Sep
8

Throwback to a Memorable Throwback Weekend

Racing

Team Lowe’s Racing is never one to let a poor finish keep them from improving. Similarly, we aren’t going to let Saturday night’s 33rd place finish spoil what was an awesome weekend at NASCAR’s oldest superspeedway. Here’s a little throwback to our throwback weekend in Darlington…

It was announced weeks ago that Jimmie would pilot a scheme paying tribute to two NASCAR legends who lay claim to the most wins at “The Lady in Black.”

The exact scheme that Jimmie ran was originally driven by David Pearson. How well did “The Silver Fox” do in the blue and yellow?

Team Lowe’s looked to continue their winning traditions while honoring the sport’s rich past.

When David Pearson won the 1979 Southern 500 in the blue and yellow No. 2, times were quite different. But some things never change – we looked at an original program from that race to compare.

NBC’s throwback broadcast recalled Pearson’s triumph.

Nothing keeps Jimmie hydrated like good old fashioned Gatorade, who pulled out all the stops last weekend.

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Thanks to the Memory Lane Museum in Mooresville, NC, Jimmie had a Dale Earnhardt hat from 1979 – paint scheme and all! Next time you're in Charlotte, stop  by Memory Lane to see the original blue and yellow No. 2 Oldsmobile driven by Dale and David in 1979.

The only place the blue and yellow No. 48 Lowe’s Chevy could have looked any better than on the track was Gatorade’s throwback victory lane…

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