Renderings courtesy of Hendrick Motorsports
Jimmie Johnson revealed his Darlington throwback paint scheme first, and now the rest of the Hendrick Motorsports stable has revealed its special looks for the playoff opener on Sept. 6 (6 p.m. ET on NBCSN/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
The cars of Chase Elliott, William Byron and Alex Bowman all will pay tribute to Johnson, their teammate and seven-time champion, during his final full-time season in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Elliott will honor the 2009 championship paint scheme from Johnson’s fourth of seven titles. Byron will run the 2013 All-Star Race scheme Johnson won with that year. Bowman will run the paint scheme from Johnson’s first Cup title in 2006. Bowman’s crew chief, Greg Ives, was an engineer on that championship-winning team as well.
— NAPA KNOW HOW (@NAPAKnowHow) August 20, 2020
Throwing it back for @TooToughToTame, @JimmieJohnson style!@WilliamByron’s Chevy will honor the seven-time #NASCAR champion’s 2013 season with this winning All-Star Race paint scheme. pic.twitter.com/vVZGXZGm52
— Liberty University (@LibertyU) August 20, 2020
— Truck Hero (@truck_hero) August 20, 2020
Elliott and Bowman currently are locked into the playoffs, while Byron and Johnson are in the thick of a bubble battle that currently sees Byron in and Johnson on the outside looking in with three races left in the regular season.
Jimmie Johnson 2009 paint scheme
Jimmie Johnson 2013 All-Star Race paint scheme
Jimmie Johnson 2006 paint scheme