Blue, green, white, black
Piston Cup racer
Ernie Gearson is a professional race car, who raced for the Spare Mint team in the Piston Cup Racing Series prior to being replaced by a next-generation racer. He is a Husker Morroco, who is painted light blue, with a green stripe wrapped around his doors and hood. He has the Spare Mint logo on his hood, as well as the number 93 painted in white on his doors and roof.
In Cars, Ernie competes in the Dinoco 400 at the Motor Speedway of the South, but he runs into trouble when Chick Hicks causes an accident involving the majority of the race's competitors. During which he was hitting the safety wall before getting hit by Todd Marcus. Though Gearson receives some minor damage, he is able to continue racing.
Gearson returns in Cars 3, competing in the 2016 Piston Cup season. However, after Jackson Storm's performance sparks interest in next-generation racers, Piston Cup teams begin replacing their old racers with new, more capable next-gen models, and the Spare Mint team replaces Gearson with a next-generation racer.
Profiles and statistics
- "Ernie Gearson recalls the day when high dollar sponsorships and squealing fans were still a thing of the future. He may be one of the oldest racers on the grids these days, but he's been around the track once or twice. He's still got plenty of fire in his chambers. His friends call him "Giddyup," alluding to the humble 300 horsepower engine he started his career with all those years ago."
Names in other languages
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