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Darlington Throwback Scheme For Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Revealed


Here comes the 2016 Darlington Throwbacks. Among the first to be revealed for this year’s race is Roush Fenway Racing, which revealed the paint scheme for the No. 17 Ford on Monday.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will have a Fastenal-sponsored car with the paint scheme used by three-time Cup champion Darrell Waltrip in his first career win.

The win came in the 1975 Music City USA 420 at Nashville Speedway when Waltrip was 28. Driving for Jake Elder, Waltrip started from the pole and lapped the entire field. In the 420-lap race, second-place finisher Benny Parsons was two laps down.

“Darrell Waltrip is one of the icons in our sport and has helped build NASCAR into the sport it is today,” Ricky Stenhouse Jr. said in a news release. “It is a huge honor to be able to run the 1975 throwback paint scheme of Darrell’s at Darlington. Darrell’s last win was at Darlington so only seems fitting that we get his throwback paint scheme in victory lane on Labor Day weekend and have Darrell celebrate with us.”

Darrel Waltrip mounted 5 career wins at Darlington, including his last career victory in 1992.

“It’s an honor to have this car run in the Southern 500,” Waltrip said in the release. “I missed the throwback weekend in Darlington last year and regretted it. You can bet I won’t miss this one, and I’ll be rooting for the 17!”


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