As NASCAR’s Next Gen cars make their first visit to Darlington Raceway this weekend, the teams have dressed the new cars in tribute to the sport’s past. NASCAR’s throwback weekend has been a perennial highlight of the season since its introduction in 2015. The weekend was combined with the Southern 500 at the famous South Carolina speedway until 2020.
In 2021, the throwback weekend was moved to the revived 400-mile race in the spring in Darlington. This year, more than half of the NASCAR Cup Series field will race a throwback livery in the Goodyear 400. A wide variety of tributes have been paid to the storied pasts of certain teams, iconic former drivers and active drivers who have played in the Cup Series long enough to throw back on its own.
I’ve picked five of my favorite paint schemes that you’ll see at the track today. Be sure to leave your own top five in the comments.