Darlington Raceway to continue 'Throwback Weekend' in 2016

After a wildly successful 2015 event, Darlington Raceway is going to pay tribute to days long past once again during the weekend of the 2016 Southern 500.

The tradition will indeed continue in 2016.

The concept earned the historic track the National Motorsports Press Association Myers Brothers Award for outstanding contributions to stock car racing.

Darlington will be celebrating the 1975-1984 era of the sport next year, the beginning of the modern era in NASCAR.

We had tremendous response from the industry last season, which included the race teams, NASCAR, NBC, Goodyear and the NASCAR Hall of Fame, to name a few," Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile said in a release.

"This is a fun and unique way to honor the history and heritage of NASCAR racing at one of the sport’s most iconic tracks on Labor Day weekend.”

Among the many throwbacks during the 2015 race weekend, 32 Sprint Cup teams and several Xfinity teams ran throwback paint schemes, paying tribute to former racers, older sponsor logos and their family members.

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