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2016 NASCAR Darlington Throwback Paint Schemes

Special Throwback paint schemes for Darlington, September 4, 2016

NOTE: There are 2 sections to this page: At the top are photos taken on track at Darlington, at the bottom are images released by the teams leading up to the race.

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Jamie McMurray’s throwback at Darlington will feature a Mac Tonight paint scheme, originally run by NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Bill Elliott in 1997.
Image posted to Jamie McMurray’s Instagram account (8-15-2016)

The Lite throwback scheme to run at Darlington in September
The scheme is based on the original 1972 Miller Lite can.
Image from Team Penske’s Facebook page (5-26-2016)
see more images on the #2 Team Schemes page

Austin Dillon’s throwback scheme at Darlington will feature the same red, white and blue color scheme of RCR’s first win with Ricky Rudd.
Image from Richard Childress Racing’s Twitter.(5-11-2016)

Harvick’s #4 Chevy will commemorate Cale Yarborough’s Busch paint scheme from the 1979 Daytona 500 by carrying a similar design.
Image from Lionel Racing.(4-14-2016)

A throwback scheme to Terry Labonte’s #44 JD Stacy car that willrun at Darlington
Image from LiftMaster’s Facebook page (8-24-2016)

Trevor Bayne’s Darlington Throwback scheme will honor Mark Martin.
Images from Roush Fenway’s Twitter feed.(4-26-2016)

Regan Smith will drive an Alan Kulwicki inspired throwback paint scheme at Darlington.
Image from Lionel Racing.(4-8-2016)

Patrick’s #10 Chevy will carry a special blue, white and brown paint scheme at the Darlington Raceway
over Labor Day Weekend featuring Nature’s Bakery Retro scheme.
Image from Lionel Racing.(4-13-2016)

Danny Hamlin will drive a special SportClips throwback scheme at Darlington.
Image from SportClips Twitter account. (8-10-2016)

Gremain Racing’s Darlington Throwback scheme will honor lengendary (should be in the NHOF) crew chief Smokey Yunick.
Image from Germain Racing.(5-10-2016)

Stewart will drive a #14 Coca-Cola Chevy that will match the paint scheme Bobby Allison drove to 1971-72 Southern 500 wins.
Image from a SHR PR (8-3-2016)

A special 5-Hour Energy throwback scheme honoring Hall of Famer Benny Parsons.
Image posted to HScott Motorsports Facebook page (8-30-2016)

Greg Biffle will honor the late Alan Kulwicki by running a Hooters throwback scheme at Darlington.
Image from a Roush Fenway Racing PR (8-23-2016)

Stenhouse, Jr’s throwback scheme for Darlington will honor Darrell Waltrip.
Image from a Roush Fenway press release.(4-11-2016)

Kyle Busch’s throwback scheme at Darlington will honor Dale Jarrett’s 1993 Daytona 500 win.
Image from Joe Gibbs Racing Twitter (5-17-2016)

Carl Edwards’ Throwback scheme at Darlington features a JGR 25th Anniversary tribute to
Tony Stewart’s retirement. This was the first design run on the #20 car back in 1999.
Thanks to Joe Gibbs Racing for the images.(7-14-2016)

Tide’s unforgettable orange and yellow paint scheme has been reborn as a more powerful #20 Tide PODS Toyota with Matt Kenseth driving
it in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Image from NASCAR Licensing Twitter (8-16-2016)

The design is a tribute to the 1976 Mercury Montego that David Pearson drove to the unofficial NASCAR triple crown that Bicentennial year four decades ago.
Image from a Wood Brothers Racing PR (8-2-2016)

Logano’s Throwback scheme at Darlington will honor Pennzoil’s 20th anniversary of its first win with Bobby Labonte,
who piloted the #44 Shell Monte Carlo to its first NASCAR victory in 1996 at Nashville Speedway in what is now the NASCAR XFINITY Series.
Image from a Pennzoil press release.(6-1-2016)

David Ragan will run a throwback Dr. Pepper scheme at Darlington in Sept.
Image from BK Racing’s PR (7-6-2016)

The retro-themed paint scheme mimics a longstanding NAPA AUTO PARTS delivery truck with the NAPA AUTO PARTS’ 1963 logo.
The throwback scheme will run at Darlington in September.
Images from Hendrick Motorsports website (5-30-2016)

A throwback / tribute to Al Unser Jr’s Valvoline scheme ran in the 1993 Daytona 500
A throwback Valvoline scheme for Menard at Darlington in Sept.
Image from a video on RCR’s rcr27Pmenard Twitter (7-28-2016)

Incredible Bank joins TMG for Darlington. The throwback scheme honors Dale Earnhardt’s #30 Army car he drove at Charlotte in 1976.
Image from The Motorsports Group’s Twitter account.(9-1-2016)

Ryan Newman’s throwback scheme at Darlington will feature logos from primary sponsor
Caterpillar and a similar stylized number to Ricky Rudd’s car driven for RCR’s first win.
Image from Lionel Racing’s Twitter.(5-11-2016)

Otter Pops joins as a primary sponsor at Darlington on the Dale Earnhardt throwback scheme.
The #32 Go Fas Racing Ford will pay tribute to driver Jeffrey Earnhardt’s grandfather Dale Earnhardt at Darlington in September.
Image from Go Fas Racing PR (8-23-2016)

Buescher and Love’s Travel Stops will turn the clock back to 1981 – the year Love’s opened its first travel stop – for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington.
Images from a video at Front Row Motorsports Twitter Feed (8-24-2016)

Cassill will honor the memory of J.D. McDuffie by running this special throwback scheme at Darlington.
Image from Front Row Motorsports Facebook page (8-23-2016)

Kurt Busch’s #41 Chevy will pay tribute to one of its sponsors at Darlington during the Labor Day Weekend events.
The name of the first vertical machining center, the VF-1 produced by Haas Automation in 1988 will adorn the hood.
Image from Lionel Racing.(4-14-2016)

The scheme honors Target’s first car in motorsports, in IndyCar in 1990 and will run at Darlington.
The bull’s-eye on the roof is a nod to both Chip Ganassi Racing’s relationship with Target, and also CGR’s roots in IndyCar racing.
Image from Chip Ganassi Racing’s Facebook page (8-23-2016)

Almirola’s Darlington Throwback scheme will honor Richard Petty’s 1979 STP Olsmobile.
Image from Lionel Racing.(6-10-2016)

The throwback for Darlington, 1970’s era Pilot Flying J.
Image from Michael Annett’s Twitter (8-27-2016)

Allmendinger will drive a Bruce Hill inspired throwback scheme at Darlington.
Image from a JTG Daugherty press release (5-4-2016)

Jimmie Johnson’s Darlington throwback is to Dale Earnhardt Sr’s rookie season when David Pearson subbed for him.
Image from the Team Lowe’s Racing Twitter account.(8-10-2016)

#78 to showcase retro look at Darlington to honor Auto-Owners Insurance 100th Anniversary.
Image from Spire Sports Entertainment / FRR (8-17-2016)

Matt DiBenedetto will run an Orange Crush throwback scheme at Darlington in Sept.
Image from BK Racing’s PR (7-6-2016)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will run a special Buddy Baker Gray Ghost throwback scheme Darlington in September.
Images from Darlington Raceway PR (4-13-2016)

Michael McDowell’s Throwback scheme at Darlington will honor Richard Childress.
Images from a Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing press release. (7-19-2016)

Carolina Skiff will be the sponsor at Darlington. The scheme honors LeeRoy Yarbrough’s 1969 Daytona 500 and Southern 500 winning car.
Image from Premium Motorsports (9-1-2016)