By Michelle R. Martinelli |
August 23, 2020 4: 01 pm
Yearly at Darlington Raceway, NASCAR celebrates its history with a throwback-themed weekend. Drivers and their teams make a choice iconic, distinguished and private paint schemes that pay tribute to famend appears to be for the length of the sport’s history, and they also add a newest contact to them.
The Southern 500, one in every of NASCAR’s “crown jewel” races, is continually the first and most efficient bolt on the Cup Sequence agenda. However as a result of COVID-19 pandemic and the blueprint NASCAR needed to play with the 2020 agenda, this year’s Southern 500 is in most cases the third Cup bolt of the season on the South Carolina song.
However the tradition of throwback paint schemes continues.
So we’re retaining song as drivers and teams release their ancient paint schemes for the 2020 Southern 500, which is the first bolt of the playoffs on September 6 (6 p.m. ET, NBCSN). We’ll continue to update this checklist as more schemes are launched.
From one seven-time champion to the others, Jimmie Johnson is honoring Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. in his closing Southern 500 before retiring from elephantine-time NASCAR Cup Sequence.
And as Johnson honors Petty and Earnhardt, his teammates are celebrating him within the Southern 500. Roam Elliott, Alex Bowman and William Byron will all bustle throwback paint schemes that after belonged to Johnson.
The No. 2 Ford driver is throwing it again to 1 in every of his own paint schemes with sponsor Reduce worth Tire.
The Richard Childress Racing driver is celebrating NASCAR Corridor of Famer Junior Johnson with his throwback blueprint.
Esteem Keselowski, the No. 4 Ford driver is honoring a protracted-time sponsor in Busch beer with this learn about.
Ryan Newman within the No. 6 Ford is throwing it again to 1 in every of his aged-college paint schemes from his USAC Coors Gentle Silver Bullet Sequence Nationwide Championship year.
Tyler Reddick is honoring driver turned NBC Sports broadcaster Jeff Burton, who received Rookie of the 300 and sixty five days in 1994 with this paint blueprint.
The No. 12 Ford driver is celebrating a driver who most efficient real retired closing season from the NASCAR Cup Sequence: Paul Menard.
The No. 14 Ford driver is paying tribute to 1 other pressure now within the published sales save with Kyle Petty’s 1980 paint blueprint.
The No. 21 Ford driver is working a paint blueprint that celebrates the history of his crew, Wood Brothers Racing, and this learn about is per the crew’s1963 Ford Galaxie blueprint.
The No. 22 Ford driver is throwing it again to Bobby Allison’s 1985 paint blueprint with this red and white learn about.
The No. 96 Toyota driver goes again to his own accomplishments with this paint blueprint that’s a recreation of his 2016 title within the 2d-tier Xfintiy Sequence.