SONOMA, CA - MAY 05: Rusty Wallace drives the No. 2 Miller Ford, owned by Roger Penske, in the Save Mart Supermarkets 300 road-course race on May 5, 1996 at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Wallace went on to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. (Photo by ISC Archives and Research Center via Getty Images)
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Brad Keselowski’s Darlington throwback honors Wallace’s 1996 scheme

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).

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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.

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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.

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