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Every 2024 Darlington Throwback Paint Scheme (So Far)

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In 2024, Darlington Raceway will host its 10th annual throwback weekend during the second weekend of May. Throwback weekend means throwback paint schemes, and we will compile all throwback schemes from all three National Touring Series. Here is every 2024 Darlington throwback scheme.

  • We will organize all throwback paint schemes in numerical order by series. The Cup Series will come first, then Xfinity, and, finally, Trucks.
  • Throwback schemes have been a part of Darlington race weekends since 2015 when the Southern 500 returned to its traditional Labor Day weekend. Starting in 2021, Darlington gained a race in the spring, and that weekend became the throwback weekend. 
  • Fans always love throwback weekends. It’s an opportunity to see classic paint schemes on track, and the race delivers every year as well.

Cup Series

No. 1 Ross Chastain – Busch Beer Throwback

Ross Chastain is not throwing back to a specific paint scheme, but, he does have a Busch throwback theme for this weekend’s race at Darlington. This one throws it back to old-school Busch Light cans.

No. 4 Josh Berry – Rodney Childers Late Model Throwback

Josh Berry will run a special silver Harrison’s scheme honoring his crew chief’s, Rodney Childers’, late model from 1998. Many have compared this scheme to the Sterling Marlin Silver Bullet from the 2000s.

No. 5 Kyle Larson – Terry Labonte Kellogg’s 1990s Throwback

Kyle Larson will throw it back to Terry Labonte’s No. 5 car from the 1990s. Labonte won the 1996 Cup Series Championship in the scheme, one of 4 consecutive Driver’s Championships for Hendrick Motorsports.

No. 6 Brad Keselowski – Castrol Toyota Supra GT

Brad Keselowski will sport a Castrol GTX throwback paint scheme. This one throws it back to a Castrol-sponsored car in the Japan Grand Touring Car Championship in 1995.

No. 7 Corey LaJoie – K&N Pro Series Throwback

Corey LaJoie is throwing it back to his early career at Darlington. This one is his 2012 K&N Pro Series car, which he won in at Bowman Gray Stadium.

No. 9 Chase Elliott – Dale Jr. 2014 Throwback

Chase Elliott will throw it back to Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s 2014 National Guard paint scheme. Dale Jr. won 4 races in 2014 including his second Daytona 500, his only career win at Martinsville, and sweeping the season at Pocono.

No. 14 Chase Briscoe – Dirt Racing Throwback

Chase Briscoe is throwing it back to his grass roots with this Mahindra Tractors scheme. This one honors his family’s sprint car paint scheme.

No. 15 Kaz Grala – Parnelli Jones Throwback

Kaz Grala will take it back to 1969, and the No. 15 driver from that era, Parnelli Jones. Jones is the 1969 Indianapolis 500 winner and 4-Time NASCAR Cup Series winner,

No. 19 Martin Truex Jr. – 2016 Southern 500 Throwback

Martin Truex Jr. throws it back to one of the crowning moments of his career with this paint scheme. This Auto Owners Insurance car pays tribute to Truex Jr.’s 2016 Southern 500 win.

No. 21 Harrison Burton – Leonard Wood Throwback

The Wood Brothers throws it back to their infancy. This car was 1939 Ford Modified that raced in 1953, the first year of the race team.

No. 24 William Byron – Jeff Gordon Axalta Throwback

William Byron will once again pay tribute to Jeff Gordon with this throwback scheme. This one honors Gordon’s early 2010s scheme.

No. 34 Michael McDowell – Long John Silvers Throwback

Michael McDowell will run the old Long John Silver’s logo on his car at Darlington Raceway.

No. 38 Todd Gilliland: CARS Tour Throwback

Todd Gilliland takes the grass roots racing theme to heart with this throwback paint scheme. This one honors the first ever CARS Tour race in 2015, which Gilliland took home the checkered flag.

No. 41 Ryan Preece – Modified Throwback

Ryan Preece throws it back to his early days. He cut his teeth in the Modifieds, and this scheme honors his 2013 Modified Championship car.

No. 42 John Hunter Nemechek and No. 43 Erik Jones – Lee Petty and Richard Petty Throwback

Legacy Motor Club will, appropriately, throw it back to the Petty family. John Hunter Nemechek will honor Lee Petty in the No. 42 from the 1950s, whereas Erik Jones will run Richard Petty’s 1959 paint scheme.

No. 45 Tyler Reddick

Tyler Reddick pays tribute to Tim Richmond with this throwback scheme. Money Lion will sponsor.

No. 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr: Mark Martin Throwback

Ricky Stenhosue Jr. will throw it back to a NASCAR Hall of Famer. This replicates Mark Martin’s 2004 Budweiser Shootout car.

No. 48 Alex Bowman: Jimmie Johnson Early Career Throwback

Alex Bowman throws it back to the first iconic No. 48 car for the Darlington race. This scheme looks at Johnson’s first seasons between 2002 and 2005, before he won his 7 Cup Series Championships.

No. 71 Zane Smith – Dave Marcis Throwback

Zane Smith throws it back to arguably the most notable No. 71 in NASCAR history, Dave Marcis. This one honors Marcis’ red No. 71 car.

No. 77 Carson Hocevar – Police Car Throwback

Carson Hocevar and Spire Motorsports are doing something interesting, throwing it back to a vintage police car for throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway. Premier Secruity will sponsor.

No. 99 Daniel Suarez – Adrian Fernandez Throwback

Daniel Suarez will pay tribute to Mexican auto racing legend, Adrian Fernandez. Fernandez won 8 CART races and 3 IRL races while racing the Quaker State car.

Xfinity Series

No. 00 Cole Custer – Crew Chief Throwback

Cole Custer is throwing it back to an old Johnny Sauter Xfinity Series car. His crew chief, Jonathan Toney, was an engineer on this race team.

No. 07 Patrick Emerling – Liberty Brew Coffee Throwback

Patrick Emerling will throw it back to his modified crew chief, Jan Leaty. Leaty also raced in the modifieds with this paint scheme.

No. 4 Dawson Cram – ProLube Throwback

Dawson Cram will honor the owner of ProLube, Paul Wireman. Wireman used to race a street stock, and this was his scheme.

No. 7 Justin Allgaier – BRANDT Throwback

BRANDT will utilize a paint scheme honoring their history. The original BRANDT fertilizer truck from 1949.

No. 8 Sammy Smith – TMC Racing Throwback

Sammy Smith and JRM decided to go to the dirt track ranks for this throwback. This one honors TMC’s first race team partnership with Mike Brooks.

No. 9 Brandon Jones – Bali Dale Jr. Throwback

Brandon Jones throws it back to Dale Earnhardt Jr. from Richmond in 2018. This was Earnhardt Jr.’s return to the drivers seat after retiring from full-time competition after the 2017 season.

No. 15 Hailie Deegan – Dale Earnhardt Throwback

Halie Deegan will pay tribute to one of Dale Earnhardt’s lesser-known schemes. This one is Earnahrdt’s No. 15 car he drove for Bud Moore in 1982.

No. 18 Sheldon Creed – Ivan Stewart Off-Roading Throwback

Sheldon Creed will throw it back to an off-road racing icon. Ivan Stewart’s paint will be on the No. 18 car at Darlington.

No. 21 Austin Hill – Bennett Throwback

Austin Hill’s throwback will honor the 50th anniversary of Bennett. Bennett has been a loyal partner of Hill’s since he joined the Xfinity Series.

No. 26 John Hunter Nemechek – Toyota Retro Scheme

John Hunter Nemechek will have a retro-inspired scheme at Darlington. While not throwing back to a particular era, it does have a retro feel to it.

No. 31 Parker Retzlaff – Karry Gant Throwback

Parker Retzlaff will throw it back to Harry Gant’s iconic Skoal Bandit Oldsmobile. Funkaway will sponsor.

No. 35 Chad Finchum – Kevin Harvick Throwback

Chad Fincum will run a Kevin Harvick throwback scheme at Darlington Raceway for Throwback weekend.

No. 39 Ryan Sieg – Sci Aps

Ryan Sieg will use the sponsor as the throwback this weekend. He features a Sci Aps throwback car.

No. 42 Leland Honeyman Jr. – Kyle Petty Throwback

Like many great No. 42 cars do, Leland Honeyman Jr. is throwing it back to Kyle Petty’s Mello Yello No. 42 car from the 1990s.

No. 43 Ryan Ellis – Classic Collision “Days of Thunder” Throwback

Ryan Ellis will throw it back to Cole Trickle in “Days of Thunder”. This is thanks to a Classic Collision scheme for Darlington.

No. 44 Brennan Poole – Kyle Petty Hot Wheels Throwback

Brennan Poole will throw it back once again at Darlington. This one honors Kyle Petty’s Hot Wheels car from the 1990s.

No. 48 Parker Kligerman – Scott Borchetta Throwback

Parker Kligerman will pay tribute to his boss, Scot Borschetta with ths throwback scheme. Borchetta used this scheme in the Craftsman Truck Series.

No. 51 Jeremy Clements – Robert Pressley Throwback

Jeremy Clements will pay tribute to Robert Pressley with his throwback. Pressley won 10 Xfinity Series races with ths scheme between 1989 and 1993.

No. 81 Chandler Smith – Super Late Model Throwback

Chandler Smith will throw it back to his super late model car at Darlington.

No. 92 Josh Bilicki – Justin Allgaier Throwback

Josh Bilicki will align with Circle B Diecast and throw it back to Justin Allgaier at Darlington. Allgaier had the same sponsor in 2014 in the NASCAR Cup Series.

No. 97 SVG – Marcos Ambrose Throwback

SVG will throw it back to fellow Supercars star turned NASCAR winner, Marcos Ambrose. This one mimmicks Ambrose’s Stanley paint scheme from the early 2010s, where Ambrose won his 2 Cup Series races at Watkins Glen.

No. 98 Riley Herbst – Dad Offroad Throwback

Riley Herbst will honor his dad, Jerry Herbst, with this paint scheme. Jerry made a name for himself off-road racing.

Truck Series

No. 2 Nick Sanchez – Rev Racing 20th Anniversary Throwback

Rev Racing is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and they have a special paint scheme in store for Darlington.

No. 5 Dean Thompson – Ryan Partridge Throwback

Dean Thompson will commemorate Irwindale Speedway legend, “Flynn” Ryan Partridge. Partridge was one of Thompson’s key mentors.

No. 11 Corey Heim – Cale Yarborough 1974 Southern 500

Corey Heim is throwing it back to one of the Cup Series most iconic No. 11 cars. He throws it back to Cale Yarborough and his 1974 Southern 500 ride.

No. 15 Tanner Gray – NHRA Championship Throwback

Tanner Gray will throw it back to his NHRA days with this throwback. This scheme was on his car when he won the 2018 NHRA Pro Stock Championship.

No. 17 Taylor Gray – Mark Green Hensley

Taylor Gray will honor current crew chief, Jeff Hensley. This scheme was owned by his family’s team, Hensley Racing.

No. 18 Tyler Ankrum – Days of Thunder

Tyler Ankrum will also bring a Days of Thunder car to Darlington. This one is thanks to sponsor, LiUNA.

No. 19 Christian Eckes – Brownie King

Christian Eckes will throw it back to NASCAR pioneer Brownie King’s No. 32 Convertible Series car. King finished 5th in the 1959 Convertible Series standings, and he also recorded 27 career top-10s in 98 Cup Series starts.

No. 32 Bret Holmes – Golden Eagle Throwback

Brett Holmes is running a special blue and gold throwback for Darlington.

No 33 Lawless Alan – Ricky Schlick Throwback

Lawless Alan will also pay tribute to his crew chief. Ricky Schlick’s No. 24 paint scheme from Legends cars will be on Lawless Alan’s car at Darlington.

No. 38 Layne Riggs – Scott Riggs Throwback

Laye Riggs will run a scheme that his dad ran in the Truck Series, the RC Cola truck.

No. 41 Bayley Currey – Chuck Efaw

Chuck Efaw is the subject of Bayley Currey’s Darlington Throwback. Efaw is the general manager of Niece Motorsports, and this is his dirt late model scheme from 1980.

No. 43 Daniel Dye – Kyle Petty Peak

Daniel Dye joins Brennan Poole in throwing it back to Kyle Petty at Darlington. This scheme throws back to Kyle Petty’s Peak car from the late 1989.

No. 46 Thad Moffitt – Petty 75th Anniversary

With the Petty family celebrating their 75th anniversary, Richard Petty’s grandson, Thad Moffitt, will run a special throwback scheme at Darlington. This one throws it back to Bobby Hamilton’s STP 25th anniversary scheme from 1996.

No. 52 Stewart Friesen – Jimmie Johnson Throwback

Stewart Friesen will throw it back to a classic Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s car. This one is from the 2010 Coca-Cola 600.

No. 91 Jack Wood – Tim Flock Throwback

Jack Wood will throw it back to NASCAR pioneer, Tim Flock. While also paying tribute to the co-driver, Jocko Flocko.

This article will be updated as the 2024 season rolls on.

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