‘Throwback’ Weekend Remains a Hit

By Jared Turner

NASCAR’s third annual “Throwback” weekend at Darlington was a major hit, with drivers, crew members and even race announcers going retro. From mustaches to old-school paint schemes and uniforms, the “throwback” concept that first originated in 2015 continues to be embraced in a big way by virtually the entire NASCAR community. And Darlington, arguably NASCAR’s most fabled and tradition-rich track, continues to be the perfect host for such an event. “What’s so special about this weekend in Darlington is being able to pay tribute to all of our heroes that paved the way for all of us to have this opportunity,” said Stewart-Haas Racing driver Clint Bowyer, whose No. 14 Ford campaigned a paint scheme patterned closely after the one that 2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Mark Martin raced with in the NASCAR XFINITY Series from 1988-1991. “To be able to pay tribute to Mark means a lot to me personally.”