Wednesday night, NASCAR's Cup Series season continues with the Blue Emo Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Driver Corey LaJoie will take part in the race while showcasing a jaw-dropping paint scheme. He will be driving a car featuring a massive picture of his face, although he will be wearing a mask due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
LaJoie previously put his face on his car during the 2019 Daytona 500. He partnered with sponsor Old Spice, who wanted to promote their new dry shampoo. Instead of using various red decals, the designers simply put LaJoie's face on the hood. His hair took up the rest of the stock car. This design drew plenty of attention, especially when the driver crashed early in the Daytona 500 and ripped off the left side of his face. He ultimately finished 18th.
When fans saw the updated 2020 design, they responded with a variety of comments. Some expressed considerable excitement about the return of the giant face. Others said they were little disturbed by the design. One group, however, used the design as a reason to discuss political views. They proclaimed that this paint scheme is "propaganda."
Whoever thought up this design.....this is fantastic! Awesome!!— Michele Alexander (@race2hunt) June 8, 2020
I love Corey but I can't support the mask idea pic.twitter.com/z93LFdeYPw— Jay Ayers (@TXJayAyers1981) June 8, 2020
That mask isn’t gonna work, it needs to be covering the grille and headlights— Dr.NASCAR (@dr_nascar) June 8, 2020
Don’t get the face damaged again lol 😂— CY (@Christi60114096) June 8, 2020
The mask makes it even funnier.— NathanBrooks (@NateB123455) June 8, 2020
That's a Good Looking Hot Rod!!— Jimmy Dale Corley Jr (@Dale8810Jr) June 8, 2020
This is amazing! You guys come up with some of the best sponsor ideas and paint schemes!— Amanda Oppedisano (@TheNASCARgirl) June 8, 2020
Okay we NEED a diecast of this purely as a remembrance of this rollercoaster year— NoTime4name (@NoTime4name) June 8, 2020
i love everything about this— Mike McCoy (@NYstacker11) June 8, 2020
Nothing like big corporations repeating propaganda about masks— Andrew Cave (@andrewcave61) June 8, 2020
That is freaking hilarious— Brandon Monroe (@DamnHoneyBadger) June 8, 2020
You don’t need social distancing if you protest or riot.— Mandy (@mrhyne68) June 8, 2020
That’s just wrong.— steveP (@mrdeplorable) June 8, 2020
Brilliant. This hood from the 2019 Daytona 500 still freaks me out. pic.twitter.com/mmgztpMJrS— Chad Paiva (@cpavefla) June 8, 2020