Richard Childress Racing throws back to Ricky Rudd’s first win for Darlington schemes

Image courtesy of @zack_albert.
Image courtesy of @zack_albert.

Image courtesy of @zack_albert.

The Darlington throwback schemes just keep rolling along with Richard Childress Racing getting in on the fun. With so much history surrounding the No. 3 car, RCR decided to roll with a Ricky Rudd vintage livery from the team’s first win.

Rudd won the 1983 Budweiser 400 at Riverside International Raceway, a now defunct track, with a patriotic paint scheme on the No. 3 machine. The next year, Dale Earnhardt would take over for RCR with the signature black Goodwrench scheme.

Rather than going with the Intimidator’s look, the red, white and blue scheme will be on the track again for the Southern 500 on Sept. 4. RCR rolled out the new cars — literally — on Wednesday morning.

Both cars sport the old school three-stripe livery from Rudd’s days with RCR, but Newman’s Caterpillar sponsor stuck with the normal black and yellow. Childress reflected on the early days for his now fledging program in NASCAR.

As you can see from the video, there is yet another RCR scheme to be revealed later today. Paul Menard is sure to have a bright and noticeable ride for the Southern 500, so check back later to see the full fleet of Childress rides for Labor Day weekend.


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