If there is one thing synonymous with the running of The Winston at Lowe's Motor Speedway it's special paint schemes. Since 1995, Richard Childress Racing (RCR) and GM Goodwrench have been at the forefront of new looks for NASCAR's All-star event, and they don't plan on stopping anytime soon.

It started when RCR and GM Goodwrench unveiled the silver GM Goodwrench Chevrolet celebrating the 25th anniversary of Winston's sponsorship of NASCAR's premier series. That was followed by the Goodwrench Monte Carlo decked in red, white, and blue commemorating the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in the United States. In 1997, RCR ran a Wheaties paint scheme celebrating Dale Earnhardt's appearance on the General Mills Wheaties box.

Bass Pro Shops, a newly signed associate sponsor with RCR, adorned the GM Goodwrench Chevrolet in 1998. The Wrangler Jeans Chevrolet Monte Carlo, a blast from the past for RCR, ran at the 1999 Winston. Peter Max put his touch on NASCAR when his work of art hit the banks of Lowe's Motor Speedway in 2000. In 2001, Harvick piloted the No. 29 AOL/GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Last year, Harvick took to the 1.5-mile speedway in the "On a Roll/We Sell Tires" GM Goodwrench Chevy.

This weekend they'll debut the No. 29 Snap-on/GM Goodwrench Engines "Decade of Dedication" Chevrolet Monte Carlo, the ninth year in a row a special paint scheme will run alongside the GM Goodwrench colours. A creation of two RCR sponsors, it was unveiled at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March and will surely catch the eyes of spectators when it hits the track on Friday.

"From what I saw in Atlanta it's going to be sweet," said Harvick of his latest 'special paint scheme. "I know how long it took the guys to paint the car, and I can't wait to race it. I get excited to drive anything that's part of the RCR organization. It's a lot of fun to be involved with the things Richard and a lot of his sponsors have come up with over the years. Heck, they started everything that happens at The Winston with special paint schemes."

"You can bring your trickiest motor and your newest car," beamed Harvick when asked if he enjoyed the non-points weekend. "There are special paint schemes and a different buzz in the air from your normal race. It's not just 'I'm here to get as many points as I can get and go on', it's 'I'm here to win the race and everything else doesn't matter'. That's pretty cool."

This year the winner of the Winston will receive a staggering $1 Million, a prize Harvick says will be shared out amongst his team should he win on Saturday night.

"If we were to win the race, we'll take all the money and split it up between the guys because they are really part of the reason why you win," said the 2001 Busch Series Champ. "They've worked as hard this race, if not harder, than they have to go to any other race. It means a lot to them, too."