Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Bubba To Wheel Mark Martin Throwback At Darlington

Bubba Wallace’s No. 6 Ford Mustang will carry a Retro 1990-91 throwback scheme that mirrors the colors of NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Mark Martin’s No. 6 Ford Thunderbird. The paint scheme also pays homage to Ford Motor Company, who has provided manufacturing support to Roush Fenway since it launched its NASCAR operation in 1988 and has worked hand-in-hand with iconic team owner Jack Roush since the late 1960s.
“I’m really excited to run this paint scheme at Darlington,” said Wallace. “I think it will be one of the best looking schemes on the track that weekend. Everybody knows about Mark Martin’s accomplishments in NASCAR and his importance to the legacy of Roush Fenway. He’s going into the Hall of Fame this year and it’s really an honor to run this scheme on our car at Darlington.”
Martin led 1,111 laps, won four races and posted 40 Top-10 finishes during the 1990 and 1991 seasons, with sponsorship from Folger’s Coffee. He finished second in the Sprint Cup point standings during the 1990 season and sixth in 1991.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing that car back out on the track,” said Martin, who won 35 Cup races driving for Roush Fenway. “We really started to hit our stride during that time and it was great to go to the race track every week knowing that we had a chance to win and that we were competing for championships at the highest level.”

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:10 PM

    I know that the changes in paint schemes drives you commentators nuts, as you have stated on Speedway on Sirius Xmsirus. But you do have to admit that the retro paint schemes really pull on your heart strings. Thanks, can't wait to listen to you tomorrow!