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Ernie Irvan signs autographs during the Throwback 276 fan fest prior to the CARS Tour race at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway. (Adam Fenwick Photo)

Hickory’s CARS Throwback Event Honors Six Dignitaries

HICKORY, N.C. — The fourth annual CARS Tour Honeywell Home Throwback 276 presented by Baker Distributing at Hickory Motor Speedway on July 31 will see six different “throwback” celebrities honored. 

This year’s group is a mix of individuals with short-track heritage, NASCAR Cup Series success and local flare.

Fans will get the opportunity to meet with these six legendary figures as part of the on-track Fan Fest autograph session beginning at 6 p.m. on race night. Drivers from the super late model and late model stock divisions will also sign autographs.

The six dignitaries on hand will be Scott Riggs, David Reutimann, Bosco Lowe, Larry Pollard, David Green and Joe Nemechek.

Riggs won four NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 115 starts and also picked up five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series triumphs. His son, Layne, is a full-time CARS Tour competitor.

Reutimann, who continues to race dirt modifieds won a pair of NASCAR Cup Series races and also claimed single victories in the Xfinity Series and the Truck Series.

Lowe made seven Cup Series starts and 133 Xfinity Series races after starting his career at Hickory in 1967.

Pollard became the first Canadian to win an Xfinity Series race when he won at Langley Speedway in 1987. Prior to driving, Pollard was a pit crew member for Richard Petty during the early 1980s.

The 1994 Xfinity Series champion, Green won nine races in the series. He made his series debut at Hickory.

Finally, the father of Truck Series point leader John Hunter Nemechek, Joe Nemechek won four Cup Series races and 15 Xfinity Series events.

Tickets for the Throwback 276 presented by Baker Distributing are now on sale at www.carsracingtour.com. The event will be broadcast over the internet by SPEED SPORT Network affiliate Pit Row TV.

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