Kelly's colours

  • 01/10/2015
  • By Jack Daniel's Racing
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

Jack Daniel's Racing heads to the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 next weekend with a touch of red on the 315 Nissan Altima, with the launch of the new Jack Daniel's Zero Sugar Cola RTD.

The livery of the car features a matte black base with - for the first time on a Jack Daniel's V8 Supercar - red highlights.

Behind the wheel of the #15 will be regular driver Rick Kelly, who will be lining up for his 15th consecutive 1000, and David Russell, who makes his fifth straight Bathurst start in Jack Daniel's colours.

Kelly loves the look of the car, after working closely with Jack Daniel's to promote a new product at the biggest race of the year.

"It looks fantastic, I think it looks angry, for me inside the car, you want a livery that looks nice and intimidating, and I think we have really been able to achieve that with this new look," two-time Bathurst winner Kelly said.

"I've got to say I have been a big fan of the livery on my car this season. We used some very interesting vinyls from Graphic Art Mart, with some specialist bushed aluminium, and it's really been a personal favourite JD livery of mine.

"In changing it, we really had to ensure we were changing it to something that was an improvement, which was no easy task.

"What the team has come up with is pretty exciting actually; the base is matte black, which stands out really well, and there's a bit of red thrown in there too, which we haven't seen it on a JD car before.

"The technology in vinyl has really come a long way in the past 10 years, so it really is a nice matte finish."

The event marks Jack Daniel's tenth Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 campaign since entering the sport in 2006, with the race being the brand's 345th in the sport.

The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 kicks off next Thursday with practice on the Mount Panorama circuit. Click here for full details and ticketing information.

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