June 24, 2016 | 1:32 P.M. EST
Go Fas Racing and driver Jeffrey Earnhardt have unveiled the throwback paint scheme their No. 32 Ford will carry for the Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Sept. 4 at Darlington Raceway. (Credit: Go Fas Racing)
Go Fas Racing and driver Jeffrey Earnhardt have unveiled the throwback paint scheme their No. 32 Ford will carry for the Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Sept. 4 at Darlington Raceway.
It pays tribute to Jeffrey’s grandfather, Dale Earnhardt, with a design that combines the No. 3 and No. 2 cars driven by “The Intimidator” in 1981 – a year that included his sixth-place finish in the Southern 500 at Darlington.
“Sometimes, things just fall together at the right time,” said Go Fas Racing owner Archie St. Hilaire. “The idea of a tribute to Dale Earnhardt’s 1981 season stood out to all of us above the rest. Throw in the fact that we get to have Jeffrey showcase his family’s heritage and pay tribute to his grandfather, and that’s icing on the cake.”
Dale Earnhardt, a seven-time Cup Series champion, was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010.
“My grandfather ran this paint scheme in 1981, when he started the season in the No. 2 car driving for Rod Osterlund,” Jeffrey Earnhardt said. “When Richard Childress purchased the team halfway through the season, it became the famous No. 3 – so you have that ’32’ connection.”
Darlington Raceway’s award-winning throwback event celebrates the history and heritage of NASCAR racing at one of the sport’s most iconic tracks. The campaign focuses on specific eras with the historic moments and drivers that made an impact at the track “Too Tough to Tame.”
Motor Racing Network – “The Voice of NASCAR” – will have live coverage of this year’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Sunday, Sept. 4, beginning at 5 p.m. (ET) – with live streaming at MRN.com and on the MRN App.