Roush Fenway Racing will honor two NASCAR Hall of Famers, including one of the company’s former drivers, with its throwback paint schemes at Darlington Raceway.
Announced Wednesday afternoon, Trevor Bayne will sport a former Mark Martin look while Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will once again honor Darrell Waltrip.
Bayne’s No. 6 AdvoCare Ford will resemble the car Martin drove during Roush Fenway’s first two seasons in the NASCAR Cup Series. In 1988 and ’89, Martin drove the dark blue car, at the time sponsored by Stroh’s Light, to one win, 602 laps led and 28 top-10 finishes. The victory came on October 22, 1989 at Rockingham Speedway.
In 47 starts at Darlington, Mark earned two wins and led 801 laps.
The No. 17 Ford scheme is a personal favorite of Stenhouse’s. The Fifth Third Bank colors are different than what Waltrip drove during the 1997 season, but the design is the same. Waltrip used this scheme in the 31 races he ran that year, finishing 26th in points.
At Darlington, Waltrip earned five wins in 55 starts in addition to leading 1,723 laps.
Roush Fenway Racing has five victories at Darlington Raceway in 152 starts.
The Bojangles’ Southern 500 is slated for Sept. 3.