The special paint schemes for NASCAR‘s Throwback Weekend at Darlington Raceway keep coming in. In the latest development of the tribute schemes, Joey Logano and Team Penske will sport a throwback paint scheme. It is inspired by Bobby Allison’s car and will be seen in the Southern 500 race at Darlington Raceway on September 6.
The design of Logano’s car is a tribute to Bobby Allison’s No. 22 Buick from the 1985 NASCAR Cup Series season.
Allison won the Cup Series in 1983 and has also won the Daytona 500 three times in 1978, 1982, and 1988. He is also a four-time winner of the Southern 500. Bobby Allison is named as one of NASCAR’s 50 greatest drivers of all-time.
Joey Logano with a special tribute to Bobby Allison
Joey Logano drives the No. 22 Ford Mustang GT for Team Penske in the Cup Series. Logano has a good record at the South Carolina oval, with three top-five finishes and six top-10 finishes in 13 starts.
“No. 22 x 2! @joeylogano’s No. 22 @shellracingus @Pennzoil Ford Mustang throwback honors Bobby Allison’s No. 22 scheme from 1985!” Team Penske wrote on Twitter, making the announcement.
No. 22 x2️⃣!@joeylogano's No. 22 @shellracingus @Pennzoil Ford Mustang throwback honors Bobby Allison's No. 22 scheme from 1985! 🏁@NASCAR | #NASCARThrowback | @tootoughtotame pic.twitter.com/4Yk2VuRaUX
— Team Penske (@Team_Penske) August 14, 2020
“Sooner or later, everything old is new again. Take a look at @joeylogano’s #NASCARThrowback ride for @TooToughToTame!” tweeted NASCAR.
Other special paint schemes for Throwback Weekend
Another Team Penske driver Ryan Blaney will also run a special throwback paint scheme for the Throwback Weekend. Blaney’s No. 12 car for the labor-day race weekend is a tribute to the early stages of Paul Menard’s career. The design is reminiscent of Menard’s first ARCA victory in 2003. Menard ran the same paint scheme in his Cup Series and Xfinity Series debuts.
On Friday, JR Motorsports and Michael Annett announced a throwback scheme. This is in honor of Dale Earnhardt Jr. who is to be inducted in the NASCAR Hall of Fame for the 2021 class. Annett will race in the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro in the Xfinity Series race that will run the Oreo Cookie paint scheme that Earnhardt Jr. ran in 2002 during the Busch Series race at Daytona.