Ally Racing Reveals the No. 48's Bold New Scheme

For the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, Ally Racing has made a significant change.

Alex Bowman's main partner has revealed the strategy he'll use in his second year in the No.48, which will be quite different from his previous options.

On Monday, December 13, the partner teased the reveal, saying "later this week" as the tentative announcement date.

Ally Racing, on the other hand, did not hold back.

Bowman's Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro will have a white base, according to the new scheme, which was unveiled with a flashy video on Tuesday, December 14.

Aside from the major color change, there are a few other notable differences in this updated scheme.

As part of NASCAR's change for the 2022 Cup Series season, the No.48 will move to the front of the door, making room for the word "ally" in large letters.

Furthermore, the stripes that have become synonymous with the No.48 are all concentrated on the hood and front fenders.

The stock car has a few small stripes near the back, but Ally Racing went for a mostly clean look.

During the 2021 season, Bowman primarily used a purple base scheme, which helped him reach Victory Lane four times and return to the playoffs.

Now he'll try to beat his previous best year while embracing NASCAR's Next Gen era.

Bowman and Ally Racing's partnership has reaped benefits both on and off the track, as evidenced by the unveiling of the new scheme.

Together, the two parties have reached Victory Lane four times, and they've also helped animals in need.

A pledge made by Ally Financial ahead of the 2021 season is a key factor in this partnership.

During the 2021 season, the company said it would donate $1,000 to Best Friends Animal Society-affiliated shelters in race markets, with Bowman matching the donation.

In addition, for each race that Bowman wins, Ally Financial has pledged to increase the total amount donated to $10,000.

At Richmond, Dover, Pocono, and Martinsville, he reached Victory Lane, securing massive donations for animal shelters in those markets.

"Working with Ally has been so much fun. Obviously, partnering with Best Friends and donating to a shelter at every race track that we go to is cool. It's just neat to have a partner like Ally who is passionate about similar things to what I'm passionate about," Bowman told Heavy in an interview on September 14.

Bowman isn't the first Ally Racing team to use a lighter color scheme.

Jimmie Johnson, a seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, did the same thing in his final race.

His stock car, on the other hand, had a silver base with some safety yellow numbers.

During the 2020 season, Johnson ran a scheme with a white base during the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on October 25, 2020.

The hood and grille were white, but the purple and pink Ally Racing colors dominated the vehicle's back end.

White bases were used in Johnson's No.48 schemes at Texas Motor Speedway, the Daytona Road Course, Dover International Speedway, and other tracks, but there was one constant.

On his doors and roof, he always had the yellow safety numbers.

With the bright purple numbers, Bowman's scheme stands out on its own.

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