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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.

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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.

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