Jeff Gordon -- Rainbow Warriors
Jeff Gordon's 'Rainbow Warriors' fire suit is now one of the most iconic ever in NASCAR, but when Gordon made is debut in the 1992 Hooters 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, it turned some heads.
12. Jimmy Spencer -- Smokin' Joe's Racing
Jimmy Spencer, always known for his unique personality, rocked this Smokin' Joe's Racing fire suit during the 1995 season.
11. Steve Grissom -- World Championship Wrestling
Steve Grissom wears a purple and yellow WCW fire suit as he is hoisted onto the shoulders of wrestlers (L-R) Sting, Lex Luger of team sponsor World Championship Wrestling Racing Team and tag team Harlem Heat after winning the 1996 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
10. Joe Nemechek -- The Grinch
The cartoon character The Grinch poses with driver Joe Nemechek during a press conference to announce that Nemechek will drive the No. 26 Travis Carter Racing Ford in the 2002. I think Nemechek got coal in his stocking for wearing this one.
9. Kim Crosby -- Boudreaux's Butt Paste
NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Kim Crosby had backing from Boudreaux's Butt Paste in 2005. Maybe that would come in handy after a 400-mile race.
8. Kyle Busch -- Only a real man wears pink
Kyle Busch (center) and former crew chief Jason Ratcliff (left) sport fire suits designed by contest winner Lennon Wynn (bottom) prior to the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Sept. 10, 2010.
7. Travis Pastrana -- Multi-colored suit
When extreme sports star Travis Pastrana took his talents to the NASCAR XFINITY Series, he had a one-of-a-kind fire suit to match his multi-colored race car.
6. Joey Logano -- Hitman
Joey Logano didnt' win best dressed for this fire suit while driving the No. 20 GameStop/Hitman Absolution Toyota in the NASCAR XFINITY Series History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, 2012.
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5. Jimmie Johnson -- Madagascar
Jimmie Johnson had some fun wearing the Madagascar 3 colors as he celebrated in Victory Lane after winning the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway on June 3, 2012.
4. Trevor Bayne -- Pillow Pets
Trevor Bayne wears a Pillow Pets fire suit during the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 25, 2013.
3. Ben Kennedy -- Spongebob Squarepants
Ben Kennedy wears his SpongeBob SquarePants firesuit while crew chief Scott Zipadelli wears a SpongeBob one-piece suit prior the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway on May 8, 2015.
2. More Spongebob Squarepants
(Left to right) Casey Mears, Ty Dillon, Greg Biffle, David Ragan, Michael McDowell and Ben Kennedy pose for a photo with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SpongeBob SquarePants 400 trophy at Kansas Speedway on May 8, 2015.
1. Greg Biffle -- A salute to Colonel Sanders
Greg Biffle has worn this fire suit for the 2016 Daytona 500 and a handful other NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race this season.