Aric Almirola Throwback
Aric Almirola will run a Mark Martin inspired throwback at Darlington. (Image from Stewart-Haas Racing)

Aric Almirola Running Mark Martin Throwback at Darlington

For this year’s NASCAR Throwback Weekend at Darlington Raceway, Aric Almirola will run Mark Martin’s 2000 Winn-Dixie paint scheme from the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Martin ran 13 Xfinity races in Winn-Dixie colors in 2000, winning a handful of races. He placed inside the top five on 12 occasions, with a sixth-place run at Rockingham Speedway being his worst finish of the year. The No. 60 Ford led 969 laps.

In three races at Darlington last season, Almirola finished no worse than 12th. Of his 11 starts at the track Too Tough to Tame, the Florida native finished a career best seventh, last May.