The Mello Yello paint scheme was first made famous while being driven by Tom Cruise in the NASCAR-based movie Days of Thunder, and also served as the primary paint scheme on Kyle Petty’s No. 42 car from 1991 – 1994 in NASCAR’s top series. And, although Larson wasn’t alive for the release of Days of Thunder and had barely started watching racing when Petty drove the Mello Yello car, there is a connection between the 23-year-old NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver and the classic paint scheme – Felix Sabates. The long-time NASCAR team owner fielded Petty’s No. 42 car at SABCO Racing, and is currently a co-owner with Chip Ganassi on Larson’s No. 42 Target Chevy.