With Labor Day weekend just five months away, throwback schemes for NASCAR’s return to Darlington Raceway are beginning to flood in. In Kevin Harvick‘s case, the sponsor will honor a former driver with a familiar sponsor.
On Thursday, Stewart-Haas Racing displayed the paint scheme that Harvick will be racing during the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Labor Day weekend.
— Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) April 14, 2016
A tradition started last year, this year’s throwback era is between the decade of 1975-1984. The No. 4 car will pay homage to three-time Sprint Cup champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame Cale Yarborough. This particular paint job made it’s debut during the 1979 Daytona 500, a race that will always go down in the history books for getting NASCAR on the map.
Yarborough was sponsored by Busch Beer in 1979 and 1980. In those two years the Hall of Famer won 10 races, recorded 38 top-five finishes and 44 top 10s in 62 races. Over the span of his 31-year career, he wound up in Victory Lane five times following the Southern 500.
Harvick’s Busch Chevrolet was added to the many throwback paint schemes that were displayed this week. Three of the Stewart-Haas Racing cars have been debuted as Tony Stewart’s will at a later date.
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