It’s that time of year again when NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck series teams start sharing throwback paint schemes they’ll run at Darlington Raceway during its yearly throwback weekend.
This time, the celebration is held May 7-9 on Mother’s Day weekend to unite fans of all generations.
We’re doing things a bit different this year at Frontstretch; we’ll keep an updated list here as teams reveal their throwback liveries. Be sure to check back often as more schemes are revealed.
In commemoration of John Andretti, we've designed and sponsored a replica of his Ford Thunderbird RCA paint scheme in the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR at Darlington Raceway May 7-9. 🏎️💨 It's a replica of the paint scheme of the RCA car he raced in the 1990s. #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/BYHwmjDrdU
— StarCom Racing (@StarcomRacing) May 3, 2021
Throwback: Tribute to John Andretti’s 1990s RCA Ford Thunderbird.
— RCR (@RCRracing) May 4, 2021
Throwback: Honors NASCAR Hall of Famer Fireball Roberts, who drove a similar scheme in 1959.
We’re celebrating the car that started it all for @KyleLarsonRacin!
The No. 5 https://t.co/OdrQ85uamk Chevy will sport a #NASCARThrowback scheme based on Kyle Larson‘s first race car. Tune in Sunday, May 9 for the throwback action @TooToughToTame! pic.twitter.com/lQz7o3Hq4s
— Hendrick Automotive (@HendrickAuto) April 29, 2021
Throwback: Larson’s first racecar, a go-kart, which his family helped run. Larson will also wear a firesuit and helmet similar to what he wore over 20 years ago.
#NASCARThrowback@TylerReddick will pay homage to Grammy Award-winning singer and @NASCAR driver Marty Robbins at @TooToughToTame with his No. 8 @JoeNichols / Quartz Hill Records Chevy. pic.twitter.com/eDc8H9hkCK
— RCR (@RCRracing) May 4, 2021
Throwback: Tribute to Marty Robbins’ No. 42 car from 1972.
— Hooters Racing (@HootersRacing) March 30, 2021
Throwback: Honors Alan Kulwicki and his 1992 Cup Series championship run in the Hooters No. 7 car. Coincidentally, Kulwicki narrowly defeated Bill Elliott for the 1992 title.
— Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) April 28, 2021
Throwback: Similar to Mark Martin’s No. 60 Winn-Dixie race-winning car from the 2000 Texas Motor Speedway Xfinity race.
You voted and we listened! Take a look at @dennyhamlin’s @SportClips throwback paint scheme for @TooToughToTame. The red-and-white design honors the late Julius “Slick” Johnson, a South Carolina native that competed in the #NASCAR Cup series during the 1980s. #sportclipsthrowback pic.twitter.com/NwLxCNMUGE
— Joe Gibbs Racing (@JoeGibbsRacing) April 26, 2021
Throwback: Resembles the late Julius Johnson’s No. 18 Cup car that was run in the 1980s.
There it is! 💥
— Team Penske (@Team_Penske) April 29, 2021
Throwback: Similar to Blaney’s super late model car run in 2010-2011.
This number carries the weight of legends. @ChaseBriscoe_14's AJ Foyt throwback dips deep into the history of our iconic number, paying homage to the heroes that drove it before him. #NASCARThrowback pic.twitter.com/qGUDnzrpCn
— Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) May 4, 2021
Throwback: Tribute to AJ Foyt’s 1986 scheme, complete with a custom helmet.
🚨 THROWBACK UNVEIL 🚨
Check out @KyleBusch's @mmschocolate throwback design for @TooToughToTame, which celebrates M&M’S 80th anniversary. The design includes an old-school Yellow and Red, alongside the iconic M&M’S lentils and a special 80th anniversary message. pic.twitter.com/P8ewTcUW51
— Joe Gibbs Racing (@JoeGibbsRacing) April 20, 2021
Throwback: Celebrating M&M’S 80th anniversary.
A lot of guys on our team and I have some great memories with matte black cars, so we’re taking that and putting an @AutoOwnersIns spin on it for @TooToughToTame this year. #NASCARThrowback pic.twitter.com/wtdAxZbn3v
— Martin Truex Jr. (@MartinTruex_Jr) April 27, 2021
Throwback: Sports the matte-black color that Truex ran during his time with Furniture Row Racing.
Talk about a complete surprise tonight on #NASCAR #RaceHub! Pumped to run this @MarioAndretti inspired @shellracingus Mustang at @TooToughToTame on May 9th!#NASCARThrowback | @FordPerformance pic.twitter.com/ijtlBKxXCW
— Joey Logano (@joeylogano) April 8, 2021
Throwback: Carries the same colors that Mario Andretti’s car had when he won his first Formula 1 race in 1971. Andretti is the only driver to win Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500 and Formula 1 World Championship.
— 23XI Racing (@23XIRacing) May 4, 2021
Throwback: Tribute to Wendell Scott’s race-winning paint scheme from 1963. Scott was the first Black driver to win a Grand National Series event at Speedway Park, a dirt track in Jacksonville, Fla.
— Valvoline (@Valvoline) April 27, 2021
Throwback: Honors Neil Bonnett, who ran the scheme in his No. 75 car in the 1980s.
A special throwback to commemorate a special win, this one's for John 💙
Here's @Erik_Jones' No. 43 @OriginalSTP Chevy for @TooToughToTame, a tribute to John Andretti's race-winning ride at Martinsville in 1999! #CheckIt4Andretti | #NASCARThrowback | #RPMotorsports pic.twitter.com/KjApHCE3yX
— Richard Petty Motorsports (@RPMotorsports) May 3, 2021
Throwback: Pays homage to John Andretti, who took this scheme to victory lane at Martinsville Speedway in 1999 while driving for Petty Enterprises.
— JTG Daugherty Racing (@JTGRacing) April 29, 2021
Throwback: A nod to Ricky Craven’s 2003 Tide No. 32 car that he beat Kurt Busch by inches at Darlington.
I thought it was about time we did something for the guy who calls the shots for the Ally 48 team. From driver to crew chief, Greg’s the man. Thanks @TeamHendrick & @allyracing for taking my idea & running with it. Ready to get this scheme on track at Darlington #NASCARThrowback pic.twitter.com/LiKpbhy97n
— Alex Bowman (@Alex_Bowman) April 20, 2021
Throwback: Crew chief Greg Ives’ late model paint scheme from the late 1990s. Ives received the car after Jim Pagel passed away in a stock car accident.
Next month at @TooToughToTame, we’re honoring the late Lennie Pond with this throwback paint scheme to match his Burger King car. As always, @insuranceking_ knocked it out of the park with this one. Read about it below. 👇👇https://t.co/XrQ1Cp8IC9 pic.twitter.com/MXy3ruE2O7
— Josh Bilicki (@joshbilicki) April 14, 2021
Throwback: Resembles Lennie Pond’s No. 54 Burger King car from the 1979 Daytona 500.
— Spire Motorsports (@SpireMotorsport) April 29, 2021
Throwback: Similar to Robert Pressley’s 2001 car; also carries names of mothers of both Fraternal Order of Eagles members and those part of Spire Motorsports.
— Trackhouse Racing (@TeamTrackhouse) May 3, 2021
Throwback: Camping World’s launch in 1966. Designed by Kyle Sykes and Noah Sweet (also known as Lefty).
— JD Motorsports w/ Gary Keller (@JDMotorsports01) April 21, 2021
Throwback: Earnhardt Sr.’s Atlanta Olympics paint scheme from the 1996 All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
— JR Motorsports (@JRMotorsports) April 27, 2021
Throwback: Honors Darrell Waltrip, who ran this Gatorade paint scheme in 1979.
Honoring his family legacy, @MyattSnider is throwing it back to his grandfather's No. 2 car which was driven by Jimmie Lewallen in the Grand National Series. 👏@TaxSlayer | @TooToughToTame pic.twitter.com/AbEi3qjIZs
— RCR (@RCRracing) May 4, 2021
Throwback: Honors Snider’s grandfather, who owned the No. 2 car driven by Jimmie Lewallen in the 1950s.
Our new partnership will throw it back to Mark's 1994 ride!
— JD Motorsports w/ Gary Keller (@JDMotorsports01) April 23, 2021
Throwback: Similar to Mark Martin’s 1994 Valvoline paint scheme he ran in Cup.
Throwback: Resembles Dale Earnhardt’s GM Goodwrench Service/Tazmanian Devil scheme from the 2000 Daytona 500.
— JR Motorsports (@JRMotorsports) March 23, 2021
Throwback: Commemorates Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s 2001 Pepsi 400 victory at Daytona International Speedway, the first Cup race at Daytona after Earnhardt Sr. passed away.
— Kaulig Racing (@KauligRacing) April 26, 2021
Throwback: Honors Jeb’s dad Ward Burton’s first Cup win at Rockingham Speedway in 1995 (though the silver stripe on the side appeared the following year).
For @TooToughToTame's annual throwback weekend, @Justin_Haley_'s scheme will kick it back to 2014!@MattKaulig's award-winning company, @LeafFilter, made its @NASCAR debut on the No. 32 Cup car.#NASCARThrowback | #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/6ctM2OUvpX
— Kaulig Racing (@KauligRacing) April 26, 2021
Throwback: LeafFilter’s first NASCAR sponsorship, the No. 32 Go Fas Racing Ford in 2014. Team owner Matt Kaulig also owns the company.
— Joe Gibbs Racing (@JoeGibbsRacing) May 3, 2021
Throwback: Carries the same colors as Red Farmer’s No. 97 Long-Lewis car. Lead mechanic Charlie Brock is Farmer’s grandson.
THROWBACK 🚨 @deximaging and @HBurtonRacing joined forces to create this incredibly cool @TooToughToTame throwback, which honors @JeffBurton and his Holiday Inn scheme. #NASCARThrowback pic.twitter.com/7tlzhhxPuF
— Joe Gibbs Racing (@JoeGibbsRacing) April 30, 2021
Throwback: Sports a similar design as Harrison’s dad Jeff Burton’s No. 29 Holiday Inn car from
Back to the 90’s we go!
Throwing it back to 1997 and honoring @kylepetty at @TooToughToTame with @comserveverizon / https://t.co/hVKANDh6te and @brandongdovic 🔥#DarlingtonThrowback | #SteakhouseElite200 | #TeamToyota | #SnapMobile pic.twitter.com/PrncHhlyLn
— Sam Hunt Racing (@Team_SHR26) April 16, 2021
Throwback: Kyle Petty’s 1997 Hot Wheels scheme in the Cup Series.
The photos have been developed!@TommyJoeMartins will pay tribute to Rich Bickle’s 1999 10-10-345 Lucky Dog paint scheme at @TooToughToTame with #CapitalCityHauling on board.#NASCARThrowback #SteakhouseElite200 pic.twitter.com/UjBvJD4GCq
— Martins Motorsports (@TeamMartins) April 12, 2021
Throwback: Resembles Rich Bickle’s Lucky Dog 10-10-345 scheme from 1999.
— Kyle Weatherman (@KyleWeatherman) May 4, 2021
Throwback: Likened to Richard Petty’s 1981 Buick livery.
NEWS: Big Machine Racing to honor legendary racer Dan Gurney with special throwback paint scheme at @TooToughToTame.
— Big Machine Racing (@bigmchnracing) April 13, 2021
Throwback: Tribute to Dan Gurney’s 1970 All American Racers, Inc. scheme in the Trans Am Series.
Breaking News: 🚨🚨🚨@JClements51 teaming up with @AllSouthElectr1 to deliver one of the most well known paint schemes of the 2000’s. @DaleJarrett 2006 livery! #NASCARThrowback @TooToughToTame @XfinityRacing @NASCAR_Xfinity @Spartanburg1400 @whitetaildip #REGoodson pic.twitter.com/0ULxLKS0SS
— JeremyClementsRacing (@JCR_Clements51) April 27, 2021
Throwback: Resembles Dale Jarrett’s No. 88 UPS scheme from 2006.
Throwback: Features the same number style that was on Modified legend Richie Evans’ No. 61 car.
Throwback: Resembles Rusty Wallace’s 2004 Duraflame Dodge.
So tell me.. #WhatCanBrandonBrownDoForYou?📦
— Brandon Brown (@brandonbrown_68) May 4, 2021
Throwback: Sports the same livery as Dale Jarrett’s 2002 UPS car.
. @BayleyCurrey will be behind the wheel of the #BobbyAllison throwback car this weekend at Darlington Raceway!
Thanks to our wonderful partners | @SAVE22VETS & @ProvidingHopeVA#nascar | #TeamMHR | #throwback pic.twitter.com/RsuXtV2GUg
— Mike Harmon Racing (@mhrracing) May 3, 2021
Throwback: Bobby Allison’s No. 28 Grey Ghost scheme from 1981.
— Josh Williams (@Josh6williams) April 29, 2021
Throwback: Honors the late Rusty Crews with a similar scheme to the No. 81 car ran in Figure 8 style racing at Auburndale Speedway in Florida. Crews, who was part of DGM Racing in its early years, also drove the car at Lakeland Speedway.
— Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) April 29, 2021
Throwback: Resembles team co-owner Tony Stewart’s The Home Depot No. 20 from 1999, Stewart’s rookie season.
— BJ McLeod Motorsports, Inc. (@TeamBJMcLeod) April 1, 2021
Throwback: Honors Ryan’s grandfather Vic Ellis, who passed away in 1958.
Kris Wright in the 02 is throwing it back to Ron Hornaday, Jr.’s 6 truck for Darlington.
— Kris Wright 🏁 NASCAR (@KrisOnNASCAR) May 4, 2021
Throwback: Likened to Ron Hornaday Jr.’s No. 6 Goodwrench livery from 2005.
— David Gilliland Racing (@dgr_racing) May 3, 2021
Throwback: Recognition of Ford GT’s first endurance win at the 1966 Daytona 24 Hour Continental race.
Still smiling about the opportunity we had today at the SC Governors Mansion with Gov. @henrymcmaster to unveil our @TooToughToTame throwback scheme honoring @LarryMac28 first Cup race with @markmartin! 🏁🏁 pic.twitter.com/WadkFihtO1
— Jordan Anderson (@j66anderson) April 28, 2021
Throwback: Honors his future father-in-law Larry McReynolds with a similar scheme as Mark Martin’s No. 02 Apache car from 1982.
— Hattori Racing (@Hattori_Racing) March 17, 2021
Throwback: Resembles NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Mike Stefanik’s No. 16 Whelen Modified Tour car from 2010-2011.
MHR To Run 2003 @NAPAKnowHow Paint Scheme In @TooToughToTame Throwback Race
Commemorating DEI Entry @MW55 Drove To Victory In Daytona 500#NASCARThrowbackhttps://t.co/zkooTECnRg pic.twitter.com/fCHkar0tHE
— Bill McAnally Racing (@BMR_NASCAR) April 21, 2021
Throwback: Features Michael Waltrip’s 2003 Daytona 500 winning scheme.
As good as gold! @chasepurdy12 throwing it back to Davey Allison's No. 23 circa 1981 for @TooToughToTame.@NASCAR_Trucks // @BamaBuggies #WeAreGMS #NASCAR #NASCARThrowback #PurdyFast #Team23 pic.twitter.com/T709hmUIdi
— GMS Racing (@GMSRacingLLC) April 27, 2021
Throwback: Tribute to Davey Allison’s No. 23 car from 1981.
— Rackley W.A.R. (@Rackley_WAR) April 29, 2021
Throwback: Tribute to Bobby Hamilton, who won his second Darlington race in 2003 in the No. 4 truck.
With all due respect y'all, @TylerAnkrum is gonna do some driving at @TooToughToTame.@LIUNA // @NASCAR_Trucks #WeAreGMS #NASCAR #NASCARThrowback #TA26 #YourWorkforceSolutions pic.twitter.com/oK7igy4YKh
— GMS Racing (@GMSRacingLLC) April 27, 2021
Throwback: Carries the colors and flames that were on Ricky Bobby’s Wonder Bread car in the 2006 movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
‼️THROWBACK RELEASE‼️ @DBohn659 will be throwing it back to @MW55 1989-90 Country Time scheme in the #NASCAR truck race this May @TooToughToTame.@NAMotorCar | @SierraDeltaDogs | @NASCAR_Trucks pic.twitter.com/Dv3sqCHkok
— On Point Motorsports (@OnPMotorsports) April 22, 2021
Throwback: Michael Waltrip’s Country Time paint scheme that he ran in the Cup Series for Bahari Racing from 1989-90.
— Akinori Ogata (@AkinoriOgata) April 12, 2021
Throwback: Kenji Momota’s 1995 Marukatsu scheme. Momota is the first Japanese driver to compete in the Truck Series.
NEWS: @ToddGilliland_ will be throwing back to the livery of the 1998 NASCAR Atlantic Seaboard Regional Champion, Charles Powell III who won the regional Late Model Stock title while racing for Ricky Benton and the @BlacksTire team!
— Front Row Motorsports (@Team_FRM) May 4, 2021
Throwback: Honors Charles Powell III, who drove the No. 22 Late Model for Ricky Benton and the Black’s Tire and Auto Service team. Powell won the 1998 Atlantic Seaboard Regional championship.
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#NASCARThrowback #LiftKits4Less200 #TruckSeries #NASCAR #MarquisSpas #RyanTruex #GoRyan #FastestWayToRelax pic.twitter.com/gsWvNSBXfr
— ryan truex (@Ryan_Truex) May 4, 2021
Throwback: Celebrates Marquis Hot Tubs’ history with an old school logo from the 1980s. Martin Truex Jr. ran this scheme last year in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event at virtual North Wilkesboro Speedway.
*correct scheme obvi*
(This is why I’m not a PR guy) 🤣 pic.twitter.com/ILsGrzYr5r
— Carson Hocevar (@CarsonHocevar) May 4, 2021
Throwback: Resembles Johnny Benson’s No. 10 Valvoline MaxLife scheme from the early 2000s.
— Niece Motorsports (@NieceMotorsport) May 4, 2021
Throwback: Darnell’s two Truck Series victories at Kansas Speedway in 2007 and Michigan International Speedway in 2008.
— Timmy Hill (@TimmyHillRacer) April 28, 2021
Throwback: Resembles Kenny Irwin’s No. 98 Raybestos paint scheme from 1998.