Sam Bass (artist)

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Sam Bass (November 20, 1961 – February 16, 2019) was an American motorsports artist. He was known for being NASCAR's first officially licensed artist.[1] He was born in Hopewell, Virginia. Bass was the designer for four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon's No. 24 cars throughout his Cup career. Bass also designed the cars and uniforms for the movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.[2]

Bass died of sepsis complicated by kidney disease and diabetes on February 16, 2019 in Concord, North Carolina at the age of 57.[2]

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  1. Livingstone, Seth (May 16, 2011). "Labor of love: Sam Bass paints the pictures of NASCAR". USAToday. Archived from the original on May 22, 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Marusak, Joe (February 16, 2019). "Dale Earnhardt Jr. mourns death of NASCAR artist who painted portraits of his dad". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved February 16, 2019.