Jeffrey Earnhardt to pay tribute to Dale Earnhardt with Olympic-themed car
Jeffrey Earnhardt‘s throwback scheme for next month’s Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway will commemorate the Olympic-themed cars and truck Dale Earnhardt drove in the 1996 All-Star Race.
Dale Earnhardt drove the cars and truck ahead of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He completed third in the All-Star Race.
Jeffrey Earnhardt will drive a comparable looking cars and truck ahead of the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo.
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“Man, this ForeverLawn Chevrolet is beautiful,” Jeffrey Earnhardt stated in a declaration from the group. “Any time I get the chance to honor my family’s history in the sport, I jump at the opportunity. I remember seeing this car that my grandfather drove as a kid, and I loved it.
“Throwback Weekend is always something I look forward to each year, and I’m so happy that we get to be a part of it once again. I’m very thankful to ForeverLawn for allowing me to run this paint scheme at Darlington. It looked great twenty-five years ago and still looks great today.”
The Might 8-9 Xfinity and Cup races at Darlington Raceway have actually been designated the track’s throwback weekend this season.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.