Paul Menard dons facial hair during the Darlington throw back weekend in 2018 because he talks to motorist Eddie Wood. Menard’s paint plot that weekend honored that the Wood Brothers’ 1968 Mercury Cyclone driven by Cale Yarborough.
Darlington Raceway is turning back the clock into the 1990s. The gritty sc track announced it’s bringing its fan – and industry-wide – favorite, the throw-back weekend, again in 20-19. Marking its fifth consecutive season of nostalgia, Darlington and race teams will honor everything NASCAR crossing the 1990-1994 seasons.
“Many mythical drivers made names for themselves and the sport attained enormous growth during that time period under the leadership of Bill France Jr.,” Darlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp explained in a statement given from the track.
Dubbed the”Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR,” that the annual trip down memory lane will collapse on the 70 th anniversary of the Bojangles’ Southern 500 second season.
Trainers and clubs usually go all in to that weekend, and this contains the XFINITY Series and Dragon Energy Spring Cup Series, sporting everything from uniforms to facial hair since they respect the selected era. The greatest lure to the popular weekend comes in the shape of the speeding billboards on the racetrack, as teams run some of the recognizable paint approaches from the activity’s past.
The early’90s holds many historic moments; from Jeff Gordon’s introduction supporting the wheel of the No. 24 rainbow-themed Chevrolet, to Richard”The King” Petty’s retirement when driving of the celebrated robin-egg colored No. 43.
Pearson, that passed away in November, currently holds the record for the most wins at the track using 10.