Roush reveals No. 17 Darlington throwback look – Nascar
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The first formal reveal of a throwback paint scheme for this year’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway came Monday. Roush Fenway Racing released a video of the No. 17 Fastenal Ford of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. that showed the car getting wrapped, along with Stenhouse and Darrell Waltrip chatting about the car and the track.
Waltrip drove the No. 17 throughout his career, and the orange-dominant look for this year’s Labor Day Weekend race is an homage to that driver and that era.
“My last win was Darlington,” Waltrip tells Stenhouse in a video produced by Roush Fenway Racing. “In 1992 I won the Southern 500, and that was my last win. So (the track has) kind of special meaning to me.”
Following the wildly successful debut of last year’s throwback weekend, the track will focus on the 1975-84 era of the sport this year, a revolutionary time period when iconic drivers such as Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough, Dale Earnhardt and Darrell Waltrip left their imprints on stock car racing.
This year’s event, with the slogan “The Tradition Continues,” is Sept. 2-4, with the NASCAR Sprint Cup’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 running at 6 p.m. ET on Sept. 4 (NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).