Career Timeline

1985 – First souvenir program cover for Charlotte Motor Speedway (May), a relationship that continues to today. Bass completed the 75th and 76th consecutive covers in May of 2014.

1988 – First-ever corporate car design for Bobby Allison (#12 Miller High Life Buick) won the Daytona 500 the first time the car competed.

1992 – Designed Jeff Gordon’s “Rainbow Warrior” car, revolutionizing the way NASCAR racing cars wereperceived by sponsors, teams and fans.

1994 – Created Lug Nut, the official mascot of Charlotte Motors Speedway; this project led to several other commissions for mascots.

1997 – Designated as the First Officially Licensed Artist of NASCAR.

1997 – Designed special Wheaties paint scheme for Dale Earnhardt Sr. to use in The Winston All-Star Race.The illustration was selected by Wheaties to be part of a special series of cereal boxes.

1999 – Designed Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s #8 Budweiser Chevrolet for his rookie season.

2000 – Opened current gallery outside Turn 2 of Charlotte Motor Speedway

2002 – Started designing Nashville Superspeedway’s trophy: A Hand Painted Gibson Les Paul Guitar; voted by Sports Illustrated magazine as one of the top 10 trophies in all of sports.

2004 – Designed the 1st NASCAR Day Pin for the NASCAR Foundation

2005 – Commissioned by Sony Pictures to design cars, driver and crew uniforms, helmets, promotional art and fan apparel for the Will Ferrell NASCAR comedy titled Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

2009 – Bass’ graphic designs were selected by The NASCAR Hall of Fame for its official show car and simulator. Also commissioned to create a series of 5 - 14’X18’ Stainless Steel Panels illustrating the entire history of NASCAR, which adorn the Stonewall Street side of The MASCAR Hall of Fame.

2010 – Was commissioned by Aaron’s Rent to completely redesign trophies for their races at Talladega; Incorporated an original painting into each unique sculpture trophy presented to the winning driver

2012 – Celebrated 20 year partnership with DuPont/Axalta and Jeff Gordon.

2012 – Miller Brewing Company commissioned illustration highlighting Brad Keselowski’s 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship.

Artwork was used in a National Retail and Consumer Promotion featuring Limited Edition Prints, Posters, and Bar Mirrors.