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Dillon to pay tribute to Yunick and Rutherford at Darlington

The #13 GEICO Chevrolet will be Back in Black & Gold at Darlington Raceway for the #BojanglesSo500! This year's #Throwback is meant to mimic the #13. Chevrolet Impala driven by Johnny Rutherford in 1963 when he earned a victory at Daytona in his first-ever stock car race, driving for Smokey Yunick. That race win in the qualifier event stands, today, as the only victory for the car number 13 in NASCAR Cup Series history!

Snapshots of the handout were shared with media Daytona International Speedway on July 3, 2017.

--- Germain Racing Facebook page ---

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Out of 522 Cup starts in the #13, only one driver has made it to Victory Lane - Johnny Rutherford.It was 1963 and in his rookie season,

Rutherford powered the iconic black and gold #13 Chevrolet Impala to the win during a DAYTONA 500 qualifying race.

This beloved #13 machine was owned by the legendary Smokey Yunick and this season, during the Darlington Throwback race, Ty Dillon will pay tribute to Yunick and Rutherford with a retro paint scheme that replicates this old-school ride in modern fashion.

--- Lionel Racing ---