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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Dale Earnhardt Jr's and Valvoline’s presence at Darlington Raceway will pay homage to the brand’s storied history in motor sports with an early-1980s look inspired by Valvoline cars driven by some of the era’s racing icons, including Cale Yarborough, Ron Bouchard, Neil Bonnett and Buddy Baker. (Photo: Hendrick Motorsports)

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    With September designated as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Martin Truex Jr.’s Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet will showcase a teal appearance for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    David Ragan's paint scheme will be similar to cars driven by his father Ken Ragan when he drove in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Justin Allgaier's Darlington paint scheme was inspired by AJ Foyt's No. 51 car. (Photo: HScott Motorsports)

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Jimmie Johnson's Chevrolet will feature the 1940s and 1950s Lowe's Home Improvement logo that was prominently used beginning with the company’s founding in 1946 and through the same time period in which Darlington Raceway first opened in 1950. (Photo: Lionel Racing)

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Kurt Busch's HAAS Automation Chevrolet dates back to the early days of HAAS CNC Racing, which fielded Sprint Cup teams up until 2008. (Photo: Lionel Racing)

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Sterling Marlin originally drove this paint scheme in 2001 after the September 11th terrorist attacks. Landon Cassill will pilot the red, white, and blue Snap Fitness Chevrolet in this year's Bojangles' Southern 500. (Photo: Hillman Racing)

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Michael Annett's No. 46 Chevrolet will carry the 1970 Pilot logo with the original black. (Photo: Pilot Travel Centers Twitter)

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Aric Almirola will pilot the 1972 "Petty Blue" and Day-Glo Red No. 43 STP paint scheme, originally driven by "The King" Richard Petty in the Bojangles' Southern 500. (Photo: Richard Petty Motorsports)

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    After racing on the big screen in "Days of Thunder" in 1990 and the NASCAR circuit for four seasons, the classic Mello Yello paint scheme is set to return to the track at Darlington Raceway on Kyle Larson’s No. 42 Chevrolet.

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Josh Wise will pilot this classic paint scheme in the Bojangles' Southern 500, a replica of the car that Ricky Craven drove to Victory Lane in the spring Darlington race in 2003. Craven beat Kurt Busch to the line by .002 seconds, which is tied for the closest finish in NASCAR history. (Photo: Go Green Racing Twitter)

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Ryan Newman's No. 31 Chevrolet will carry the Caterpillar logo, which was used from 1967 to 1989. (Photo: Lionel Racing)

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Paul Menard's Sprint Cup and XFINITY cars. (Photo: RCR)

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Chase Elliott will honor his father Bill with this retro-inspired #25 NAPA Chevrolet. Bill Elliott drove to victory lane in the 1985 Bojangles' Southern 500. (Photo: Lionel Racing)

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    (Photo: Pennzoil Twitter)

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Ricky Stenhouse Jr's car will feature a retro look based on a Ford Torino driven by David Pearson.

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Greg Biffle will sport a red and white Ortho paint scheme for the Bojangles' Southern 500. The red is from Ortho's old trucks they used to deliver products dating back to the early 20th century, and the #16 font honors former driver Tiny Lund.

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Clint Bowyer will honor the "Gentle Giant" Buddy Baker with this early 1980s scheme. Baker was a two-time winner at Darlington, including the 1970 Bojangles' Southern 500.

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Tony Stewart will run a vintage Bass Pro Shops Chevy that recreates the brand's first fish-ready complete boat motor and trailer package, known as the Bass Tracker, which was introduced in the late 1970s. (Photo: Lionel Racing)

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Ryan Blaney's Snap-On Tools Ford will feature over 2,000 photos on the rear of the car, honoring the Wood Brothers' 65-year history in NASCAR. (Photo: Lionel Racing)

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Jeb Burton's Estes Toyota Camry honors his father, 2002 Daytona 500 Champion and 2-time Darlington winner, Ward Burton. (Photo: Jeb Burton Twitter)

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Denny Hamlin will honor NASCAR Hall of Fame member and South Carolina native Cale Yarborough with this red, white, and black Sport Clips paint scheme. (Photo: Lionel Racing) (Photo: Lionel Racing)

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Danica Patrick will sport a black and green scheme for the Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington honoring the track dubbed "The Lady in Black." (Photo: Lionel Racing)

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Sam Hornish Jr. will sport a retro black, gold and red Winn-Dixie paint scheme, like the car previously driven by former NASCAR driver Mark Martin.

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Trevor Bayne will drive this #6 Advocare Ford in the Bojangles' Southern 500, but the original paint scheme came from 1998 with Mark Martin behind the wheel.

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Kasey Kahne's "Hendrick Ride Along Sweepstakes" throwback paint scheme is based on the original All-Star Racing car driven by Geoff Bodine in 1984, the year Rick Hendrick founded what is now Hendrick Motorsports. (Photo: Hendrick Motorsports)

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Kevin Harvick's No. 4 retro-themed, commemorative paint scheme mimics the first can Budweiser produced, which was gold and featured an eagle flying through the Anheuser-Busch stylized “A” with five stars above and below the winged crest (Photo: Lionel Racing)

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Austin Dillon's red and white Chevrolet will honor his grandfather and car owner, Richard Childress. Childress drove this paint scheme in the Cup Series in the late 1970s and early 1980s. (Photo: Lionel Racing)

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    Darlington Paint Schemes

    August 25, 2015

    Brad Keselowski will pay tribute to Bobby Allison with this Miller High Life paint scheme for the Bojangles' Southern 500. Allison claimed six victories with this paint scheme in 1983 on the way to his only Cup Series championship. (Photo: Lionel Racing)

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    IRWIN Tools Night Race

    August 22, 2015

    Photos from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

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    IRWIN Tools Night Race

    August 22, 2015

    Photos from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

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    IRWIN Tools Night Race

    August 22, 2015

    Photos from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

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    IRWIN Tools Night Race

    August 22, 2015

    Photos from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

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    IRWIN Tools Night Race

    August 22, 2015

    Photos from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

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    IRWIN Tools Night Race

    August 22, 2015

    Photos from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

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    IRWIN Tools Night Race

    August 22, 2015

    Photos from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

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    IRWIN Tools Night Race

    August 22, 2015

    Photos from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

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    IRWIN Tools Night Race

    August 22, 2015

    Photos from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

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    IRWIN Tools Night Race

    August 22, 2015

    Photos from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

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    IRWIN Tools Night Race

    August 22, 2015

    Photos from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

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    IRWIN Tools Night Race

    August 22, 2015

    Photos from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

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    IRWIN Tools Night Race

    August 22, 2015

    Photos from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

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    IRWIN Tools Night Race

    August 22, 2015

    Photos from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

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    IRWIN Tools Night Race

    August 22, 2015

    Photos from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

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    IRWIN Tools Night Race

    August 22, 2015

    Photos from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

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    From the Archives: Darlington

    August 20, 2015

    Crews get their cars prepared for the start of the 1952 Southern 500. (Photo: ISC Archives)

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    From the Archives: Darlington

    August 20, 2015

    Buck Baker prior to the start of the 1952 Southern 500. (Photo: ISC Archives)

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    From the Archives: Darlington

    August 20, 2015

    The field gets set for the start of the 1960 Rebel 300 NASCAR Cup race at Darlington.(Photo: ISC Archives)

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    From the Archives: Darlington

    August 20, 2015

    The field rolls toward the start of the 1960 Southern 500, which was won by Buck Baker (middle of the front row). (Photo: ISC Archives)

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    From the Archives: Darlington

    August 20, 2015

    Fred Lorenzen takes the high line and collects his "Darlington Stripe" in the 1965 Southern 500. (Photo: ISC Archives)

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    From the Archives: Darlington

    August 20, 2015

    NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty celebrates one of his three Darlington victories. (Photo: ISC Archives)

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    From the Archives: Darlington

    August 20, 2015

    Pete Hamilton, in his Petty Enterprises winged Plymouth Superbird, leads at Darlington. (Photo: ISC Archives)

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    From the Archives: Darlington

    August 20, 2015

    David Pearson hugs the wall in the famed No. 21 Wood Brothers entry. (Photo: ISC Archives)

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    From the Archives: Darlington

    August 20, 2015

    Richard Petty (left) and Buddy Baker lead the field to the green flag to start the 1967 Southern 500, which was won by Petty. (Photo: ISC Archives)

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    From the Archives: Darlington

    August 20, 2015

    NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson is the all-time leading race winner with 10, including back-to-back Southern 500 victories in 1976 and '77. (Photo: ISC Archives)

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    From the Archives: Darlington

    August 20, 2015

    Dale Earnhardt won nine races at Darlington, including three straight in 1989 and 1990. (Photo: ISC Archives)

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    From the Archives: Darlington

    August 20, 2015

    Clint Eastwood sits behind the wheel of the Mercury Monterey pace car before the start of the Southern 500. (Photo: ISC Archives)

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    From the Archives: Darlington

    August 20, 2015

    Darrell Waltrip is all smiles in April 1984 following one of his five wins at Darlington Raceway. (Photo: ISC Archives)

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    From the Archives: Darlington

    August 20, 2015

    Bill Elliott collects the checkered flag on his way to collecting a $1 million bonus for winning the 1985 Southern 500. (Photo: ISC Archives)

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    From the Archives: Darlington

    August 20, 2015

    Bill Elliott won a $1 million bonus with his victory in the 1985 Southern 500. (Photo: ISC Archives)

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    From the Archives: Darlington

    August 20, 2015

    Dale Earnhardt's total of nine Darlington wins is second only to the 10 posted by fellow Hall of Famer David Pearson. (Photo: ISC Archives)

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    From the Archives: Darlington

    August 20, 2015

    An aerial view of Darlington Raceway in 1950. (Photo: ISC Archives)

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    Weld Racing Go-Kart Spectacular

    August 13, 2015

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars return to participate in the third annual Weld Racing Go-Kart Spectacular at Slideways Karting Center just up the road from the Knoxville Raceway. (Photo: Jeff Wackerlin)

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    Weld Racing Go-Kart Spectacular

    August 13, 2015

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars return to participate in the third annual Weld Racing Go-Kart Spectacular at Slideways Karting Center just up the road from the Knoxville Raceway. (Photo: Jeff Wackerlin)

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    Weld Racing Go-Kart Spectacular

    August 13, 2015

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars return to participate in the third annual Weld Racing Go-Kart Spectacular at Slideways Karting Center just up the road from the Knoxville Raceway. (Photo: Jeff Wackerlin)

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    Weld Racing Go-Kart Spectacular

    August 13, 2015

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars return to participate in the third annual Weld Racing Go-Kart Spectacular at Slideways Karting Center just up the road from the Knoxville Raceway. (Photo: Jeff Wackerlin)

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    Weld Racing Go-Kart Spectacular

    August 13, 2015

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars return to participate in the third annual Weld Racing Go-Kart Spectacular at Slideways Karting Center just up the road from the Knoxville Raceway. (Photo: Jeff Wackerlin)

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    Weld Racing Go-Kart Spectacular

    August 13, 2015

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars return to participate in the third annual Weld Racing Go-Kart Spectacular at Slideways Karting Center just up the road from the Knoxville Raceway. (Photo: Jeff Wackerlin)

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