The NASCAR Throwback Paint Jobs At Darlington This Weekend Are So Awesome That They Should Be A Thing For Every Race

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Darlington Raceway in South Carolina is one of the most historic tracks in the sport and its egg-shaped design makes for a unique look. Since 2015, NASCAR has held an annual “throwback weekend” at Darlington, where drivers and teams use old-school paint jobs to honor some of the most legendary drivers in history and their cars.

The results never disappoint and this year’s schemes are no exception. Here are some highlights:

Bubba Wallace

NASCAR’s only active black driver is paying tribute to the first black driver to win in what is now the Cup Series.

Jeffrey Earnhardt

Earnhardt will honor Dale Sr., his grandfather, with an awesome patriotic look.

Joe Graf Jr.

This is the most out-there and probably the most awesome. Graf is taking a different approach and threw it “Back to the Future.”

Chase Briscoe

The No. 14 car will rep AJ Foyt, the best driver to every run that number.

Tyler Reddick

One of the more unique designs, Reddick is going to support some country music greats.

Cole Custer

On Mother’s Day weekend, Custer’s car will pay tribute to the mother of car owner Gene Haas.

Erik Jones

Jones will sport the colors that John Andretti, who passed away from cancer in January 2020, drove to a win at Martinsville in 199.

Ryan Blaney

Blaney is throwing it back to… himself? His scheme is inspired by a care he drove when he was 16.

William Byron

Byron’s repping “Alabama Gang” member Neil Bonnett.

Michael Annett

This is one of the best. Annett is sporting Darrell Waltrip’s iconic Gatorade scheme in the Xfinity Series.

Michael McDowell

After winning this year’s Daytona 500, McDowell is donning Bill Elliott’s 1984 scheme from when he won the Daytona 500.

Josh Berry

Berry is throwing it back to the other Dale Earnhardtβ€” junior. This one is pretty special. Earnhardt Jr. sported this pain job during the 2001 Pepsi 400, where he won in his first return to Daytona since losing his father on the same track.

Brandon Brown

What can Brown do for you? Get it?

Riley Herbst

Tony Stewart owns this car, and it will don the scheme he drove to win the 1999 Rookie of the Year Award in the Cup Series.

Here are some other highlights of the weekend: