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Richard Childress Racing to honor Dale Earnhardt’s 1987 Darlington win with throwback schemes

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Richard Childress Racing drivers Austin Dillon and Ryan Newman are going back in time and NASCAR history to pay tribute to the late Dale Earnhardt’s win in the 1987 Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

For this year’s Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington, Dillon and Newman each will drive cars with a similar paint scheme to the yellow and blue Wrangler Jeans scheme Earnhardt carried for several seasons on his No. 3 Chevrolet. Earnhardt won nine times at Darlington in his career.

Both cars will go for the win at Darlington in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Sept. 3, at 6 p.m. ET.

Said Dillon, “That car and scheme is legendary. It’s not just cool, but successful.”

Added Newman, “It’s one of the coolest schemes I’ve ever seen. Wins, titles, great moments -- this car did it all.”

Click here to see the schemes Newman and Dillon will carry.

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