Teams have really embraced the Darlington Throwback paint schemes. This year’s set will be no different. While Dale Earnhardt, Jr. said on his The Dale Jr. Download podcast last week that he wished the throwbacks didn’t have to follow themes (certain years), his 2017 Darlington throwback paint scheme on the No. 88 is bound to be something special. The Hendrick Motorsports driver will reveal his No. 88 2017 Darlington throwback paint scheme next week at uptown Charlotte’s NASCAR Hall of Fame.
This coming Tuesday, July 18 at 2 p.m. Earnhardt Jr. will be at the Hall of Fame revealing the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS throwback paint scheme for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
NASCAR Hall of Fame guests are invited to enjoy this exclusive first look of Earnhardt’s throwback paint scheme and to listen in as he takes questions from members of the media.
As a special promotion, the first 88 fans who buy a ticket on site at the NASCAR Hall of Fame box office on Tuesday and say the password “APPRECI88ION” will also be able have their photo taken with Earnhardt and the No. 88 Nationwide Chevy! Autographs will not be part of the event though.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame box office opens at 10 a.m.
Darlington Throwback for No. 88 from 2016
Last year, the No. 88 Nationwide Insurance primary sponsored car for Darlington was a silver, gray and orange-accented paint scheme in tribute to “Gray Ghost” look driven by Buddy Baker. Earnhardt reveal that scheme was his favorite of all time.
Unfortunately, Earnhardt didn’t get to run the scheme last year. Recovering from a concussion, Earnhardt ended up missing the 2016 Southern 500 at Darlington raceway. The car was instead driven by Jeff Gordon.
Earhardt was also slated to wear a near all off white fire suit to match the “Gray Ghost” look. Expect a themed fire suit for the 2017 Darlington Throwback Scheme for the No. 88 driver as well.
Visit nascarhall.com for details.