2017 Miller Genuine Draft paint scheme for Darlington Raceway is a throwback paint scheme, originally driven by Rusty Wallace
Darlington Raceway isn’t just a badass race track. It also brings all the badass NASCAR paint schemes.
This year, a Rusty Wallace car will return to the Southern 500 via Brad Keselowski. It’s the 3rd year of Darlington’s Throwback Weekend.
Brad Keselowski is bringing a throwback Rusty Wallace paint scheme. The iconic, black and gold, Miller Genuine Draft paint scheme. The same car that Rusty Wallace himself calls, “His favorite car.”
Throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway entices most team to participate with throwback paint schemes. There’s more throwback cars than not.
The theme this year at Darlington’s throwback weekend? 1985-1989 era NASCAR machines.
Rusty Wallace won the 1989 driving the #27 Kodak machine. In 1990, he picked up new sponsorship from the Miller Brewing company debuting the iconic black and gold Miller Genuine Draft paint scheme. In 1991, Rusty Wallace took the Miller sponsorship with him as he signed as a new driver for Penske Racing, moving the the #2 car.
Brad Keselowski has actually fielded a similar Miller Genuine Draft paint scheme in the past. He ran the black/gold paint scheme (pictured here) at Michigan International Speedway in 2015.
Brad Keselowski hasn’t yet signed a contact extension with Team Penske. The 2012 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion could become a free agent. However, today via a teleconference he hinted it’s only a matter of time before he re-signs with Penske.
Brad Keselowski stated, “Well, that’s a great question, one that I hope to have answered very, very soon. I can tell you that I’ve gone a long ways in my life and career with the help of Roger and all Team Penske and I hope to continue to do so. So I think that’s all I can say really at the moment.”
Brad Keselowski has picked up 22 of his 23 NASCAR wins while driving for Team Penske.
The 2017 Bojangles’ Southern 500 will take place on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. with coverage on NBCSN and MRN.
Author: Shane Walters