DARLINGTON, S.C. (May 28, 2019) – In partnership with Darlington Raceway, Ryan Newman, Oscar Mayer and Roush Fenway Racing unveiled the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang that Newman will drive in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 on September 1. The 2019 throwback design honors Mark Martin’s 1993 paint scheme that was made famous by Jack Roush’s first Bojangles’ Southern 500 win that same year.
“I think the scheme looks great,” Newman said. “Darlington is my favorite track on the circuit and the Southern 500 is one of the best events on our schedule. I can’t wait to come back here in September and see if we can put this No. 6 back in Gatorade Victory Lane.”
Newman’s throwback paint scheme for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 features the same scheme of Martin’s ‘93 Ford Mustang reimagined in Oscar Mayer colors. The iconic Wienermobile also made an appearance at the event, proudly wrapped in the same colors.
This is the 70th running of the Bojangles’ Southern 500, with this season’s throwback weekend paying tribute to the years 1990-94. Martin led 178 laps en route to his 1993 Southern 500 win, also driving the same scheme to a second-place finish in the spring event at Darlington that same season, leading 123 laps. Martin led 301 laps during the 1993 season at Darlington Raceway.
This will be the fifth season Darlington has hosted throwback weekend, with the event having grown into the official throwback weekend of NASCAR and of the most prized weekends on the circuit.
“The Throwback platform has been an exceptional way for Darlington Raceway to connect the past, present and future of the sport, and no better place to do it in my mind than here at Darlington, which I think is the most historic and iconic race track on the circuit,” said Kerry Tharp, President of Darlington Raceway. “This will be year five for us and it’s an opportunity for the people to come back that have been a part of the sport for a long time and reconnect with family and friends. It’s a reunion, and we want that reunion to continue to build.”
About Darlington Raceway
The Tradition Continues on Labor Day weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500® is set for Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. The NASCAR XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 will race on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.
You can keep up with all of the latest news from Darlington Raceway at DarlingtonRaceway.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/DarlingtonRaceway and on Twitter at Twitter.com/TooToughToTame. Fans are encouraged to post their Bojangles’ Southern 500 stories and memories at #TraditionContinues, #BojanglesSo500 and #SportClips200.
About The Kraft Heinz Company
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About Roush Fenway Racing
Roush Fenway Racing is the winningest team in NASCAR history, fielding multiple teams in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition. Moving into its 32nd season, Roush Fenway is a leader in driver development, having launched the careers for many of the top drivers in the sport. Off the track, Roush Fenway is a leader in NASCAR marketing solutions, pioneering motorsport’s first team-focused TV show and producing multiple award-winning Social Media, digital content and experiential marketing campaigns. Roush Fenway is co-owned by Jack Roush, the winningest team owner in NASCAR history and Fenway Sports Group, parent company of Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox and English Premier League’s Liverpool F.C. Visit RoushFenway.com, circle on Google+, become a fan on Facebook and Instagram, and follow on Twitter at @roushfenway.