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Do you have a light or dark paint preference and is there any reason why? This week on the Unprofessionals we touch on some of the reasonings and opinions.

The recent trends in paint for pro drivers have been to take the darkest color in the paint job and make it light so that it is potentially easier to see at night. As someone who is really visually challenged this makes total sense to me. Create contrast with the track and the various light levels so that you can actually see what you are doing.


I thought this was just the thing, this is what we are doing now, trends are trends though you don't have to follow them. Elliott Boots pops up this morning with a fresh paint job that is ironically super dark! This is where I personally start to wonder, does it really matter? When the wheels are white or yellow is it important if the body is light or dark? I would still assume that it is important to a certain degree but I also highly doubt that Boot's results will change much and if they do it most likely isn't because of the paint.


I've played a lot with wheel, wing, and body colors and personally I prefer a white wing, white wheels, and light colored body but that's just me. My personal eye problems force me to have to have a car that is easy to see otherwise I'll lose it when I move my head.

This isn't a profound article with a major point to prove, but leave your opinion in the comments section and let me know what you think!

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About the Author

Tyler Hooks is a recent college graduate with a BBA in management and a Minor in Communications from St. Edwards University as well as a ROAR Stock National Champion and was apart of the IFMAR World Championship USA team in 2016. Tyler is currently an Editor as well as in the Advertising department at Live Race Media and frequently is apart of the broadcast team at major events.

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