| Voiced by: Keith Ferguson (all appearances except The Car Club Movie and Thomas' Big Movie)|
Owen Wilson (The Car Club Movie and Thomas' Big Movie)
Lightning McQueen is a race car, who races for the Piston Cup. He is the #95 racer, sponsored by Rust-Eze Medicated Bumper Ointment. He is the main protagonist of The Car Club. In this television series, he continuously tries to stop his rival Chick Hicks from taking over the Car Club. As shown in Thomas' Big Movie, he and Chick sometimes visit the Island of Sodor.