In one of the more anticipated reveals for this year’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 throwback race at Darlington Raceway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Tuesday unveiled the paint scheme he’ll drive in the event.
The scheme is similar to the ACDelco look that adorned Earnhardt’s car during the 1998 and 1999 seasons when he raced in the former Busch Series. He won the championship both seasons and a combined 13 victories.
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Here’s how Junior’s car will look:
The race will take the green flag on at 6 p.m. Sept. 3, at 6 p.m. ET and will be televised on NBCSN. This will be Earnhardt’s final NASCAR Cup start at the track nicknamed “Too Tough To Tame” and “Lady In Black.” He is retiring from NASCAR Cup competition at the end of this season.
Earnhardt has made 21 career Cup starts at the 1.366-mile egg-shaped track. He seeks his first win there, with his best showing second in 2014. He has four top-five and 10 top-10 finishes there.
Numerous fans were in attendance this afternoon at the event at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.