Gallagher To Honor Waltrip At Darlington

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Spencer Gallagher will race Michael Waltrip’s rookie colors at Darlington Raceway next month. (GMS Racing photo)

STATESVILLE, N.C. – GMS Racing announced Thursday that Spencer Gallagher and Allegiant will change their normal blue and white paint scheme at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 2 in honor of Michael Waltrip’s 1986 No. 23 Hawaiian Punch Pontiac.

The VFW Sport Clips 200 is part of the annual NASCAR Throwback weekend, now in its third year.

“I am really excited about being a part of the throwback weekend at Darlington,” said Gallagher. “I have always looked up to Michael (Waltrip) so getting the opportunity to honor him is an amazing feeling. He has done a lot for this sport and to be able to bring back some memories and history for him and the fans is really exciting.”

Michael Waltrip has played an intricate role in NASCAR’s history. Over his 33-year career he accumulated 16 wins, 103 top-fives, 242 top-10s and 18 poles across NASCAR’s three national series.

The 1986 scheme marks the colors that Waltrip carried during his rookie year in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

“I love the throwback weekend at Darlington,” Waltrip said. “I’m honored that Spencer is racing my rookie year scheme. I came into NASCAR with a ton of energy, enthusiasm and appreciation for the sport and Spencer (Gallagher) is the same way. He will love every minute of racing at Darlington, just like I did.”

CREDIT: GMS Racing

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