Jeffrey Earnhardt to pay tribute to Dale Earnhardt with Olympic-themed car


Jeffrey Earnhardt‘s throwback scheme for next month’s Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway will pay tribute to the Olympic-themed car Dale Earnhardt drove in the 1996 All-Star Race.

Dale Earnhardt drove the car ahead of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He finished third in the All-Star Race.

Jeffrey Earnhardt will drive a similar looking car ahead of the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo.

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“Man, this ForeverLawn Chevrolet is beautiful,” Jeffrey Earnhardt said in a statement from the team. “Any time I get the chance to honor my family’s history in the sport, I jump at the opportunity. I remember seeing this car that my grandfather drove as a kid, and I loved it.

“Throwback Weekend is always something I look forward to each year, and I’m so happy that we get to be a part of it once again. I’m very thankful to ForeverLawn for allowing me to run this paint scheme at Darlington. It looked great twenty-five years ago and still looks great today.”

The May 8-9 Xfinity and Cup races at Darlington Raceway have been designated the track’s throwback weekend this season.

Earnhardt special paint scheme
The car Dale Earnhardt drove in the 1996 Winston Select All Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Photo by ISC Images & Archives via Getty Images)