The No. 2 Team Penske Ford Mustang of Brad Keselowski will honor Rusty Wallace’s 1996 paint scheme for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway (Sept. 1, 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
Keselowski is the defending winner at Darlington, where he piloted a different Wallace-inspired scheme to his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory in the Labor Day classic at the 1.366-mile South Carolina oval.
The scheme features Wallace’s iconic black-and-yellow colors with a splash of red and blue on the sides. Wallace raced the car to five victories during the 1996 season — Martinsville, Sonoma, Michigan, Pocono and Bristol — finishing seventh in the points standings.