Lightning McQueen is the racing star of the movie Cars. He is sponsored by Rust-eze Medicated Bumper Ointment and is number 95. In the beginning of the movie he is racing for the Piston Cup in Nashville, Tennessee and ties for first place with the King and Chick Hicks. On his way to the tie breaker he falls out of his carrier, Mack and winds up in a small town called Radiator Springs where he makes a lot of new friends. Later when McQueen is found he competes in the race and almost wins but stops when the King crashes and is totaled. McQueen, feeling that the King should finish his last race turns around and pushes the King across the finish line.
- Lightning McQueen's number 95 is a reference to 1995, the year the first Pixar movie, Toy Story was released in cinemas.