Coke and Smoke. They are two things that have gone together for years and will continue during the Southern 500.
On Wednesday afternoon at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Tony Stewart revealed his paint scheme for his final race at Darlington. It’s a throwback to Bobby Allison’s wins at Darlington in 1971 and 1972 in the No. 12 Coca-Cola machine.
— Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) August 3, 2016
— NASCAR Hall of Fame (@NASCARHall) August 3, 2016
Stewart has never won at Darlington, but might have some luck on his side. After all, Allison’s first victory at “Too Tough To Tame” came in the Coca-Cola car after three top fives in his 11 previous attempts.
After years of struggling behind the wheel, Smoke won a race at Sonoma and just clinched his fourth top-five finish of the season at Pocono in just 13 starts. Currently on fire heading into Watkins Glen, the three-time champion has a chance to shock the rest of the NASCAR world with his first checkered flag at Darlington in just over a month.