October 3, 2007
Thomasville - Deborah Chastain is a devoted NASCAR fan who enters a lot of contests.
She almost didn't enter a contest where Pepsi and Jeff Gordon were looking for one fan to design the paint scheme for the race car he will drive Sunday at Talladega.
After legendary NASCAR artist Sam Bass narrowed all the entries down to five finalists, Jeff Gordon himself picked the design of Deborah Chastain.
Deborah is headed to Talladega this weekend to meet Jeff Gordon and watch her design go racing around NASCAR's biggest track.
As for the inspiration of her design, Deborah stuck her favorite colors red white and blue which are also the colors for Gordon's sponsor.
Deborah Chastain said "They ask you to keep in mind the Pepsi logo and because he is driving the Pepsi car. Of course I didn't know it would look as good as it does now on the full size car."
Deborah is also excited because her Jeff Gordon designed race car will be made into a die cast model and should become a hot item for NASCAR collectors.