#10 Sam Bass Christmas Event Car (Lionel Pit Stop) 2011 Impala Limited Edition. Authenticity Guarantees by PlanB Sales. (November 20, 1961 – February 16, 2019) was an American motorsports artist known for being NASCAR's first officially licensed artist. A lifelong NASCAR fan, he began working on drivers' cars with Bobby Allisonin 1988. He later designed various paint schemes for drivers like Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt, and drew programs for races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.