5 best Sprint All-Star Race special paint schemes

Teams have always been known to get creative when it comes to special paint schemes for the All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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One of the highlights of the annual NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race is the flood of trick special paint schemes teams bring out for the $1 million-to-win event.

Here are five that looked especially good under the lights at CMS on Saturday night:

5. CARL EDWARDS  OK, when the side of Edwards’s Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota read "Surfboard," it meant internet surfing, as in Arris high-speed modems. Still, a nice play on the No. 19’s regular look.

Carl Edwards’ No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.

4. RYAN NEWMAN  At night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Newman’s silver Grainger/Caterpillar paint scheme really stood out and in a good way. 

Ryan Newman’s No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet.

3. KYLE BUSCH  In truth, Busch’s yellow colors weren’t all that different from M&M’s cars he’s run before, except that this time his car carried No. 75 in honor of his sponsor’s 75th anniversary. A nice touch. 

Kyle Busch’s No. 75 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.

2. DALE EARNHARDT JR.  There wasn’t anything exotic about Earnhardt’s Mountain Dew scheme, but it was simple, clean and the white-over-green colors worked well together. The subtle stars were cool, too.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.

1 JOEY LOGANO  Let’s see … Logano won the race, the million bucks and he had the coolest paint job, too, as the Team Penske Ford was imprinted with more than 500 photos from Roger Penske’s 50 years of racing stock cars, Indy Cars, sports cars and Formula One. Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Joey Logano’s No. 22 Team Penske Ford.