Craven for some history: Go Green Racing’s paint scheme recalls closest Darlington finish
That was exciting, wasn’t it?
Twelve years ago, Ricky Craven beat Kurt Busch by .002 seconds - tied for the closest NASCAR finish in the electronic timing and scoring era - to win the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 at Darlington Raceway.
Now Go Green Racing, which runs the No. 32 Ford with Josh Wise, is paying tribute to the finish in the Sept. 6 Southern 500 with the paint scheme Craven raced in his second-career win.
“Being a Maine native I always pulled for Ricky when he was running in the Cup Series,” said team owner Archie St. Hilaire in a team release. “I couldn’t see a more ideal situation to run this throwback scheme.”
It won’t be Tide on the car, though. Instead it will be BeerFrost.com and CorvetteParts.net.
Meanwhile, the No. 32 Pontiac Craven won in can be found at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. The car was one of the first donations to the museum.