GAFFNEY, S.C. — It’s been 25 years since Dale Earnhardt’s iconic 1996 NASCAR All-Star Race paint scheme hit the track, but JD Motorsports with Gary Keller will honor that scheme next month at Darlington Raceway.
Jeffrey Earnhardt’s No. 0 ForeverLawn Throwback Chevrolet will pay tribute to Dale Earnhardt’s ’96 All-Star colors during NASCAR’s official throwback weekend on May 8.
The original car was run as a one-off during the 1996 NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, as a promotion of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, capturing many hearts with its patriotic color scheme.
ForeverLawn will serve as Jeffrey Earnhardt’s primary sponsor on the red, white, and blue Camaro.
ForeverLawn, a manufacturer of premium synthetic turf products, has been associated with JDM since last year and will be on the No. 0 for the majority of the Xfinity Series season.
“Man, this ForeverLawn Chevrolet is beautiful. Any time I get the chance to honor my family’s history in the sport, I jump at the opportunity,” said Jeffrey Earnhardt. “I remember seeing this car that my grandfather drove as a kid, and I loved it. Throwback weekend is always something I look forward to each year, and I’m so happy that we get to be a part of it once again. I’m very thankful to ForeverLawn for allowing me to run this paint scheme at Darlington.
“It looked great 25 years ago and still looks great today.”
This marks the second consecutive season that Jeffrey Earnhardt has run a Dale Earnhardt tribute scheme with JDM. Last year, he drove Dale Earnhardt’s iconic gold and black Bass Pro Shops colors with longtime team partner KSDT CPA as the main sponsor.