|Place of residence|
stock race car
blue, green, white, black
Piston Cup Racing Series (until 2016)
|Trainers and crew chiefs|
Ernie Gearson was a stock race car that lived in the United States. He was a professional racing driver who competed in Piston Cup Racing Series for the Spare Mint team with Piccolo Perry as one of the mechanics and Ernest B. Raykes as his crew chief. His competition number was 93. In 2006, he was one of the longest competing racers in the Piston Cup, as he has been competing long before high dollar sponsorships and numerous fans of the sport were still uncommon. His friends called him "Giddyup", alluding to the 300 horsepower engine he started his career with.
He competed in the 2006 season of the Piston Cup Racing Series, including the final race of the season, at the Motor Speedway of the South in Motor City, United States. During that race, he took part in the accident caused by Chick Hicks that involved almost all of the races at the track. During the accident he hit the safety wall after what he got hit by Todd Marcus. Though Ernie received some minor damages, he was able to continue and finish the race. He competed until the 2016 season, during which he got replaced by Nick Shift.
He is painted light blue with a green stripe wrapped around his doors and hood. He has the Spare Mint logo on his hood, as well as the number 93 painted in white on his doors and roof.
- Ernie Gearson recalls the day when high dollar sponsorships and squealing fans were still a thing of the future. He may be one of the oldest racers on the grids these days, but he's been around the track once or twice. He's still got plenty of fire in his chambers. His friends call him "Giddyup", alluding to the humble 300 horsepower engine he started his career with all those years ago.
- source: Car Finder
- Despite the die-cast of the Spare Mint racer of Cars 3 is released with the name "Ernie Gearson", the racer resembles a fourth generation NASCAR, while Ernie Gearson resembles a third generation NASCAR.