Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to honor Darrell Waltrip with Darlington throwback scheme
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will honor NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip with a special throwback scheme in the Sept. 3 Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Stenhouse will drive the No. 17 Fifth Third Bank-sponsored Roush Fenway Racing Ford Fusion in the race.
The car will carry a paint scheme from Waltrip’s 1997 NASCAR Cup season, one of Stenhouse’s favorite paint schemes along with the all-chrome variety Waltrip also ran that same season.
“We’re sticking with an iconic No. 17 paint scheme again this year for the Darlington throwback weekend,” Stenhouse said in a media release. “This scheme from 1997 has the chrome numbers on it that everyone associates with Waltrip.
“I hope it brings us the kind of success that he achieved at ‘The Lady in Black’.”
Waltrip earned 5 wins, 18 top-5 and 23 top-10 finishes in 55 starts at Darlington.