Ok. Anyway, I will make my own universe. The "Gerald Leadfoot" universe. Here, Gerald won thee 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, and 2003 Piston Cups. The King won 1998 and 2001. Ken Schcarder won the 1999 Piston Cup. And Dale Carrett won 2004 Piston Cup.
I think in 1992, Sammy Smelter got fired by Rust-eze and the sponsor needed a new racer that would have more career wins and it was Gerald. When Gerald Leadfoot replaced Sammy for Rust-eze, Rust-eze became much more popular. Rust-eze got even more popular for Lightning McQuueen replacing Gerald during 2005.
The main universe needs more sence that Gerald replaced Sammy to make Rust-eze more popular, and Lightning replaced Gerald in the 2005 Las Vegas 400 to make Rust-eze more popular. I think Gerald mostly finished in the top 10 and he had a better career than Sammy's career. 8 wins is not as high as what it will make more sence. I think 39 wins will make perfect sence for Gerald's 12 year long career. Although not as many as what McQueen had.
I think that the new sponsors like Blinkr and Intersection were back in cars 1. That's because at the very beginning of Cars, Lightning McQueen said, One winner. 42 losers. And all racers from Cars 1 + the new sponsored racers=42. Leaving one out because McQueen said that there are 43 cars. That could mean that one of the mentioned only Piston Cup racers could be in that race like, Buck Schooner or Dash Rallyman. Or Cars 1 Blinkr, Igntr, Intersection, Carbon Cyber, Combustr, SynerG, and the mentioned only/unknown racer didn't qualify for the race. Either way, I think the sponsors weren't shown, but I think they were just "mentioned."
Darrel Dragganed (Blinkr No. 21: debuted in 1994, replaced by Speedy Coment in 2011)
Kevin Carvick (Goodwernch No. 29: replaced Dale Earnhardt in 2001 Las Vegas 400, retired in 2013)
Jamie McCarry (McCaralds No. 1: replaced Bill Racelott in 2003, retired in 2014)
Jim Racelott (Carbon Cyber No. 67: replaced Buck Schooder in 1999, replaced by Bobby Roadtesta in 2011)
Dash Rallyman (Pepsi No. 25: replaced Ken Schroeder in 2004, retired in 2012)
Joel McQueen (Corrosion Seal No. 57: replaced Ivan Yoder in 1991, retired in 2007)
Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's No. 48: debuted in 2002, retired in 2015)
Even if they could still race after, they missed it, and they would retire before Cars 3 took place.