2018 Donruss Racing Variations Guide and Gallery

2018 Donruss Racing Variations Guide and Gallery

NASCAR fans have a little extra waiting for them with the 2018 Donruss Racing variations. Changing the base image for top drivers, the short prints aren't especially rare but some can be a little tricky to spot.

Revealed in the 2018 Donruss NASCAR checklist, the full group includes 20 subjects from the base set, and another five from the Retro 1985 subset. Although all the variation cards switch the photo from the base, there are also other clues to help indicate a variation.

The most obvious giveaway for the 2018 Donruss Racing variations is the nickname in place of the full name. Over half the set includes this feature, whether it's a track nickname, like "Rocket Man" for Ryan Newman, or just the first name for a driver instead of the whole name.

However, the rest don't use nicknames. For these, another 2018 Donruss Racing variation trick is the text orientation for the name. Base cards use right-oriented text, while variations opt for centered text. It's subtle, but still pretty obvious if you know to look for it. In addition, a select few change the frame color design, making it easier to realize you have a variation.

Just like the base set, there is a full lineup of parallels, including Gold Foil (#/499), Red Foil (#/299), Green Foil (#/199), Gold Press Proof (#/99), Press Proof (#/49), Artist Proof (#/25), and four one-of-one Printing Plates.

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32 Brad Keselowski

Base

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Variation - "BK"

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33 Austin Dillon

Base - Red Frame

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Variation - Green Frame

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34 Kevin Harvick

Base

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Variation - "HAPPY"

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35 Kasey Kahne

Base

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Variation - "KASEY"

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37 Chase Elliott

Base

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Variation - "CHASE"

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39 Ryan Blaney

Base - Sunglasses

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Variation - No Sunglasses

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40 Clint Bowyer

Base - Close-up, staring

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Variation - Smiling

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41 Kyle Busch

Base - Yellow Frame

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Variation - Green Frame

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43 Matt Kenseth

Base - Yellow Frame

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Variation - Gray Frame

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44 Joey Logano

Base

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Variation - "SLICED BREAD"

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46 Ryan Newman

Base

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Variation - "ROCKET MAN"

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47 Kyle Larson

Base - Red Frame

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Variation - Blue Frame

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48 AJ Allmendinger

Base

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Variation - Mouth open

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49 Martin Truex Jr.

Base - Bass Pro Shops logo

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Variation - Furniture Row logo

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51 Jimmie Johnson

Base

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Variation - "JJ"

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52 Danica Patrick

Base - Blue Frame

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Variation - Red Frame

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53 Dale Earnhardt Jr

Base

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Variation - "DALE JR."

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54 Aric Almirola

Base - Blue Frame

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Variation - Red Frame

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56 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Base - Sunny D logo

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Variation - Fastenal logo

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57 Erik Jones

Base

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Variation - "ROY"

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101 Dale Earnhardt Jr

Base Retro

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Retro Variation - "DALE JR."

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102 Tony Stewart

Base Retro

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Retro Variation - "SMOKE"

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124 Kevin Harvick

Base Retro

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Retro Variation - "HAPPY"

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141 Jimmie Johnson

Base Retro

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Retro Variation - "JJ"

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142 Danica Patrick

Base Retro

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Retro Variation - DANICA

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