Bubba Wallace will honor the late Adam Petty within the Sept. 1 Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Wallace unveiled Tuesday the paint scheme on the No. 43 Chevrolet that he’ll drive within the throwback weekend race, a scheme that mirrors the design on Adam Petty’s automobile when he received the ARCA race at Charlotte in September 1998.
It can additionally mirror the paint scheme Petty carried on his race automobile whereas competing in what’s now the Xfinity Collection.
The Petty household nicknamed that automobile “crayon” for the number of colours on it with then-sponsor Spree (a pay as you go telephone card).
Wallace has one earlier Cup begin on the 1.366-mile, egg-shaped observe referred to as “Too Powerful To Tame,” beginning 27th and ending 26th in final yr’s race.
Adam Petty, son of NASCAR on NBC analyst Kyle Petty and grandson of NASCAR Corridor of Famer Richard Petty, was killed Might 12, 2000, on the age of 19, whereas working towards at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Richard Petty made 65 profession begins on Darlington, incomes three wins, 25 top-five and 34 top-10 finishes.