NSCS: Jamie McMurray Brings ‘Mac Tonight’ Look Back For Southern 500 At Darlington

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Jamie McMurray will carry a special ‘Mac Tonight’ throwback scheme during the Southern 500 next month at Darlington Raceway.

Jamie McMurray will carry a special ‘Mac Tonight’ throwback scheme during the Southern 500 next month at Darlington Raceway.

CONCORD, N.C. – Chip Ganassi Racing has revealed that the No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet driven by Jamie McMurray will sport an iconic look for the Labor Day Weekend race at Darlington Raceway.

McMurray will drive the No. 1 Chevrolet SS featuring a popular look from the past. Originally run by NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Bill Elliott in 1997, McMurray’s throwback ride will feature a Mac Tonight paint scheme for the 2016 Southern 500.

“I am excited that McDonald’s is bringing back the Mac Tonight paint scheme for this race,” McMurray said. “Last year was so much fun to see all the different throwback looks that teams had for the Southern 500 race. I think that Darlington has done a great job to get so many of the teams to participate and have a unique weekend to celebrate the history of NASCAR.”

Mac Tonight was a sunglasses-wearing, piano- playing crooner with a crescent moon for a head, who sang the popular jingle “Mac Tonight.” The midnight blue car, covered with stars and the Mac Tonight crescent moon will brighten the night at the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

“Longtime fans of NASCAR will have fond memories when they see the ‘throwback’ Mac Tonight paint scheme,” said Douglas Freeland, U.S. director sports & entertainment alliances, McDonald’s USA. “We are thrilled that McDonald’s longest tenured driver, Jamie McMurray, will pilot this car at Darlington.”

CREDIT: Chip Ganassi Racing

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