Bubba Wallace To Pay Tribute to Mark Martin with Throwback

Bubba Wallace may have just unveiled the best XFINITY Series throwback scheme of the year.

The Roush Fenway Racing driver will feature a throwback to Mark Martin’s No. 6 Ford Thunderbird in the Sprint Cup Series on his Ford Mustang at Darlington Raceway.

“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.”

During the two years the scheme was ran, Martin won four races and posted 40 top-10 finishes en route to finishing second and sixth in points, respectively.

“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.”

Beyond paying tribute to Martin, the scheme also pays homage to Ford Motor Company, which has been partnered with Jack Roush since he launched his NASCAR team in 1988.

 

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