Piston Cup racer (former)
Ernie Gearson is a professional race car, who raced for the Spare Mint team in the Piston Cup Racing Series prior to being replaced by an unknown veteran. He is a Husker Morroco, who 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.
In Cars, Ernie competes in the Dinoco 400 at the Motor Speedway of the South, but he runs into trouble when Chick Hicks causes an accident involving the majority of the race's competitors. During which he was hitting the safety wall before getting hit by Todd Marcus. Though Ernie receives some minor damage, he's able to continue racing.
At some point into Cars 3 he retired, and was replaced by an unknown next-gen.
Profiles and statistics
- "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."
- His surname is a pun to Daniel Gerson.
- 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.