In recent days, I stumbled across a series of photos on ebay from 1989 Speedweeks. My eyes did a double-take on a particular one from the ARCA event: #42 of Scott Lagasse.
In studying it closer, there was something familiar with the style of the 42 on the Monte Carlo. I then remembered the show car the newly-formed SABCO Racing put on display at Charlotte in the fall of 1988. Felix Sabates introduced his new driver Kyle Petty, crew chief Gary Nelson, and sponsor Peak Anti-freeze.
Some Peak decals were slapped on a white Monte Carlo for the unveiling. But by the time the team got to Speedweeks in 1989, the paint scheme was fancier and applied to a Pontiac Grand Prix. (The team missed the D500 as its debut, and Felix arranged for Kyle to drive Eddie Bierschwale's #23 instead.)
Source:Thomas K. Craig collection
So I'm wondering if the SABCO show car ended up being raced by Lagasse as an ARCA car. Furthermore, Felix had ties to Rick Hendrick and likely got plenty of advice from him about how to get into NASCAR. My bet is that show car Monte Carlo may have originally been raced by Geoff Bodine, Tim Richmond, Benny Parsons, Ken Schrader or Darrell Waltrip.
Schaefer: It's not just for racing anymore.
updated by @tmc-chase: 08/01/17 12:31:11PM