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Darlington Raceway’s throwback event proved so popular last year that the theme is coming back this season as well in the Sprint Cup Series. Tommy Baldwin Racing's No. 7 Chevrolet will be involved in the throwback, paying tribute to 1992 Cup Series champion Alan Kulwicki on Labor Day weekend in September. The No.7 Road Rippers/Toy State design echoes the paint scheme Kulwicki drove to three of his five career wins.
"It is a neat deal for me, I grew up watching him, Davey (Allison) and Bill (Elliott) battle it out for the '92 championship,” said TBR driver Regan Smith, winner of the 2011 Southern 500 at Darlington. “I am really looking forward to getting the No. 7 Road Rippers/Toy State Chevrolet on track Labor Day weekend."
"We're proud to be part of such a unique promotion that helps connect fans to the history of NASCAR," said Toy State President, Andy Friess. "It's a privilege to recognize Alan Kulwicki as a champion, and as a man admired by so many, both inside and outside of the sport."
"It's an honor for us to pay tribute to a true champion of our sport," said team owner Tommy Baldwin. "Sharing the car number is a great way to celebrate his accomplishments, it is even more special because Alan achieved success as an independent team. We're grateful to Darlington Raceway and NASCAR for giving us such a special platform."
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