In baseball, they say you can’t tell the players without a scorecard.
NASCAR fans, on the other hand, are especially alert when their favorite driver adopts a different uniform to signify a new sponsor (like Dale Earnhardt Jr. with Nationwide Insurance this season) or being with a new team (like Carl Edwards’ move to Joe Gibbs Racing for 2015).
To commemorate Sunday’s Daytona 500, NASCAR Talk gives you another take on the starting grid — every driver in his or her uniform for The Great American Race (photos courtesy Getty Images, except AP photo of Reed Sorenson):
Row 1 Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson
Row 2 Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Crafton (for the injured Kyle Busch)
Row 3 Joey Logano, Carl Edwards
Row 4 Tony Stewart, Greg Biffle
Row 5 Clint Bowyer, Martin Truex Jr.
Row 6 Kevin Harvick, Ryan Blaney
Row 7 Kasey Kahne, Reed Sorenson
Row 8 Jamie McMurray, Mike Wallace
Row 9 Landon Cassill, Justin Allgaier
Row 10 Cole Whitt, Danica Patrick
Row 11 Paul Menard, Ryan Newman
Row 12 Michael McDowell, Regan Smith (for suspended Kurt Busch)
Row 13 J.J. Yeley, David Gilliland
Row 14 Michael Annett, David Ragan
Row 15 Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon
Row 16 Ty Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Row 17 Aric Almirola, Michael Waltrip
Row 18 Matt Kenseth, Johnny Sauter
Row 19 Trevor Bayne, Sam Hornish Jr.
Row 20 Brad Keselowski, AJ Allmendinger
Row 21 Casey Mears, Denny Hamlin
Row 22 Bobby Labonte