Joe Gibbs Racing has turned to the days of the vintage Internet, revealing two retro paint schemes for Denny Hamlin and Erik Jones for NASCAR’s Throwback Weekend at Darlington Raceway.
In a video released Thursday by the team, Hamlin and Jones traded dueling Sport Clips designs in a mock America Online chat session. The retro looks will hit the track Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at the historic 1.366-mile venue in South Carolina.
Hamlin will pilot a Bill Elliott-inspired No. 18 Toyota in the Aug. 31 VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200, a race he has won five times. Jones will drive the No. 20 Toyota in the Sept. 1 Bojangles’ Southern 500 that mimics his paint scheme from his rookie season in Late Model competition.
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