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2023 NASCAR Darlington Throwback Schemes

2023 NASCAR Throwback paint schemes Darlington Raceway NASCAR Cup throwback schemes NASCAR Xfinity throwback schemes NASCAR Truck throwback schemes

2023 NASCAR Throwback paint schemes Darlington Raceway NASCAR Cup throwback schemes NASCAR Xfinity throwback schemes NASCAR Truck throwback schemes

NASCAR’s annual throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway is nearly upon us. Here is a compilation of all of the announced paint schemes that teams will run in the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, and Craftsman Truck Series.

2023 NASCAR Cup Series Darlington Throwback Schemes

#1 Ross Chastain – Trackhouse Racing

UPS / Worldwide Express

Ross Chastain and Trackhouse Racing will honor Dale Jarrett with a throwback paint scheme at Darlington Raceway, with help from UPS and Worldwide Express. PC: Trackhouse Racing

#4 Kevin Harvick – Stewart-Haas Racing

Sunny Delight

Kevin Harvick 2023 Darlington throwback paint scheme Harvick 2001 AOL car
Kevin Harvick will throw it back to the paint scheme that was SUPPOSED to be his first ride in the NASCAR Cup Series. Harvick was slated to pilot the No. 30 AOL Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing for his debut in 2001, before tragedy struck in the 2001 Daytona 500, which thrust Harvick into the No. 29 car full-time. Photo Credit: Stewart-Haas Racing.

#5 Kyle Larson – Hendrick Motorsports

Kyle Larson 2023 Darlington Throwback paint scheme Tony Stewart Hendrick Motorsports
Kyle Larson and the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports team will throwback to Tony Stewart’s 2009 No. 80 NASCAR Xfinity Series race-winning paint scheme. Photo Credit: Hendrick Motorsports

#6 Brad Keselowski – RFK Racing

Castrol GTX

Brad Keselowski will sport the classic red and green colors of Castrol GTX on his #6 Ford. PC: RFK Racing | Twitter

#7 – Corey LaJoie – Spire Motorsports


Corey LaJoie will throw it back to his grandfather Don on his #7 Chevrolet. PC: Spire Motorsports | Twitter

#9 – Chase Elliott – Hendrick Motorsports

Llumar Window Film

Chase Elliott will throw it back to his father Bill’s scheme that he ran from 2001-03 with Evernham Motorsports. PC: Hendrick Motorsports

#10 – Aric Almirola – Stewart-Haas Racing


Aric Almirola will be honoring a former team owner of his, Dale Earnhardt Jr, sporting a throwback to Earnhardt’s 2001 summer Daytona paint scheme. PC: Aric Almirola | Twitter

#12 – Ryan Blaney – Team Penske

Menards / Dutch Boy

Ryan Blaney will be honoring his father Dave’s 1995 sprint car scheme on his #12 Ford Mustang. PC: Ryan Blaney | Twitter

#14 – Chase Briscoe – Stewart-Haas Racing

Mahindra Tractors

Chase Briscoe will honor SHR co-owner Tony Stewart’s 2000 USAC scheme with his #14 Ford Mustang. PC: Stewart-Haas Racing | Twitter

#15 – Brennan Poole – Rick Ware Racing

Macc Door Systems

Brennan Poole will throw it back to 1979, sporting Bobby Allison’s scheme from that season that he drove for Bud Moore Engineering. PC: Rick Ware Racing | Twitter

#17 – Chris Buescher – RFK Racing

Fifth Third Bank

Chris Buescher will run his Fifth Third Bank primary scheme from this season with a twist, sporting Matt Kenseth’s #17 number style on the car. PC: RFK Racing | Twitter

#20 – Christopher Bell – Joe Gibbs Racing


Christopher Bell will be honoring 2003 Winston Cup Series champion and former driver of the #20 Matt Kenseth, with a throwback to Kenseth’s championship winning scheme. PC: Joe Gibbs Racing | Twitter

#21 – Harrison Burton – Wood Brothers Racing

DEX Imaging

Like Chase Elliott, Harrison Burton will be throwing it back to his father, sporting a look similar to that of Jeff Burton’s 1999 Exide Batteries Ford. PC: Wood Brothers Racing | Twitter

#22 – Joey Logano – Team Penske

Shell Pennzoil

PC: Team Penske | Facebook

#24 – William Byron – Hendrick Motorsports


William Byron 2023 NASCAR Throwback paint scheme Darlington Jeff Gordon 1998 chromalusion car
PC: Hendrick Motorsports

#38 – Todd Gilliland – Front Row Motorsports

Serial 1 E-Bikes

Todd Gilliland will throw it back to NASCAR Senior Vice President of Competition Elton Sawyer, sporting a scheme reflecting Sawyer’s 1997 Barbasol Ford Thunderbird. PC: Front Row Motorsports | Facebook

#41 – Ryan Preece – Stewart-Haas Racing

United Rentals

Ryan Preece will honor his father Jeff with a throwback to his 1998 late model. PC: Stewart-Haas Racing | Twitter

#42 – Noah Gragson – LEGACY Motor Club

Sunseeker Resorts

Noah Gragson will throw it back to LEGACY Motor Club co-owner Jimmie Johnson’s Lowe’s patriotic scheme from 2014. PC: LEGACY Motor Club | Twitter

#43 – Erik Jones – LEGACY Motor Club


Erik Jones will be throwing it back to team ambassador Richard Petty’s 1968 Cup Series scheme. PC: LEGACY Motor Club | Twitter

#47 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr – JTG Daugherty Racing

Kroger / Country Crock

Ricky Stenhouse Jr’s #47 scheme is the third to be announced that honors Dale Jarrett paint scheme. Stenhouse, along with Ross Chastain, and Carson Hocevar, will be honoring the 1999 NASCAR Cup Series champion. PC: JTG Daugherty Racing | Twitter

#48 – Alex Bowman / Josh Berry – Hendrick Motorsports

Ally Financial

Alex Bowman will be honoring his spotter Kevin Hamlin, running a throwback to Hamlin’s 2007 Busch Series scheme. Josh Berry will be filling in for Bowman in the race, as he is still recovering from injuries sustained in a sprint car accident. PC: Alex Bowman | Twitter

#51 – Ryan Newman – Rick Ware Racing

Jacob Companies / Biohaven

Ryan Newman will make his return to the NASCAR Cup Series in a scheme reminiscent of his scheme from his rookie season in 2002. PC: Rick Ware Racing | Twitter

#54 – Ty Gibbs – Joe Gibbs Racing

Shriners Children’s

Ty Gibbs will honor his grandfather Joe and 2000 Cup Series champion Bobby Labonte with his throwback scheme, a nod to the one Labonte ran to celebrate Joe Gibbs’ induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. PC: Joe Gibbs Racing | Twitter

#77 – Ty Dillon – Spire Motorsports

Garner Trucking

Ty Dillon will throw it back to Joe Lee Johnson on his #77 Chevrolet. PC: Spire Motorsports | Twitter

#99 – Daniel Suarez – Trackhouse Racing

Quaker State

Daniel Suarez’s #99 Quaker State Camaro honors Ricky Rudd’s 1988 paint scheme. PC: Trackhouse Racing | Facebook

2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series Darlington Throwback Schemes

#00 – Cole Custer – Stewart-Haas Racing

Haas Automation
Cole Custer’s #00 Ford will honor the late Jason Leffler’s 2004 Busch Series paint scheme. PC: Cole Custer | Twitter

#1 – Sam Mayer – JR Motorsports

Accelerate Professional Talent Solutions
Sam Mayer’s Accelerate Professional Talent Solutions Camaro will honor the Sharpie / Rubbermaid scheme Kurt Busch drove in his 2001 rookie season. PC: JR Motorsports | Twitter

#02 – Blaine Perkins – Our Motorsports

Blaine Perkins will throw it back to Kevin Harvick on his #02 Chevrolet. PC: Ryan Daley | Twitter

#2 – Sheldon Creed – Richard Childress Racing

Whelen Engineering
Both of Richard Childress Racing’s full time Xfinity Series teams will sport throwbacks to schemes Kevin Harvick won series championships with for the team. Sheldon Creed’s #2 Chevrolet will sport the scheme Harvick drove in his 2001 Busch Series title-winning campaign. PC: Lionel Racing | Facebook

#3 – Ty Dillon – Richard Childress Racing

Ferris Commercial Mowers
Ty Dillon Ferris throwback paint scheme darlington 2023 martin truex jr
Ty Dillon will pilot the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro for RCR and the scheme will throw it back to Martin Truex Jr.’s 2003 No. 56 Ferris Mower paint scheme. PC: RCR Racing on Twitter

#7 – Justin Allgaier – JR Motorsports

Justin Allgaier will celebrate the 70th anniversary of sponsor Brandt with a retro design on his #7 Chevrolet. PC: JR Motorsports | Twitter

#8 – Josh Berry – JR Motorsports

Tire Pros
JR Motorsports unveiled Josh Berry’s Tire Pros throwback scheme on the Dale Jr Download. The scheme honors the 1996 Circuit City scheme driven by Hut Stricklin, who was the guest for the episode the scheme was revealed on. PC: JR Motorsports | Twitter

#18 – Sammy Smith – Joe Gibbs Racing

Pilot Flying J
PC: Sammy Smith | Facebook

#21 – Austin Hill – Richard Childress Racing

Bennett Transportation & Logistics
Like his teammate Sheldon Creed, Austin Hill will run a throwback to a Kevin Harvick championship-winning scheme. Hill’s #21 Chevrolet will throw it back to the U.S Coast Guard Chevrolet Harvick won the 2006 Busch Series title in. PC: Lionel Racing | Facebook

#25 – Brett Moffitt – AM Racing

AM Technical Solutions
Brett Moffitt will honor Tim Richmond’s 1986 Folgers paint scheme with his #25 Ford Mustang. PC: AM Racing | Twitter

#26 – Kaz Grala – Sam Hunt Racing

Fire Department Coffee
Kaz Grala 2023 Darlington throwback paint scheme fire department coffee
Kaz Grala will honor fire & safety workers and first responders with this vintage fire truck paint scheme on his No. 26 Fire Department Coffee Toyota Supra. PC: Sam Hunt Racing

#38 – Joe Graf Jr – RSS Racing

Bethel Motor Speedway
Joe Graf Jr will throw it back to his old legends car paint scheme and picked up sponsorship from the track he ran it at. PC: Joe Graf Jr | Twitter

#43 – Ryan Ellis – Alpha Prime Racing

Keen Parts /
Ryan Ellis and Alpha Prime Racing will honor Kevin Harvick’s 2005 GM Goodwrench paint scheme. PC: Ryan Ellis | Facebook

#44 – Sage Karam – Alpha Prime Racing

Sage Karam will honor sponsor CRC and longtime NASCAR Cup Series owner Richard Childress with the scheme on his #44 Chevrolet. PC: Alpha Prime Racing | Twitter

#45 – Jeffrey Earnhardt – Alpha Prime Racing

BZ Mart / ForeverLawn
Jeffrey Earnhardt will honor his grandfather Dale’s 1997 Wheaties All Star Race scheme on his #45 Chevrolet. PC: Alpha Prime Racing | Twitter

#51 – Jeremy Clements – Jeremy Clements Racing

First Pacific Funding
Jeremy Clements throwback paint scheme Darlington 2023 Geoff Bodine
Jeremy Clements and the No. 51 Jeremy Clements Racing team will honor Geoff Bodine by throwing back to Bodine’s Levi Garrett paint scheme from1985 to 1989. PC: Jeremy Clements Racing

#53 – Matt Mills – Emerling-Gase Motorsports

J.F. Electric
Matt Mills 2023 Darlington throwback paint scheme Herbie the Love Bug
Matt Mills and the No. 53 Emerling-Gase Motorsports team will throw it back to Herbie the Love Bug with the design on their No. 53 Ford Mustang at Darlington. PC: Matt Mills on Twitter

#66 – Chad Finchum – MBM Motorsports

Wild Willies
Chad Finchum will honor the late Eric McClure with a throwback to McClure’s Hefty Black Out scheme from 2011. McClure was also Finchum’s car owner for many of his ARCA Menards Series East starts. PC: MBM Motorsports | Twitter

#74 – Dawson Cram – CHK Racing

KMI Trucking / Magnum Contracting
Dawson Cram will honor Bob Keselowski with a classic look on his #74 Chevrolet. PC: Dawson Cram | Twitter

#78 – Anthony Alfredo – BJ McLeod Motorsports

Dude Wipes
Anthony Alfredo will throw it back to the scheme Dale Earnhardt Jr ran in his final Cup Series season in 2017. PC: Anthony Alfredo | Twitter

#98 – Riley Herbst – Stewart-Haas Racing

Monster Energy
Riley Herbst will honor the late Ken Block with a throwback to the scheme Block sported at Gymkhana 3 in 2010. PC: Stewart-Haas Racing | Twitter

2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Darlington Throwback Schemes

#02 – Kris Wright – Young’s Motorsports
Kris Wright will honor Juan Pablo Montoya’s 2007 Cup Series rookie scheme on his #02 Chevrolet. PC: Kris Wright | Twitter

#2 – Nick Sanchez – Rev Racing

Nick Sanchez will honor Mario Andretti’s 1967 Daytona 500 winning paint scheme on his #2 Gainbridge Silverado. PC: Rev Racing | Facebook

#04 – Johnny Sauter – Roper Racing

Johnny Sauter will honor Jason Leffler’s 2003 Incredible Hulk truck on his #04 Ford. PC: Roper Racing | Facebook

#5 – Dean Thompson – TRICON Garage

Thompson Pipegroup
TRICON Garage is throwing it back to Red Horse Racing, the team TRICON acquired its original assets from, for the Darlington race weekend. Dean Thompson will be sporting a throwback to German Quiroga’s #77 Toyota from 2013, one of only two seasons Red Horse used the #77. PC: TRICON Garage | Twitter

#11 – Corey Heim – TRICON Garage

Corey Heim will be throwing it back to Red Horse’s most successful driver, Timothy Peters, running a throwback to Peters’ 2014 primary scheme. PC: TRICON Garage | Twitter

#17 Taylor Gray – TRICON Garage

Dead On Tools
Two time Craftsman Truck Series champion Todd Bodine ran his final full time season in the series with Red Horse Racing in 2012. Taylor Gray’s #17 Toyota will run a throwback to Bodine’s Toyota Tundra Endeavour scheme from that season. PC: TRICON Garage | Twitter

#19 – Christian Eckes – McAnally Hilgemann Racing

Gates Hydraulics
Christian Eckes will run a throwback to Hershel McGriff’s scheme from the inaugural Southern 500 in 1950. PC: Bill McAnally Racing | Twitter

#24 – Rajah Caruth – GMS Racing

Wendell Scott Foundation
Rajah Caruth Wendell Scott throwback paint scheme 2023 Darlington Raceway GMS Racing
Rajah Caruth will pilot a special throwback paint scheme that honors Wendell Scott. PC: GMS Racing

#30 – Ryan Vargas – On Point Motorsports

KSDT / Rangeline Group
Ryan Vargas will throw it back to 1999 NASCAR Winston West Series (now ARCA West) champion Sean Woodside on his #30 Toyota Tundra. PC: Ryan Vargas | Twitter

#33 – Josh Reaume – Reaume Brothers Racing

Colonial Countertops / Motorsports Safety Group
Josh Reaume will throw it back to the late Ken Block on his #33 Ford. PC: Reaume Brothers Racing | Twitter

#35 – Jake Garcia – McAnally Hilgemann Racing

Crown Fiber
Jake Garcia will run a throwback scheme to the one Buckshot Jones ran in the then Winston Cup Series in 1999. PC: Bill McAnally Racing | Twitter

#41 – Ross Chastain – Niece Motorsports

Worldwide Express
Ross Chastain will honor NASCAR Hall of Famer Lee Petty with his #41 Worldwide Express throwback scheme. PC: Niece Motorsports | Facebook

#42 – Carson Hocevar – Niece Motorsports

UPS / Worldwide Express
Carson Hocevar and Niece Motorsports will throw it back to 2001 with a scheme that honor Dale Jarrett’s UPS flames Ford Taurus. PC: Niece Motorsports | Facebook

#45 – Lawless Alan – Niece Motorsports

Lawless Alan will throw it back to the late Adam Petty with his #45 Chevrolet Silverado. PC: Niece Motorsports | Twitter

#52 – Stewart Friesen – Halmar Friesen Racing

Halmar International
Stewart Friesen will throw it back to dirt modified driver Ivan Little on his #52 Toyota Tundra. PC: Stewart Friesen | Twitter

#56 – Timmy Hill – Hill Motorsports

UNITS Storage
Timmy Hill and his family owned team will throw it back to 2005 Craftsman Truck Series champion Ted Musgrave’s 2003 primary Mopar paint scheme. PC: Hill Motorsports | Twitter
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