Townsend Bell debuted the latest livery of the #99 Dreyer & Reinbold William Rast Racing Dallara-Honda on the first full day of practice at Indianapolis, and later revealed that it had been inspired by a throwaway comment during down time at the local kart track.

Bell devised the idea for the livery while karting with music superstar Justin Timberlake, and says that the unique green-and-orange paint scheme had been turning heads since its first appearance.

"I was karting in Southern California with Justin and a few of his friends for a couple of weeks, and we had camouflage hats from William Rast, and everyone thought an army green look would be cool on an IndyCar," he revealed.

"So I called [team owner] Dennis [Reinbold] and he made it happen. It is definitely a cool look, and the people around the Speedway were really into the new paint scheme. The flat green makes the car look like a fighting vehicle - it's a much different scheme than on any other car, and I think, the more people that see the car, the more people will like it. You can't miss it on the track. It really stands out."

 

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