Graphic communications alum designs paint scheme for Daytona 500 racecar

Dan Nisbet, 2007 graphic communications alum, designed the paint scheme for a car that will be driven in the Daytona 500 on Sunday.

Nisbet designed the paint scheme and logo placement for Car #26, driven by Cole Whitt, pictured below. Since 2005, Nisbet has been working with CM2 Concepts, a firm that does design work for the NASCAR, IndyCar, and NHRA racing series. Working with another designer, he created the paint scheme for the car, which includes sponsor logo placement and the colors and graphics that go across the cars. Computer models show the teams and sponsors the final appearance of the car before a giant decal is printed that wraps around the car.

He played a smaller role in the design of three other cars that will race Sunday:

• #13 GEICO Chevrolet driven by Casey Mears
• #87 300: Rise of an Empire Toyota driven by Joe Nemechek
• #93 Support Military Toyota driven by Morgan Shepherd

Nisbet lives in Milwaukee, Wis., and owns his own design firm.