Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Fast Facts: Darlington’s 2016 Throwback Paint Schemes

With its return to its traditional Labor Day weekend spot in 2015, Darlington Raceway’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 took a fresh look at NASCAR history with numerous throwback paint schemes. This year, Darlington is back at it with a fresh batch of throwback schemes for the race on Sunday, Sept. 4 – you can check them all out and vote for your favorite through Sept. 1 at NASCAR.com.

One former champion will be represented by two teams, as Alan Kulwicki’s “Underbird” from his 1992 championship run will be commemorated on Regan Smith’s No. 7 (Kulwicki’s number) and Greg Biffle’s No. 16 (featuring Hooter’s, Kulwicki’s sponsor).

Greg Biffle's Kulwicki throwback
credit: Roush Fenway Racing/NASCAR Media

Trevor Bayne’s No. 6 AdvoCare Ford will feature Mark Martin’s No. 6 Valvoline design from the 1996 and 1997 seasons.

Jamie McMurray’s No. 1 will feature Bill Elliott’s Mac Tonight McDonald’s paint scheme from 1997.
Jamie McMurray's Mac Tonight throwback
credit: Chip Ganassi Racing/NASCAR Media
Tony Stewart’s No. 14 will honor Bobby Allison with sponsorship from long-time partner Coca Cola.
Bobby Allison joins Tony Stewart at the Coca Cola
throwback unveiling
credit: SHR via Getty Images/Streeter Lecka
Jeffrey Earnhardt’s No. 32 will honor his grandfather, the late Dale Earnhardt, with a blue-and-yellow scheme reminiscent of Earnhardt’s famous Wrangler scheme.

Matt Kenseth’s No. 20 honors the “Tide Ride” that Darrell Waltrip made famous, now featuring Tide PODS.
Matt Kenseth's Tide throwback
credit: Joe Gibbs Racing/NASCAR Media


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