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While Jimmie Johnson missed the cut for the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs in his last season as a full-time driver, the seven-time Cup champ went all out for throwback weekend at South Carolina’s Darlington Raceway, a.k.a. “The Track Too Tough to Tame.”

The Darlington throwback paint schemes honored such NASCAR legends as Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough, and Junior Johnson, and while Johnson honored Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. with a special scheme on his No. 48 Chevy, he went a step further by actually dressing up like the NASCAR greats.

As you can see from the above picture, Johnson donned the iconic Gargoyles sunglass that The Intimidator used to wear and The King’s famous feathered hat. And these weren’t just cheap knockoffs, either. Jimmie got legit Gargoyles shades from Dale Sr.’s sister, Cathy, and the signed hat from Petty himself. How awesome is that?!

While Johnson may not have had much to race for in the NASCAR playoffs’ kickoff race, the guy definitely showed up in style!

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2020 Cook Out Southern 500 Race Results

1. Kevin Harvick — Stewart-Haas Racing — No. 4 Ford

2. Austin Dillon — Richard Childress Racing No. 3 Chevrolet

3. Joey Logano — Team Penske — No. 22 Ford

4. Erik Jones — Joe Gibbs Racing — No. 20 Toyota

5. William Byron — Hendrick Motorsports — No. 24 Chevrolet

6. Alex Bowman — Hendrick Motorsports — No. 88 Chevrolet

7. Kyle Busch — Joe Gibbs Racing — No. 18 Toyota

8. Kurt Busch — Chip Ganassi Racing — No. 1 Chevrolet

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9. Aric Almirola — Stewart-Haas Racing — No. 10 Ford

10. Clint Bowyer — Stewart-Haas Racing — No. 14 Ford

11. Brad Keselowski — Team Penske — No. 2 Ford

12. Cole Custer — Stewart-Haas Racing — No. 41 Ford

13. Denny Hamlin — Joe Gibbs Racing — No. 11 Toyota

14. Matt Kenseth — Chip Ganassi Racing — No. 42 Chevrolet

15. Ryan Newman — Roush Fenway Racing — No. 6 Ford

16. Michael McDowell — Front Row Motorsports — No. 34 Ford

17. Ryan Preece — JTG Daugherty Racing — No. 37 Chevrolet

18. Jimmie Johnson — Hendrick Motorsports — No. 48 Chevrolet

19. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. — JTG Daugherty Racing — No. 47 Chevrolet

20. Chase Elliott — Hendrick Motorsports — No. 9 Chevrolet

21. Matt DiBenedetto — Wood Brothers Racing — No. 21 Ford

22. Martin Truex Jr. — Joe Gibbs Racing — No. 19 Toyota

23. Tyler Reddick — Richard Childress Racing — No. 8 Chevrolet

24. Ryan Blaney — Team Penske — No. 12 Ford

25. Daniel Suarez — Gaunt Brothers Racing — No. 96 Toyota

26. Chris Buescher — Roush Fenway Racing — No. 17 Ford

27. Ty Dillon — Germain Racing — No. 13 Chevrolet

28. Brennan Poole — Premium Motorsports — No. 15 Chevrolet

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29. Ross Chastain — Roush Fenway Racing — No. 77 Chevrolet

30. JJ Yeley — Rick Ware Racing — No. 27 Ford

31. Quin Houff — StarCom Racing — No. 00 Chevrolet

32. Josh Bilicki — Tommy Baldwin Racing — No. 7 Chevrolet

33. Joey Gase — Rick Ware Racing — No. 51 Ford

34. Christopher Bell — Leavine Family Racing — No. 95 Toyota

35. Timmy Hill — MBM Motorsports — No. 66 Toyota

36. John Hunter Nemechek — Front Row Motorsports No. 38 Ford

37. Corey LaJoie — Go Fas Racing — No. 32 Ford

38. Bubba Wallace — Richard Petty Motorsports — No. 43 Chevrolet

39. James Davison — Rick Ware Racing — No. 53 Chevrolet

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