Justin Allgaier’s throwback theme for the Southern 500’s return to its traditional Labor Day weekend race date at Darlington Raceway honors the career of four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt.
Foyt made 128 career starts in his NASCAR Sprint Cup career, scoring seven wins, 29 top-five and 36 top-10 finishes. He also earned nine poles.
Foyt made just one career NASCAR start at Darlington, finishing 20th in the 1985 Southern 500, bowing out about two-thirds of the way through the event due to brake issues.
This will be Allgaier’s second career Sprint Cup start at Darlington He finished 23rd last year.
Here’s more tweets and photos of Allgaier’s car: