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There will be many classic paint schemes on display at Darlington Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
DARLINGTON, SC - SEPTEMBER 04: Race fans watch the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on September 4, 2016 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Darlington Raceway is one of the most historic and challenging racetracks in the sport, and NASCAR and Darlington are teaming to honor drivers with classic paint schemes.

This is the third straight year that Darlington and NASCAR have teamed to display older paint schemes, and this year’s theme is honoring legends from 1985-1989.

Joseph Wolkin of Front Stretch said it’s important for NASCAR to pay tribute to those who helped pave the way for current driver.

“No matter what the sport is, it is incredibly important to pay tribute to those who helped make it what it is today,” Wolkin wrote. “If one takes a look at baseball, football, basketball or hockey, you will see a plethora of throwback jerseys, showcasing an era for an organization that included plenty of success.”

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Here’s a gallery of what every car will look like Sunday evening at Darlington.

Chris Buescher’s car will honor Patty Moise’s No. 37 car.

Xfinity driver Dylan Lupton is going with the classic Jeff Gordon paint scheme.

The cars will all look different than usual on Sunday, and this is a really cool way to honor NASCAR legends.

(h/t Front Stretch)

Cole Frederick About the author:
Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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