Jimmie Johnson nailed it for his final NASCAR throwback race.
The 44-year-old driver, who plans to retire after this season, will honor fellow seven-time Cup Series champions Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Richard Petty with a special paint scheme for next month’s Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was inspired by both Earnhardt’s famous Goodwrench paint scheme and Petty’s iconic STP wrap.
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While Johnson clearly put thought into his throwback paint scheme, the NASCAR legend also has been devoting plenty of headspace to a potential move to IndyCar. The soon-to-be-retired driver recently revealed the full scope of his open-wheel ambitions.
As for the Southern 500, NASCAR’s sixth annual throwback race is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET on Sept. 6.