As far as icons and symbols go, the factory team has lapped the entire field at Le Mans.
Its quasi-brilliant mascot "Jake" has adorned its ALMS and Le Mans cars for some time now, and each year at La Sarthe, the Michigan-based team makes a point of adding the yellow skull to its pair of pit boxes.
"We pull out the template and paint Jake in there every year," said Dan Binks, Corvette's crew chief. "Then the boys from each car sign it. Ol' Jake gets beaten up pretty good by the end of the race, but at least they know we were here after we've packed up and gone home."
Compared to the traditional rectangular box teams tape to their pit boxes to mark where the drivers need to pull into, having Jake at the head of Corvette's stalls adds a bit of brashness that seems fitting for the blue-collar team.
If brash is the best description for Corvette's pit markings, "bathroom humor" is what comes to mind for the phallic outline that marks the preferred stopping point...
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