Hendrick Motorsports honors Jimmie Johnson with Southern 500 schemes
A day after Jimmie Johnson unveiled his Southern 500 tribute to Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty, his Hendrick Motorsports teammates turned the tables on him.
For the Sept. 6 Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott and William Byron will each drive paint schemes based on cars from Johnson’s Cup career.
Bowman’s No. 88 Chevrolet is based on Johnson’s 2006 championship season, his first of five Cup titles in a row.
Chase Elliott’s No. 9 Chevrolet is inspired by Johnson’s 2009 championship season.
And William Byron’s paint scheme is taken from the car Johnson drove to a win in the 2013 All-Star Race, his fourth and final victory in the exhibition event.
Johnson shared his thoughts on each paint scheme and driver in the below video.