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2019 Mojooutdoors Ik9 Toyota
Brandon Jones will run a "gray ghost" scheme at Darlington to honor Buddy Bake. Image from Joe Gibbs Racing.

Brandon Jones’ throwback scheme to honor Buddy Baker

Brandon Jones and the No. 19 Mojo Outdoors iK9 team head to the “Lady in Black” for the Sport Clips Haircut VFW 200.  The race is a classic on Labor Day Weekend and the egg-shaped oval will provide excitement for the much anticipated 147-lap race.

Jones, Xtreme Concepts, iK9 and Mojo Outdoors will be honoring the Gentle Giant Buddy Baker’s iconic throwback paint scheme this weekend that his competitors appropriately called the “Gray Ghost”.  The story is told that it was because it blended with the color on the racetrack and they couldn’t see him coming. This paint scheme was also picked for Dale Earnhardt Jr to run back in 2016, but Jeff Gordon ended up behind the wheel in the Southern 500. “I am honored to have the privilege to drive the historic “Gray Ghost” paint scheme this Labor Day weekend at Darlington Raceway,” stated Jones.  “Very few cars get a nickname that becomes iconic, but this one has and Xtreme Concepts made this one happen for our 19 team.”

— Joe Gibbs Racing —