HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – BK Racing and Corey LaJoie will pay tribute to Davey Allison during the Southern 500 NASCAR Throwback Weekend at Darlington Raceway.
Dr. Pepper will adorn the No. 23 Toyota Camry with a paint scheme modeled after the No. 23 Miller High Life car that Allison ran from 1983-1985 in the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series (now XFINITY Series).
The car was unveiled at the NASCAR Hall of Fame by LaJoie, Bobby Allison, Darlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp and BK Racing team owner Ron Devine.
“Seeing this car back on track will bring back so many great memories,” said Bobby Allison, Davey’s father and a 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee. “My family and the LaJoies have known each other for a very long time, so I’m very glad to have Corey racing this tribute car for my son, Davey.”
“I’m excited to race Darlington Raceway for the first time,” added LaJoie. “It’s pretty cool to run my first race at this historic track with the Dr. Pepper colors and as a tribute to the Allison family.”
Carrying the Miller High Life colors, Davey Allison drove the No. 23 to three top-five and seven top-10 finishes, including a best effort of fourth at both Darlington in 1983 and Dover in 1984.
“Darlington has always been a special place, and it is the perfect track for the NASCAR Throwback Weekend,” said Devine. “I can’t thank Dr. Pepper enough for their continued support and the Allison family for fully embracing this project.”
CREDIT: BK Racing
Additional reporting by Race Chaser Online managing editor Jacob Seelman.