It’s officially Southern 500 week.
NASCAR will make its third visit of the year to Darlington Raceway this weekend, capped off by Sunday’s Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET on NBCSN) and the start of the Cup Series playoffs.
Since 2015, the Southern 500 Throwback Weekend has played host to various retro paint schemes that pay tribute to NASCAR’s past.
Here’s the Retro Rundown for this year as we catalogue the throwback schemes Cup, Xfinity and Truck teams will bring to the track “Too Tough to Tame.”
Quin Houff, No. 00 Chevrolet
In 1936, Bill France Sr assembled Milt Marion's racing engine using only @Permatex products. He then went to win the first race at the Daytona Beach Road Course.
— StarCom Racing (@StarcomRacing) August 31, 2020
Brad Keselowski, No. 2 Ford
The Team Penske driver will have the Discount Tire scheme he had in the Xfinity Series 10 years ago.
10 years later and still going strong! @DiscountTire has done so much for me this past decade, but I’ve got to say… them making this year’s #NASCARThrowback scheme a tribute to our first season together and at @Team_Penske is pretty cool! pic.twitter.com/Cf96QDRfjC
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) August 19, 2020
Austin Dillon, No. 3 Chevrolet
The Richard Childress Racing driver’s car will be a tribute to NASCAR Hall of Famer Junior Johnson, who died last year at the age of 88.
Kevin Harvick, No. 4 Ford
Harvick will drive a paint scheme based on the 1997 NASCAR-themed Busch Beer cans.
A #NASCARThrowback Darlington paint scheme for @KevinHarvick’s Ford Mustang calls for a throwback paint scheme for @BuschBeer’s cans! Look for Busch’s 1997 custom cans during the week of the race in the Darlington area!#BUSCHHHHH // #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/yUKPaodL7x
— Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) August 17, 2020
Ryan Newman, No. 6 Ford
The Roush Fenway Racing driver will pilot a scheme based on the 1999 scheme from the USAC Silver Crown Series, where he won the national championship.
— Roush Fenway (@roushfenway) August 18, 2020
Josh Bilicki, No. 7 Chevrolet
Tommy Baldwin Racing will honor Tommy Baldwin Sr.’s racing career.
“Today marks 16 years since he passed away, and I can’t think of a better way to honor him than to run his paint scheme in the Southern 500. Love You Dad.” – Tommy Baldwin pic.twitter.com/HFhCfsCMjl
— Tommy Baldwin Racing (@TBR_Racing) August 19, 2020
Tyler Reddick, No. 8 Chevrolet
The Richard Childress rookie will throw back to the paint scheme NASCAR on NBC’s Jeff Burton had in 1994 when Burton won Cup rookie of the year honors.
— #NASCARPlayoffs on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) August 17, 2020
Chase Elliott, No. 9 Chevrolet
Elliott will pay tribute to Jimmie Johnson with his 2009 championship scheme.
Aric Almirola, No. 10 Ford
The No. 10 team will honor #NASCARHall of Famer Fireball Roberts Sept. 6 at Darlington. Fireball hailed from Florida, just like @Aric_Almirola, and the @GoBowlingdotcom Ford Mustang mimics the Ford Fireball drove to an eight-win season in 1957.
— Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) September 1, 2020
Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Toyota
Hamlin’s scheme is a throwback to when FedEx was first founded at Federal Express in 1973. The design of the No. 11 is based based on Cale Yarborough’s number that year when he won at Darlington.
Ryan Blaney, No. 12 Ford
The Team Penske driver will sport the Menards paint scheme that Paul Menard had when he competed in the ARCA Menards Series in 2003.
Ty Dillon, No. 13 Chevrolet
2010 » 2020
— Germain Racing (@GermainRacing) September 3, 2020
Clint Bowyer, No. 14 Ford
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver will honor NBC Sports analyst Kyle Petty. Bowyer’s car will have the Peak Antifreeze scheme Petty drove for SABCO Racing in 1990 and won at Rockingham in.
Looking cool as penguin feet, @ClintBowyer. 🥶
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 4, 2020
Brennan Poole, No. 15 Chevrolet
The Bull throws back to “The Rooster”. I’m honored to represent #REDSupport in this Ricky Rudd car from the Bud Moore stable. Moore himself was a decorated D-Day Infantryman. This scheme honors them and the men and women protecting this country. pic.twitter.com/u4BnWGiaQP
— Brennan Poole (@brennanpoole) September 1, 2020
Kyle Busch, No. 18 Toyota
Busch will pilot a paint scheme based on the M&M’s car driven by Elliott Sadler in 2004 at Robert Yates Racing.
Martin Truex Jr., No. 19 Toyota
We’ll be running the 2003 @BassProShops colors that Hank Parker Jr raced in at Atlanta that year. This car was one of Johnny Morris’ first primary sponsorships in @NASCAR, so we’re excited to bring it back at @TooToughToTame! #NASCARThrowback pic.twitter.com/HF1x39ChlC
— Martin Truex Jr. (@MartinTruex_Jr) August 26, 2020
Matt DiBenedetto, No. 21 Ford
DiBenedetto will arrive in Darlington with a tribute to the Wood Brothers’ 1963 Ford Galaxie. That’s the car Tiny Lund won the 1963 Daytona 500 with. It’s also the car Glen Wood won his final Cup Series race in at Bowman Gray Stadium on July 13, 1963.
Joey Logano, No. 22 Ford
Logano will drive a scheme inspired by the No. 22 Miller car that Bobby Allison raced in 1985.
William Byron, No. 24 Chevrolet
Byron will honor Jimmie Johnson with his 2013 All-Star Race winning scheme.
J.J. Yeley, No. 27 Ford.
We are honored to throwback to Kenny Irwin Jr. For this years @TooToughToTame #Throwback @CookOut #southern500 @jjyeley1 @Jacob_Companies @thriv5 @Knockaround @FortWorthScreen #Mustang pic.twitter.com/TmO5oSP5Hd
— Rick Ware Racing (@RickWareRacing) August 28, 2020
John Hunter Nemechek, No. 38 Ford
The rookie driver’s scheme is based on Elliott Sadler’s CITGO scheme from 1999 and 2000.
Cole Custer, No. 41 Ford.
Rookie @ColeCuster honors another #NASCAR great at @TooToughToTame. The No. 41 https://t.co/fKx0qUF9BM Ford Mustang pays homage to 1956 #Southern500 winner & #NASCARHall of Famer Curtis Turner who raced a 1965 Ford Galaxie in his final season in the Cup Series. #NASCARThrowback pic.twitter.com/We1oUao1cr
— Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) August 27, 2020
Bubba Wallace, No. 43 Chevrolet
After Richard Petty crashed his car in practice in 1986, he borrowed the No. 6 green car normally driven by D.K. Ulrich to race. See Bubba's car on track Sunday on NBCSN. pic.twitter.com/oMD55jWUxX
— #NASCARPlayoffs on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) September 2, 2020
Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Chevrolet
For his final Southern 500, Johnson will pay tribute to his fellow seven time Cup champions, Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt.
Joey Gase, No. 51 Chevrolet
Gase will drive a tribute to Bobby Allison’s 1971 win in the Southern 500 and the Coca-Cola scheme he had that year. It’s the same Allison tribute Tony Stewart had in the 2016 Southern 500.
James Davison, No. 53 Chevrolet
🚨Wet Paint 🚨 @JD33Davison will pilot the 53 driven by @IndyCar and @NASCAR driver Tom Sneva! @SigningDaySPRTS @HotelsABVI @tilsonhr @TimothyPlan @Hopegivers_Intl @EandK_Companies @RCAbrand @dougmockett @SafeAntifreeze @PowerPlus2 @WholeHealthProd & Cruz Associates Inc pic.twitter.com/eks3gSNz8u
— Rick Ware Racing (@RickWareRacing) August 31, 2020
Timmy Hill, No. 66 Toyota
FIRST LOOK 👀 of the 2020 Darlington throwback design for Timmy Hill’s #66. This is a throwback to Phil Parsons 1984 Skoal Bandit scheme. Joining @RoofClaimUS on this throwback is @AzulanaTequila and @BradshawBourbon ! #darlingtonthrowback #NASCAR #NASCARThrowback pic.twitter.com/qhs9sSSWR4
— MBM Motorsports (@MBMMotorsports) September 1, 2020
Ross Chastain, No. 77 Chevrolet
Chastain will drive a paint scheme that honors the scheme Dale Earnhardt drove early in his career.
Alex Bowman, No. 88 Chevrolet
Bowman will honor Jimmie Johnson by racing his 2006 championship scheme, his first of five Cup titles in a row.
Christopher Bell, No. 95 Toyota
Bell will drive the scheme he had when he won the Truck Series title in 2017.
🚨 Throwback Scheme 🚨
— LeavineFamilyRacing (@LFR95) August 31, 2020
Daniel Suarez, No. 96 Toyota
The theme of this year's #NASCARThrowback weekend at @TooToughToTame is "NASCAR Champions… Past, Present and Future." We're celebrating @Daniel_SuarezG's 2016 @NASCAR_Xfinity Series Championship with ARRIS (now @CommScope) on board his Toyota #Camry. #NASCAR | #TeamToyota pic.twitter.com/OGbRz2Py4q
— Gaunt Bros Racing (@GauntBrosRacing) August 20, 2020
Jeffrey Earnhardt, No. 0 Chevrolet
Really excited about this throwback for @TooToughToTame going back to one of my grandpaws paint schemes that my dad also ran. Can’t thank @KSDTCPA enough for the chance to run this sick paint scheme for our @JDMotorsports01 team. pic.twitter.com/4Qhi5dsQLx
— Jeffrey Earnhardt (@JEarnhardt1) August 26, 2020
Brett Moffitt, No. 02 Chevrolet
Happy to announce that our #NASCARThrowback will be honoring 2021 @NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Mike Stefanik with @Brett_Moffitt behind the wheel and @Knockaround back on board for @TooToughToTame pic.twitter.com/kVv3oC30hK
— OurMotorsports (@OurMotorsports) September 2, 2020
Michael Annett, No. 1 Chevrolet
With sponsorship from Oreo, the JR Motorsports driver will honor his team owner, Dale Earnhardt Jr., with driving the scheme Earnhardt drove to a win in the 2002 Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway.
Ryan Vargas, No. 7 Chevrolet
Beyond excited for this one, growing up a Cali-boy and a HUGE JJ fan, this one means a lot. Excited to represent my idol on track.
— Ryan Vargas (@RyanVargas_23) September 1, 2020
Justin Allgaier, No. 7 Chevrolet
— JR Motorsports (@JRMotorsports) August 27, 2020
Daniel Hemric, No. 8 Chevrolet
The JR Motorsports driver will pilot a John Andretti tribute scheme. The scheme is based on the K Mart/Little Caesars car that the late Andretti raced in the 1995 and 1996 Cup seasons.
Joe Graf Jr., No. 08 Chevrolet
Three’s a party! Here’s our throwback scheme for the weekend honoring @Elliott_Sadler !
This was tweeted to us by a fan and it looked so good, we had to run it.
So pumped to bring @voitanos on board this weekend as well!
— Joe Graf Jr (@Joegrafjr) September 1, 2020
Chad Finchum, No. 13 Toyota
FIRST LOOK 👀 at the MBM Motorsports #13 throwback for @ChadFinchum ‘s Toyota this weekend!!! We are throwing it back to the 1998 Elliott-Marino Motorsports scheme for driver Jerry Nadeau. We will be releasing the throwback scheme for @TimmyHillRacer Cup Series 66 later today! pic.twitter.com/C77JHT0nrf
— MBM Motorsports (@MBMMotorsports) August 31, 2020
Harrison Burton, No. 20 Toyota
The son of NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton will honor his farther with one of his past schemes.
Anthony Alfredo, No. 21 Chevrolet
Extra special to see the #XfinitySeries champion #NASCARThrowback's this year!@anthonyalfredo will run the famous Coast Guard scheme from @KevinHarvick's 2006 title run on Saturday with Blue Otter. pic.twitter.com/amk1h9B5ll
— Xfinity Racing (@XfinityRacing) September 2, 2020
Tommy Joe Martins, No. 44 Chevrolet
— Martins Motorsports (@TeamMartins) August 29, 2020
Kyle Weatherman, No. 47 Chevrolet
— Kyle Weatherman (@KyleWeatherman) August 30, 2020
Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Chevrolet
Clements, a South Carolina native, will drive a scheme that pays tribute to NASCAR champions from his home state. Drivers who will be honored include:
Cup Series: Buck Baker (Richburg, SC – C 1957-58), David Pearson (Spartanburg, SC – 1966, 1968-69) and Cale Yarborough (Timmonsville, SC – 1976-78)
Xfinity Series: Sam Ard (Pamplico, SC – 1983-84) and Larry Pearson (Spartanburg, SC – 1986-87)
Stephen Leicht, No. 68 Toyota
Today we unveil our #66 Xfinity Series throwback. This throwback is in honor of our very colorful leader, Mr. Carl Long. There is never a dull moment in the MBM Motorsports shop as Carl is 24/7/365 days a year wide a** open. #DARLINGTONTHROWBACK#NASCAR#bossman#oldschoolcool pic.twitter.com/pvlJc1mMqH
— MBM Motorsports (@MBMMotorsports) September 2, 2020
Brandon Brown, No. 68 Chevrolet
Here is your 2020 @TooToughToTame throwback from @BMSRaceTeam. We want to honor the people’s champion Janet Guthrie. She is a pioneer and fought the odds in a male dominated sport becoming the first female to qualify for the Daytona 500 and Indy 500! We hope to make you proud! pic.twitter.com/4JMfYNZMrk
— Brandon Brown (@brandonbrown_68) August 26, 2020
Myatt Snider, No. 93 Chevrolet
Here it is y'all! Early '50s throwback to Jimmie Lewallen. My grandfather owned a multibrand dealership along with Bill Blair and others. Jimmie was his driver in the Cup series. He got his best finish in the 2 at Darlington, 4th. If I can finish there we'll be happy Saturday 🤠 pic.twitter.com/7iTKeSu12u
— 𝘔𝘺𝘢𝘵𝘵 𝘚𝘯𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘳 (@MyattSnider) September 2, 2020
Chase Briscoe, No. 98 Ford
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver will pay tribute to team owner Tony Stewart by driving his 2011 Cup championship scheme.
Two Hoosiers. 24 years apart. One paint scheme. @ChaseBriscoe5's No. 98 @HighPoint Ford Mustang will emulate @TonyStewart’s 2011 @NASCAR Cup Series championship-winning ride during #NASCARThrowback weekend at @TooToughToTame. https://t.co/nJLUuRvQtW#SHRacing pic.twitter.com/NJt5eJMISP
— Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) August 24, 2020
DGM Racing: Alex Labbe and Josh Williams
— DGM Racing (@dgm_racing_) September 3, 2020
Derek Kraus, No. 19 Toyota
— Bill McAnally Racing (@BMR_NASCAR) August 31, 2020
Spencer Boyd, No. 20 Chevrolet
Beyond excited to share this throwback for @TooToughToTame this weekend! @Freedomwarranty has extended their partnership thru 2021 and we have a @Team_Onion throwback paint scheme! The Onion has been a friend and mentor this throwback goes to his win at Darlington! 🔗 in BIO pic.twitter.com/0l8nQ0965T
— Spencer Boyd (@SpencerBoyd) September 1, 2020
Stewart Friesen, No. 52 Toyota
We are excited to unveil our @TooToughToTame throwback paint scheme that pays tribute to the original driver of the Friesen #52! #stanfriesen catch the full video here: https://t.co/8O7ogM2gIg pic.twitter.com/9Pzsap4pPj
— Stewart Friesen (@StewartFriesen) August 31, 2020
Timmy Hill, No. 56 Chevrolet
I’ve always wanted to run one of my dad’s old paint schemes for a throwback and we are finally going to do it this weekend! In 2003 dad’s No.5 truck would race with a neon border around the number. Looking forward to finally having the trucks back at Darlington! pic.twitter.com/iqotIYyMAZ
— Timmy Hill (@TimmyHillRacer) September 1, 2020
Clay Greenfield, No. 68 Toyota
— Jeff Hammond (@HollywoodJeff) September 1, 2020
— GMS Racing (@GMSRacingLLC) August 28, 2020