Lightning McQueen (or simply known as "Stickers", as Sally calls him. Also known as The Fabulous Lightning McQueen) (voiced by Owen Wilson) is the main protagonist in Cars and the deuteragonist in Cars 2. He returns as the main protagonist in Cars 3. Lightning McQueen is also one of the main deutergonists of Yuna's Princess Adventure franchise.
Lightning McQueen, along with Mater, Sally Carrera, Luigi and Guido, Ramone, Flo, Sheriff, Fillmore, Sarge, Mack, Red, Finn McMissile, Holley Shiftwell, Francesco Bernoulli and Cruz Ramirez have been best friends with Yuna and Princess Snowdrop, along with Dusty Crophopper and his friends, since they joined her on her own adventure. Yuna helps McQueen, with the help of Cruz and Smokey (Doc Hudson/The Fabulous Hudson Hornet's former mechanic and crew chief), to race against his newest rival, Jackson Storm. Yuna, McQueen and Cruz beat him to win the Piston Cup. Even, McQueen and Yuna remembers Doc Hudson, aka the Fabulous Hudson Hornet, in their own big hearts.
McQueen loves to race with Yuna and Snowdrop (in their racecar called The Shooting Star, now The Fabulous Shooting Star in Library Sweet Library, to honor Doc), Cruz, Francesco, Cal Weathers, Bobby Swift and the other racecars at the racetracks.
Snowdrop are close friends with Lightning McQueen, Mater, Dusty Crophopper and their friends. When Jackson Storm calls Snowdrop, "Blind Filly", Lightning defends her by tell Storm to leave her alone.
McQueen and Mater were bestest friends in the world. They love riding on rails and tipping tractors by revving and honk very loudly and woke up the tractors. But, they have to avoid Frank, the combine harvester, who doesn't like them.
Lightning McQueen loves to date with Sally. When Lightning proposes Sally with a ring, he asks her will she married him. Sally loves to marry Lightning. They got married and off to the honeymoon.
At Florida 500, Lightning takes place as the crew chief of Cruz Ramirez. After Cruz beats Jackson Storm, she won the race! Sterling asks Cruz to race for Rust-eze but she refused and quit being a trainer. Just then, Tex Dinoco arrived with Strip "The King" Weathers and Cal Weathers. Tex suggests Cruz to race for Dinoco instead and she loves to. Back at Radiator Springs, Cruz (now as the Dinoco racer no. 51) and Lightning (as The Fabulous Lightning McQueen) learns that Sterling sold Rust-eze to Tex so they can race for both Rust-eze and Dinoco in their own sponsorships. Lightning is now the crew chief of Cruz.
Doc Hudson/The Fabulous Hudson HornetEdit
In 2006, Lightning was ordered to make a brand new road at Radiator Springs with Bessie. After making a terrible road, Doc was furious. He challenged Lightning to a race. At Willy's Butte, Lightning race off but Doc wasn't. Lightning continues to make the better new road. The next morning, Lightning learns that Doc was the famous racer, known as "The Fabulous Hudson Hornet". Later that day, Lightning notices Doc has the racing tires on and watched him racing and drifting. Doc angrily storms off with Lightning following him. Lightning learns that Doc quit being the racer after he crashes at the Fireball Beach. The next morning, Doc calls Lightning's manager and the reporters arrived at Radiator Springs. At the tri-cross rely race, Doc Hudson, as The Fabulous Hudson Hornet, was Lightning's crew chief and mentor and helps him to win the tri-cross rely race. After The King crashes, Lightning helps him cross the finish line and tells him that Doc say "It's just an empty cup". Doc was very proud of Lightning and now became the number one crew chief of Lightning.
Years past, Lightning had lost his crew chief, Doc, because he died and his world turned upside down.
Lightning loves to race with Cal Weathers and Bobby Swift. When Cal wins, Lightning and Bobby pulled a prank on Cal by inflating all his four tires big. After the brand new generation of high tech racecars (including Jackson Storm), Cal retires and left on his hauler.
Now, Cal Weathers made out of his retirement, he was glad to race again with Lightning, Bobby, Brick Yardley and the other veteran racers at the Magic Kingdom Racing Rally of King Mickey Mouse.
Lightning loves to race with Bobby Swift and Cal Weathers. When Lightning wins, Bobby pulled a prank on Lightning by sprays the fire extinguisher foam on him and blows confetti before saying "Congratulations, Cupcake!". After the brand new generation of high tech racecars (including Jackson Storm), Bobby retires and was replaced by Danny Swervez.
Now, Bobby Swift made out of his retirement, he was glad to race again with Lightning, Cal, Brick Yardley and the other veteran racers at the Magic Kingdom Racing Rally of King Mickey Mouse.
- Lightning McQueen, along with Mater, Dusty Crophopper and their friends, are close friends of Princess Yuna and Snowdrop.
- Lightning McQueen will have his updated red Rust-eze paintjob (from Cars 3) in the first season of Yuna's Princess Adventure. In Equestria Grand Prix Part 1, McQueen will have his updated World Grand Prix form (from Cars Toons: Tales from Radiator Springs) back. In the beginning of the fourth season of YPA, Lightning got his red Rust-eze paintjob (from Cars 3) back.
- Lightning was the number one crew chief of Cruz Ramirez and the number one racer at Magic Kingdom Racing Alley.
- Lightning was Yuna's number one favorite racer of all time ever since they are close friends.
- Lightning will first meet Yuna and her friends in Princess Yuna in the World of Cars.