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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Reveals Buddy Baker Tribute Scheme

NASCAR: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Nationwide unveiled a #88 special paint scheme for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Wednesday afternoon.

Earnhardt Jr.’s car for the throwback race this Labor Day weekend pays tribute to Buddy Baker’s iconic No. 28 Harry Ranier Oldsmobile. Baker won the 1980 Daytona 500 with the car also known as the “Gray Ghost.” This scheme is part of several throwback schemes being done in Darlington Raceway’s successful program in now it’s second year.

He ran a similar scheme to pay tribute to the National Guard and Baker’s “Gray Ghost” car in the 2008 All Star race, which was also promoted it’s “Citizen Solder” program.


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