NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series driver Nick Sanchez will honor racing legend Mario Andretti with a throwback paint scheme during the Buckle Up South Carolina 200 at Darlington Raceway.
The legendary racer will be in attendance as Sanchez’ No. 2 Gainbridge Chevrolet Silverado fielded by Rev Racing carries the colors Andretti drove to victory in the 1967 DAYTONA 500.
Andretti is the only driver in history to win the DAYTONA 500, Indianapolis 500 and Formula One World Championship. His 1967 DAYTONA 500 triumph came in a Holman-Moody Ford, which crossed the finish line under caution in front of future NASCAR Hall of Famer and teammate Fred Lorenzen.
Andretti will be just one of the many racing legends at Darlington Raceway during The Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR, May 12-14. As part of NASCAR’s 75th Anniversary Celebration, the top 75 NASCAR Drivers of All Time are being honored, with several of those legends making appearances throughout the weekend.
Andretti’s appearance schedule on Friday, May 12 is:
5:00 PM ET NASCAR Experience Q&A in the Darlington Raceway Fanzone
5:20 PM ET NASCAR Legends Autograph Session
5:45 PM ET Media Availability in the Darlington Raceway Media Center
7:00 PM ET Driver Introductions (Mario Andretti and Nick Sanchez)
The on-track action begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, with the Buckle Up South Carolina 200 and continues at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, with the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Shriners Children’s 200.
And then at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 14, the NASCAR Cup Series tackles The Track Too Tough to Tame in the Goodyear 400. Fans are encouraged to visit www.darlingtonraceway.com to secure their tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime weekend today and learn the latest about driver appearances throughout the weekend.
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