HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 19, 2016) – Tommy Baldwin Racing’s No. 7 Chevrolet will pay tribute to 1992 NASCAR Cup champion Alan Kulwicki during Darlington Raceway’s throwback weekend in September. The No.7 Road Rippers/Toy State design echoes the familiar paint scheme that Kulwicki drove to Victory Lane in three of his five career wins.
Smith, the 2011 winner of the Southern 500, said of his paint scheme honoring Kulwicki, “It is a neat deal for me, I grew up watching him, Davey (Allison) and Bill (Elliott) battle it out for the ’92 championship. 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.”