Mark Martin’s 1993 scheme will be run by Ryan Newman in the Southern 500
Ryan Newman’s 2019 throwback paint scheme was released at Darlington Raceway this week.
In 1993, Mark Martin drove to victory lane in the Southern 500. It doubled as the first Southern 500 victory for team owner Jack Roush.
“It think the scheme looks great,” said Ryan Newman, who will pilot the Ford Mustang during September’s throwback weekend at the 1.366-mile oval affectionately termed the ‘Track Too Tough to Tame.’
“Darlington is my favorite track on the circuit and the Southern 500 is one of the best events on our schedule. I can’t wait to come back here in September and see if we can put this No. 6 back in victory lane.”
The 2019 event marks year five of the throwback themed race weekend. Teams show up with retro wraps on their modern machines. But, it doesn’t stop with the wrap itself, retro outfits and facial hair will also make an appearance up and down the pit lane.
“The Throwback platform has been an exceptional way for Darlington Raceway to connect the past, present and future of the sport, and no better place to do it in my mind than here at Darlington, which I think is the most historic and iconic race track on the circuit,” said Kerry Tharp, President of Darlington Raceway.
“This will be year five for us and it’s an opportunity for the people to come back that have been a part of the sport for a long time and reconnect with family and friends. It’s a reunion, and we want that reunion to continue to build,” Tharp concluded.
Oscar Mayer joined the #6 machine for the first time back in 2003. This is their second year participating in the throwback version of the event.
“We at Oscar Mayer have a rich tradition of making quality meats, and we’re excited to celebrate that tradition this September as part of NASCAR’s Throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway,” said Matt Riezman, Associate Director of Marketing, Oscar Mayer.
“We’re even more excited to throw back to one of NASCAR’s most iconic drivers, Mark Martin, in a fun way by wrapping our famed Wienermobile to match our throwback No. 6,” Riezman concluded.