William Byron helped unveil his retro No. 24 paint scheme Thursday, channeling Tom Cruise in a Days of Thunder-inspired video reveal ahead of next month’s throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway.
Byron and crew chief Chad Knaus co-starred in the short video, pulling the wraps off a green and yellow City Chevrolet/Hendrick Autoguard sponsored No. 24 Chevy. The 21-year-old driver will use the throwback design in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Sept. 1 (6 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM).
Byron and Knaus borrowed lines from the opening scenes of the 1990 drama with a Hendrick-prepared car that was used in filming as a backdrop. Tom Cruise starred as aspiring driver Cole Trickle opposite Robert Duvall as crew chief Harry Hogge in the movie.
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— William Byron (@WilliamByron) August 1, 2019