It’s never too early for a throwback.
Six months before NASCAR’s official throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway, Kurt Busch is getting into the retro spirit.
This weekend’s Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Busch’s home track, will see the Chip Ganassi Racing driver compete with the sponsor and scheme he had in 1999 when he won the NASCAR Southwest Tour championship.
Busch’s No. 1 Chevrolet will be painted blue and yellow and have sponsorship from Star Nursery.
Busch won six Southwest Tour races in 1999 while driving the No. 70, including winning four of the last five races in the season.
“It’s hard to believe that it has been 20 years since I won the championship in the NASCAR Southwest Series,” Busch said in a press release. “Craig Keough and everyone at Star Nursery has been with me since I began racing. It is special for me to have what I consider one of the most special paint schemes of my career. This Star Nursery car is what spring-boarded me to big-time racing and having a chance to pursue my NASCAR dreams.”