Taking A Closer Look At Some Throwback Paint Schemes For NASCAR In Darlington

Homestead, FL - Nov 19, 2016: Ty Dillon races the #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevy during the Ford EcoBoost 300 weekend at the Homestead - Miami Speedway in Homestead, FL.


For one race a year, NASCAR likes to take its fans back in time to celebrate the drivers from yesteryear.

This weekend NASCAR throws it back one more time at Darlington on May 8.

Teams have been slowly releasing the throwback looks featured during this weekend’s race.

Here is a closer look at some of those rides.

Chase Briscoe/ Tony Stewart 

Chase Briscoe will pay homage to the owner and the former driver of the #14 car as Stewart Haas racing will celebrate Tony Stewart. Stewart is a three-time NASCAR champion and now owns part of one of the more dominating teams on the NASCAR circuit. Fans of Stewart are anxiously waiting to see this Mustang hit the track.

William Byron/ Jeff Gordon

Hendrick Motorsports was built on the back of one of the most significant drivers in NASCAR history. Jeff Gordon became an instant icon in the 90s and the most prominent villain to those who swore allegiance to the black #3. Hendrick’s will be celebrating the “Rainbow Warrior” one more time this weekend when William Byron takes the track in Gordon’s 2007 scheme. This car will for sure be a crowd favorite.

Brad Keselowski/ Mark Martin

Not everyone who is considered a legend in the sport of NASCAR commands respect like the Hall of Famer Mark Martin. Drivers of today salivate at the opportunity to celebrate such a respected legend. This weekend, Martin will have two cars celebrating him, including Alex Bowman’s #48 doing a spin on the iconic Martin Valvoline sponsor.

However, it will be the #6 machine with most of Darlington’s attention. Keselowski will be honoring Martin’s time in the #6 when his main sponsor was… Viagara. Yes, straight out of Talladega nights, Martin once dawned the Pfizer rocket for what was then Rousch Racing. Many fans of the sport have long waited for a celebration of such an odd sponsorship.

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