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JGR, Kyle Busch commemorate M&M’s 80th anniversary with Darlington throwback

Joe Gibbs Racing unveiled a retro-themed M&M’s design for Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Toyota in NASCAR’s Throwback Weekend next month at Darlington Raceway.

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JGR’s paint scheme commemorates the candy’s 80th anniversary with vintage branding as part of its design. Busch will drive the throwback car as he vies for his second career Darlington victory in the NASCAR Cup Series on May 9 in the Goodyear 400 (3:30 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

JGR and Busch also paid tribute to an M&M’s milestone in May 2016, switching from No. 18 to No. 75 in the NASCAR All-Star Race to coincide with its diamond anniversary.

Darlington has two dates on this year’s Cup Series schedule. The annual throwback weekend tradition shifts to a springtime tripleheader this year, with all three NASCAR national series competing May 7-9. The Cook Out Southern 500 retains its customary Labor Day weekend slot, opening the Cup Series’ 10-race playoffs Sept. 5.