Wood Brothers Racing revealed the new look of their No. 21 Motorcraft QuickLane paint scheme for Harrison Burton for the upcoming 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season.
For those hoping it wouldn’t stray too far away from the classic look, fret not. The iconic No. 21 car will still be primarily red and white, with blue accent lines and of course, the car will be adorned with gold No. 21s on the sides.
Here is the official 2023 No. 21 Motorcraft QuickLane scheme:
We tweaked our @MQL_Racing scheme a tiny bit for ‘23. Back to our ‘old’ look, as close as we could anyway. I don’t know why but the big red on the nose last year always made me think of Snuffleupagus, so we’re going back to the clean look. pic.twitter.com/YGANo37JO5
— Wood Brothers Racing (@woodbrothers21) January 4, 2023
The only real difference in the scheme comes in the front end of the Ford Mustang. Last year’s edition of the scheme featured a lower swoop down on the nose of the red portion of the scheme, while this one keeps the red coloring on the hood, and it ends just atop the Ford blue oval.
According to the Wood Brothers Racing Twitter account, the big red section on the nose of the car last year, “always made me think of Snuffleupagus, so we’re going back to the clean look.”
For reference, here is what the Motorcraft QuickLane scheme looked like in 2022:
— Wood Brothers Racing (@woodbrothers21) July 21, 2022
What do you think? Does the little extra white on the front end of the car make the scheme stand out more or less than the 2022 edition?
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