Blog Page

2017 Nascar Schedule

February 13, 2017 - Posted by The Decal Source

2017 Nascar Schedule – The beginning of the year is always the busiest at The Decal Source. We have the honor of doing graphics for race teams like Penske Racing, JR Motorsports, Kyle Bush Motorsports, and more. As we are preparing for Daytona and this year’s races, we are working with the teams making sure they have everything they need for the coming season. Keep your eyes peeled for our car wraps and decals at the track this year!

2017 Nascar Schedule

2017 Nascar Schedule

Mazda Global MX-5 Miata Graphics and Wraps

October 30, 2015 - Posted by The Decal Source

Mazda Miata Global MX-5 Cup Car RedIf you are looking for a custom decal or wrap package for your MX-5 Cup Car look no further,  The Decal Source has teamed up with Long Road Racing to offer custom Mazda Miata decal packages.  We are the industry leader when it comes to custom motorsports graphics.

TDS offers a comprehensive graphic solution from design to install.  If you already have an idea or your own graphic designer download our free template below.  We have custom built this template specifically for the Mazada MX-5 Cup Car.

Contact us today! You envision it we make it happen.

Mazda Miata Global MX-5 Cup Car Template by The Decal Source

Mazda Miata Global MX-5 Cup Car Template by The Decal Source

 

Formula 4 Wraps and Decals: F4 Racing In America

September 17, 2015 - Posted by The Decal Source

Honda Formula 4

Formula 4 Car wrapped by The Decal Source in 3M  vinyl and high gloss overlaminate

FIA Formula 4 Racing Comes to America: The Value of Car Decals

The Decal Source is thrilled to be a part of an exciting new racing opportunity in the United States. Formula 4 Series, also known as F4 racing, allows drivers to enter into open-wheel racing at a lower expense than Formula 3. Now that there is an official FIA Formula 4 Championship Series in the United States, more young drivers in the states can make their dreams of a racing career come true.

Partnering closely with Honda Racing and the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), TDS recently provided a partial wrap and decals for the U.S. F4 launch car featuring a Crawford Composites chassis and a 2.0-litre direct-injection K20 engine supplied by Honda Performance Development (HPD). We are dedicated to helping young people jumpstart their racing careers with high-impact decals that are both durable and affordable. Check out the launch car, as well as a promotional banner design by TDS in this video:

Template and Design

Our highly skilled graphic artist have hand crafted a vector template of the Formula 4 Crawford Composite Chassis.  They use this EPS line art file for design and setup of decals and wraps.  This template allows for precise placement of sponsor brands and a finished product that matches the approved layout.

 

Your Experienced Provider of F4 Decals

Are you looking to move up the ladder from karting to F4 racing? It’s important to have a car that is ready for the track. TDS specializes in Indy Lights decals, Indy Lights wraps, and motorsports graphics for numerous racing series. We wrap more than half of all NASCAR teams, as well as those in IndyCar, the Sprint Cup, ARCA, Red Bull Global Rallycross, and many other series. A one-stop-shop, we design, produce, and install your graphics while providing seamless service. With best-in-class technology and staff who understand the demands of racing, TDS designs F4 printed wraps to enhance your brand or sponsor – graphics that make a statement to your competitors on the track and fans in the grandstand.

 

Vehicle Graphics for an American Icon

August 10, 2015 - Posted by The Decal Source

Kentucky Fried Chicken is one of the most recognizable brands in America. Founded in 1952, they successfully changed an industry by bringing chicken into the hamburger world. Today, KFC’s brand remains largely unchanged; their commitment to consistency undoubtedly contributing to their continued success. Just last month, TDS had the unique privilege of applying the tried-and-true KFC brand to a NASCAR in preparation for the race at Kentucky Speedway on July 11, 2015. (more…)

Life in the Fast Lane: Chris Rice on Short Tracks and Vehicle Wraps

April 9, 2015 - Posted by The Decal Source

The Decal Source client Chris Rice has been drawn to the world of motorsports since childhood. By the age of 10, he has his sleeves rolled up, helping his father and his uncle build late-model stock cars. Knowing that the industry would always have his attention, he sought a career in racing while in high school, quickly landing his first job as a mechanic for Jeff Burton’s stock team. His teenage and young adult years were spent at the track, learning the ins and outs of NASCAR and honing the skills he’d need to be a leader in this fast-paced industry.

You could say the rest is history.

Today, as Competition Director for NTS Motorsports, and Crew Chief of the No. 31 Chevrolet for NTS Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Rice knows a thing or two about developing talented drivers and fielding cars in a variety of racing series.

 

As a long-time client of The Decal Source, we asked him a few questions about what it takes to make his job happen.

 

What does a Competition Director’s job entail?

As the Competition Director for NTS Motorsports, I am responsible for the nuts and bolts – literally and figuratively. Everything that has to come together to get both the cars and drivers ready for race day, I oversee. I’m not limited to one area of racing. I get to be involved with the full picture, which makes it even more rewarding when we score a win.


What have you learned about vehicle graphics and wraps?

Wraps and graphics are so important because they are seen by millions of fans. The quality not only reflects the corporate sponsors, but our organization as well. It’s no small task to ensure each vehicle looks great and performs well for every event, but that’s why it’s so important to have a graphics partner we can count on.


Why do you count on The Decal Source?

I’ve been working with TDS since 2002, and could not imagine choosing another graphics provider for the NTS Motorsports vehicles. For us, it boils down to two things: quality and service. There’s a science to applying a vehicle wrap for NASCAR. The graphics have to stand out aesthetically and withstand a fair amount of wear and tear. The guys at TDS not only do a great job, but they provide an above and beyond level of service. We’ve called them with rush needs before a big event, and they are in our shop that same week working on the vehicle. They truly make it happen.

Learn More Today

TDS provides vehicle wraps and graphics to more than half of all NASCAR teams, as well as clients in other racing series. Using only the highest quality materials and applying every wrap with precision, our team partners with motorsports competition directors like Chris Rice across the country. For more information, contact us today at 336-574-3141.

requestinfo_cta

Super Bowl Gridiron Challenge Features Vehicle Graphics from TDS

February 17, 2015 - Posted by The Decal Source

The Decal Source was proud to play an important role in Super Bowl XLIX pre-game festivities. If you caught the Gridiron Challenge on NBC Sports Network, you saw a plethora of our work on national TV. The event first aired on Friday, January 30 at 10 p.m. ET, but several highlights were replayed during Sunday’s pre-game show. Presented by Toyota, the Gridiron Challenge paired NASCAR drivers with NFL legends and ensued a battle of on-track speed and throwing skills. The featured Toyota Racing vehicles – all 2015 Camrys – were outfitted with custom vehicle wraps by The Decal Source.

(more…)

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series

July 11, 2013 - Posted by The Decal Source

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4

The Decal Source has partnered with the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series to supply all of the series branding as well as providing several race teams, like Change Racing, their livery for cars haulers and equipment. The inaugural weekend of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series in North America opened with a flying start in front of a large 4th of July weekend crowd at Lime Rock, CT and TDS was on-site and proud to announce their involvement as series graphic provider. With three days of searing sunshine, the heat was certainly on as The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series took to the track for the first time on North American soil. Featuring lightweight versions of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4, the maiden weekend was a roaring success. The all wheel drive, 570 hp cars and their drivers delivered thrilling high-speed passes and exhilarating race action throughout. Checkout this link to learn more.

TDS Teamed With A Champion!

November 28, 2012 - Posted by The Decal Source

The Decal Source is proud of it’s association with Turner Motorsports and their 2012 NASCAR Camping World Champion James Buescher!

Congratulations James, it was an AWESOME year!!!

Another Winner!

November 28, 2012 - Posted by The Decal Source

Way to go JR Motorsports driver Regan Smith for his win in the season ending Ford Eco Boost 300 Nationwide Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Season Ending WIN!!!

November 28, 2012 - Posted by The Decal Source

Congratulations to Eddie Sharp Racing NCWT driver Cale Gale for his season ending win in the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway!