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Ryan Blaney to drive Kyle Petty’s 1987 paint scheme in Southern 500

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The countdown to this years’ throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway began Monday with Ryan Blaney revealing his retro paint scheme on NASCAR America.

With the help of NBC Sports analysts Kyle Petty, Blaney announced his No. 21 Ford will have Petty’s 1987 paint scheme in the Sept. 3 Southern 500, which will air on NBCSN.

This is the third year for NASCAR’s throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway

Kyle Petty’s Ford Thunderbird from the 1987 season. Source: Wood Brothers Racing.

Petty drove for Wood Brothers Racing from 1985-88, when he earned two of his eight Cup wins with the team and scored 19 top five and 48 top-10 finishes. He placed in the top 10 in points in three of his four seasons with the Wood Brothers.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Petty’s win in the Coca-Cole 600.

Blaney will be making his third start in the Southern 500. His best finish in his first two starts was 13th last season.

“When he was with us, Kyle used to build his own aluminum seats,” team co-owner Eddie Wood said in  press release.. “He won a total of eight Cup races. He’s a talented singer and guitar player. He’s done great work with the Victory Junction Camp and the Kyle Petty Charity Ride, and he’s an excellent TV commentator.

“Kyle can do anything he wants to do. He’s that talented. We’re happy to have his name back on our Motorcraft/Quick Lane Fusion for the Southern 500 at Darlington.”

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Kevin Harvick will give one fan a shot at $1 million with All-Star Race scheme

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The winner of next month’s Monster Energy All-Star Race might not be the only one who leaves Charlotte Motor Speedway with $1 million.

One fan could jump a few tax brackets if – and only if – Kevin Harvick takes his No. 4 Ford and its money-themed paint scheme to victory lane in the May 20 exhibition race.

Stewart-Haas Racing and sponsor Busch Beer announced its “Busch Bucks” contest, which begins today and runs through May 6.

Any fan who enrolls in the “Busch Bucks” loyalty program before May 6 will automatically be eligible to win the contest. The fan who wins the grand prize will be invited to Charlotte to watch the race and Harvick’s pursuit of the checkered flag.

If Harvick wins the revamped All-Star Race, it would be his second victory in the event after his victory in 2007. The 2014 Cup champion also has three points wins at the 1.5-mile track.

Here’s how you can become eligible for the “Busch Bucks” prize:

  • Register at BuschBucks.com.
  • Purchase eligible Busch products.
  • Collect points by taking a picture of your receipt and uploading it to BuschBucks.com.
  • Redeem your points for Busch prizes ranging in point values. Prizes include everything from hats and t-shirts to coolers and tents.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. will race enemy colors at Pocono with Philadelphia Eagles paint scheme

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The June 11 NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway just became quite a bit awkward for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

The diehard fan of the NFL’s Washington Redskins will be representing the enemy … Philadelphia Eagles … with a special “All Pro Teachers” scheme on his No. 88 Chevrolet for the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400.

“All Pro Teachers” is charity program that recognizes the efforts of teachers in the tri-state area around Philadelphia.

That’s right, Earnhardt will be driving with the support of the Redskins’ NFC East rivals, who play about 95 miles south of Pocono Raceway.

Though he’s lived his whole life in North Carolina, Earnhardt’s love of the Washington, D.C.’s team has never wavered. Earlier this year, Earnhardt went on Twitter spiel about roster moves he thought the team should execute.

Three years ago, Earnhardt was a guest of the Redskins’ radio team during an exhibition game. The 14-time most popular driver got the chance to call a touchdown play.

After the announcement of the Eagles’ paint scheme, Earnhardt made it clear it was weird for him as a Redskins fan.

Earnhardt later took to Periscope to try explain the situation, saying “I’m really sad about that, being a Redskins fan. It was very hard for me to wrap my brain around that.

“I hope that my Redskin pals, all the fans, the fandom that I’m a part of, I hope you don’t disown me,” Earnhardt continued. “HTTR. Hail to the Redskins. … I know it probably shocked a few of my fellow Redskins fans. It seems like it made some of the Eagles folks happy. Interesting day. … I had to explain myself, how a Redskins fan is going to drive an Eagles car.”

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What could’ve been: Early versions of Sam Bass’ Axalta paint scheme for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Not all paint schemes are created equal and not all professionally designed schemes make it to the track.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has given us a glimpse at how much work went into designing the Axalta paint scheme he is driving this year.

MORE: 2017 Cup Series primary paint schemes

Earnhardt posted an Instagram video showing multiple designs that Sam Bass, the first NASCAR authorized artist, created before he came up with the final product.

Along with his NASCAR paintings, Bass is known for designing paint schemes, including Jeff Gordon‘s famous DuPont rainbow scheme.

Just a handful of ideas @sambassartist ran through while developing the design for this seasons @axaltaracing #88

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series primary paint schemes for 2017

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The racing season is here and with it comes a brand new batch of paint schemes for most teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Luckily we’ve got a guide for you keep track of who is driving what colors this year. Here are the different paint schemes Cup drivers will be sporting throughout the season. We’ll update the list as more paint schemes are announced.

Jamie McMurray – No. 1, Chip Ganassi Racing

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Brad Keselowski – No. 2, Team Penske

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Austin Dillon – No. 3, Richard Childress Racing

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Kevin Harvick – No. 4, Stewart-Haas Racing

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Kasey Kahne – No. 5, Hendrick Motorsports

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Trevor Bayne – No. 6, Roush Fenway Racing

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Danica Patrick – No. 10, Stewart-Haas Racing

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Denny Hamlin – No. 11, Joe Gibbs Racing

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Ty Dillon – No. 13, Germain Racing

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Clint Bowyer – No. 14, Stewart-Haas Racing

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – No. 17, Roush Fenway Racing

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Kyle Busch – No. 18, Joe Gibbs Racing

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Daniel Suarez – No. 19, Joe Gibbs Racing

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Source: MRN Radio on Twitter

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Matt Kenseth – No. 20, Joe Gibbs Racing

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Ryan Blaney – No. 21, Wood Brothers Racing

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Joey Logano – No. 22, Team Penske

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Gray Gaulding – No. 23, BK Racing

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Chase Elliott – No. 24, Hendrick Motorsports

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Source: NAPA Racing on Twitter

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Paul Menard – No. 27, Richard Childress Racing

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Ryan Newman – No. 31, Richard Childress Racing

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Matt DiBenedetto – No. 32,  Go Fas Racing

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Landon Cassill – No. 34, Front Row Motorsports

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Chris Buescher – No. 37, JTG Daugherty Racing

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David Ragan – No. 38, Front Row Motorsports

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Kurt Busch – No. 41, Stewart Haas Racing

Kyle Larson – No. 42, Chip Ganassi Racing

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Aric Almirola – No. 43, Richard Petty Motorsports

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A.J. Allmendinger – No. 47, JTG Daugherty Racing

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Source: JTG Daugherty Racing Facebook page

Jimmie Johnson – No. 48, Hendrick Motorsports

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Cole Whitt – No. 72, TriStar Motorsports

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Erik Jones – No. 77, Furniture Row Racing

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Martin Truex Jr. – No. 78, Furniture Row Racing

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. – No. 88, Hendrick Motorsports

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