Kaulig Racing will pay tribute to two people with its throwback paint scheme for the Aug. 31 Xfinity race at Darlington Raceway.
The first is NBC Sports analyst Jeff Burton. The look of Justin Haley‘s No. 11 Chevrolet is inspired by the No. 8 Chevrolet Burton drove in his first Cup season in 1994 when he competed for Bill and Mickey Stavola and won Rookie of the Year honors.
The car will be sponsored by Raybestos, the brake parts company that sponsored Burton from 1994-95. The Raybestos sponsorship is a tribute to Bob Kaulig, the chief financial officer of Kaulig Racing and father of team owner Matt Kaulig.
The elder Kaulig served as vice president at Raybestos from 1985-2008.
“Using the Raybestos paint scheme from Jeff’s rookie year was a no-brainer for us,” Kaulig Racing president Chris Rice said in a release. “We really appreciate both Jeff and Raybestos for giving us the opportunity to use this special paint scheme and give a special surprise to Bob.”