Danica Patrick Salutes Robert Yates with Darlington Throwback

And the hits just keep on coming for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway.

Danica Patrick’s No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford will carry a special paint scheme honoring NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018 member Robert Yates for the Labor Day weekend throwback race.

The Quality Care/Ford Credit-sponsored paint scheme is similar to the one NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett carried on his No. 88 Robert Yates Racing Ford during his championship season of 1999.

“The throwback race at Darlington is such a cool event,” said Patrick. “… I’m excited to run a true throwback scheme this year. It’s great that we’re able to honor Robert Yates and all he’s done for the sport.”

“The No. 88 Quality Care/Ford Credit Ford was definitely a memorable program for our team,” said Yates.  “We won the Daytona 500 in Dale’s first race with that scheme in 1996 and went on to win many more races and the championship in 1999. … I can’t thank Stewart-Haas Racing for honoring me and everyone that was on the team during those years.”


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By Tom Jensen

Tom Jensen is a veteran motorsports journalist. He spent 13 years with, where he was Digital Content Manager. Previously, he was executive editor of NASCAR Scene and managing editor of National Speed Sport News. Jensen served as the president of the National Motorsports Press Association and is the group’s former Writer of the Year.