Race Car Vinyl Wrap for Racing Sponsors and Visual Appeal

A race car wrap is a thin layer of vinyl film that is added over the paint in order to create a unique look, to present racing decals, and to advertise the sponsors. 

Racing is one of the most expensive sports out there and it requires tens of thousands of dollars to engineer the car and to keep it running at top performance for each and every race. It’s not something that a driver or a team can afford by themselves, and they need the help of sponsor brands.

This is the reason why all of the racing cars are covered with brand logos and advertising messages, besides all of the cool pictures, graphics, and decals. And all of these are achieved with the help of vinyl wraps.

What is a race car vinyl wrap?

This is a thin film made of vinyl that is added over the original paint. As mentioned before, it has two main purposes: to give the car a cool and unique design through racing graphics and decals, but also to advertise all of the sponsors.

While not as important as for the regular cars that we drive on the streets, vinyl wrapping also has the purpose of protecting the original paint. In the case of racing cars, this is just a minor detail, but it can’t be neglected either.

How do you wrap a race car?

While people can sometimes wrap their personal cars themselves by buying premade vinyl films, this is not the case for racing cars. The graphics are custom made for each team and for each of the sponsoring brands, so they have to be created at a specialized shop such as Tinting Chicago.

First, we prepare the vinyl films with racing graphics and logos and then print them. They can be small films for certain body parts or full wraps. The next step is to carefully apply them according to the customer’s needs, by using a heat gun and a few other tools. It’s also very important to have the right temperature and humidity for the film to stick perfectly, and that’s why it’s always better to get the job done at a professional.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to wrap a race car?

Since a racing car is usually not bigger than a regular sedan, the prices are similar. A full wrap costs $3,200. If you only want to do certain parts, the hood is $250, the roof is $280, the trim is $230, the head or tail lights are $120 while the mirror caps are $199. Contact us for more details or a custom offer.

Are indy cars painted or wrapped?

Most of the racing cars in professional racing are wrapped and not painted. This is because the graphics, decals, and sponsors are changing quite often, and the vinyl wraps are much easier to apply and remove at any time. Besides this, the process is also cheaper than painting.

Where can I get race car vinyl wraps in Chicago?

You can find us at 3621 N Harlem Ave and 2720 W Grand Ave, or call us at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493. Tinting Chicago has an experienced team of professionals that are ready to apply a wide variety of vinyl films to just about any type of vehicle, including race cars. Don’t hesitate and book your session today.


3621 N Harlem Ave, Chicago IL, 60634


2720 W Grand Ave Chicago, IL, 60612


1402 N Rand Rd Palatine, IL 60074


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