NXS: JGL Throws Back To Davey Allison’s Rookie Year For Darlington XFINITY Race

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JGL Racing will campaign Davey Allison's 1987 rookie paint scheme at Darlington Raceway next month.

JGL Racing will campaign Davey Allison’s 1987 rookie paint scheme at Darlington Raceway next month.

DENVER, N.C. — JGL Racing announced Wednesday they will pay tribute to legendary NASCAR driver Davey Allison by throwing back to Allison’s historic No. 28 paint scheme from his 1987 rookie season at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 3.

Dakoda Armstrong will pilot the No. 28 Davey Allison Tribute Toyota for the running of the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200.

As part of the throwback paint scheme from Allison’s rookie season, a special Davey Allison Tribute logo will adorn the hood of the No. 28 Toyota and season-long sponsor Winfield will be displayed on the upper rear quarter panelsof the car.

“It is with great pleasure that we pay tribute to one of the legends of our sport,” said James Whitener, owner of JGL Racing. “We had so much success with our throwback scheme last year and we are looking for this years to be even better.  I am a fan of this sport as well as a team owner and being able to run Davey Allison’s 1987 Rookie of the Year paint scheme is super special for all of us at JGL Racing. We look forward to representing Davey and his legacy in a first class and professional manner.”

The year of 1987 was a special one for Davey Allison and his Harry Ranier led team. With the loss of sponsorship from Hardee’s from the previous season, Ranier negotiated a sponsorship deal with Texaco’s Havoline motor oil brand, a deal that was signed during the NASCAR edition of Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway.

On qualifying day, Davey signaled that he was in Winston Cup to stay when he qualified his Texaco-Havoline painted No. 28 Thunderbird second for the 1987 Daytona 500, becoming the first rookie ever to start on the front row for NASCAR’s most prestigious event. The pole would be the first of five Davey garnered during his rookie campaign, going along with two wins, nine top-five and 10 top-10 finishes.

“Robbie, Krista and I are honored that Davey’s 1987 rookie paint scheme will be a part of such a special weekend of throwbacks at Darlington,” said Liz Allison, Davey’s widow.  “Having the No. 28 on the track in the XFINITY Series with JGL Racing and Dakoda behind the wheel means so much to our family. This paint scheme is what fans remember most of all of Davey’s cars. We are truly grateful to have Davey remembered in this way.”

CREDIT: Integrity Sports Marketing for JGL Racing

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