Baldessari first drafted his ideas before transferring them to a blank maquette. Taking the car's weight into account, he and project leader Amanda McGough used a special kind of paint, which meant working with a different color scale and matching process altogether.  Photo 3 of 12 in John Baldessari Blazes a Trail at the Daytona International Speedway With BMW Art Car #19
Baldessari paints an oversized red dot on the roof, staying true to his artistic trademark and boosting the car's visibility during the race.  Photo 5 of 12 in John Baldessari Blazes a Trail at the Daytona International Speedway With BMW Art Car #19
Race cars in the GTLM category typically have red mirrors, rear wing end plates, and windshield banner, but an exception was made to accommodate Baldessari's design vision.  Photo 4 of 12 in John Baldessari Blazes a Trail at the Daytona International Speedway With BMW Art Car #19
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