Hamlin’s Darlington Throwback Scheme One Of His Childhood

Denny Hamlin’s paint scheme for Darlington Raceway will be a familiar sight to family and friends who watched him start working his way up the ranks more than 20 years ago.The Chesterfield, Virginia, native revealed a special throwback scheme for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Sept. 2 (NBCSN/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) from the NASCAR studios in Charlotte — a ride that is a spitting image of his first mini stock car he drove in 1997 at Langley Speedway and Southside Speedway. “Oddly enough, I’ve always driven a…

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Johnson Throws Darlington Throwback All The Way Back To 2012

When the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Darlington Raceway for the Southern 500, the No. 48 Lowe’s for Pros Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will feature a paint scheme familiar to Jimmie Johnson fans. Monday, the scheme was unveiled — a black Kobalt Tools ride with white racing stripes. It’s the car Johnson piloted to Hendrick Motorsports’ 200th NASCAR Cup Series win in 2012 at Darlington.

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Newman’s Darlington Throwback A Neil Bonnett Tribute

For the annual NASCAR Throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway, Ryan Newman and the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will honor Alabama Gang member and close friend of Richard Childress Racing, Neil Bonnett. The throwback No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 honors Bonnett’s two starts for RCR in 1993, which came at Talladega Superspeedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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Busch To Run Ernie Irvan Throwback Scheme At Darlington

On Wednesday morning, Kyle Busch tweeted out the paint scheme that he’ll run during the Bojangles’ Southern 500 Throwback Weekend at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 2. After not doing a throwback paint scheme last year, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver will honor Ernie Irvan’s 1998 Skittles paint scheme as he looks to notch his second Southern 500 victory since his only win at the track a decade ago. “It is a really, really awesome opportunity to finally get to Darlington with a throwback scheme with M&Ms, especially Skittles, this year and…

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Wood Brothers To Honor 1968 Cale Yarborough Car In September’s Southern 500

For this year’s Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, Paul Menard’s No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion will carry a red-and-white paint scheme reminiscent of the Wood Brothers’ 1968 Mercury Cyclone that Cale Yarborough drove to victory in the 1968 Southern 500. The paint scheme honoring Yarborough is part of the track’s fourth-annual throwback weekend. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Seven Decades of NASCAR” and few drivers and teams have as much history at Darlington as Yarborough and the Wood Brothers. Yarborough is from Timmonsville, S.C., which is…

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Darlington To Undergo Facelift

Darlington Raceway announced Wednesday that the track will receive a significant investment for a capital improvement project, slated to begin immediately. “Darlington Raceway and its parent company, International Speedway Corporation, are committed to providing a best in class guest experience for our fans when they attend our NASCAR events,” said Kerry Tharp, Darlington Raceway President. “This investment in our facility further achieves that goal and solidifies our place as the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR.” The project, coined A Better Darlington…The Tradition Continues, will feature a renovation of the track’s Tyler,…

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NASCAR Fans Robbed After Darlington Penalties

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. NASCAR is on the right track with encumbered wins, but I think they need to go a little bit further. For the fourth time in 2017, we have an encumbered race winner. Unfortunately, it happened in both races of the same race weekend at the same track. What does that mean? You saw Denny Hamlin sweep the weekend at Darlington Raceway, but it was a figment of your imagination. Both wins were encumbered meaning they don’t count. But,…

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Due To Loose Lugnuts at Darlington, Dale Earnhardt Jr. To Be Without Greg Ives This Weekend at Richmond

NASCAR announced three big penalties from Darlington, but a fourth one revealed wasn’t as surprising as the others. After the completion of last Sunday’s Southern 500, NASCAR found two loose lugnuts on Dale Earnhardt Jr’s No. 88 Chevrolet. In return, NASCAR announced penalties on Wednesday and that the Hendrick Motorsports team was handed a safety violation for lug nuts not properly installed following Earnhardt’s 22nd-place finish. Because of that, crew chief Greg Ives was fined $20,000 and suspended from the next race. That means that Earnhardt Jr. won’t have his…

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Both Of Hamlin’s Win at Darlington Encumbered, Dale Earnhardt Jr. To Lose Crew Chief For Richmond

Huge NASCAR news came out of Charlotte on Wednesday as both of Denny Hamlin’s victories last weekend at the Darlington Raceway are now deemed “encumbered.” That’s the second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race to have an encumbered race winner (Joey Logano at Richmond in April) and the second NASCAR XFINITY Series encumbered race winner too. Unfortunately, Hamlin was on the wrong end of both XFINITY Series encumbered race winners. His photo finish at Michigan was deemed encumbered for him failing post race inspection. It was a huge slap in…

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Hamlin Wins Thrilling XFINITY Series Race at Darlington

Who said you can’t have Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers in a NASCAR XFINITY Series race? Yes, last week’s story of Jeremy Clements winning the XFINITY Series race at Road America will pull far more weight than a Cup regular winning in the feeder series. But, as far as racing action goes, the finish of Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at the Darlington Raceway was just as good as last weekend’s race on the Wisconsin road course. Kevin Harvick got by Joey Logano for the lead with 31 laps-to-go in…

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