August 15, 2016 | 12:50 P.M. EST
Jamie McMurray’s throwback ride for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway will feature a “Mac Tonight” paint scheme that Bill Elliott drove in 1997.
Chip Ganassi Racing announced today that the No. 1 McDonald’s Chevy will sport an iconic look for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Jamie McMurray’s car will feature a popular look from the past. Originally run by NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Bill Elliott in 1997, McMurray’s throwback ride will feature a “Mac Tonight” paint scheme for the Labor Day weekend race.
“I am excited that McDonald’s is bringing back the Mac Tonight paint scheme for this race,” McMurray said. “Last year was so much fun to see all the different throwback looks that teams had for the Southern 500 race. I think that Darlington has done a great job to get so many of the teams to participate and have a unique weekend to celebrate the history of NASCAR”.
Mac Tonight was a sunglasses-wearing, piano-playing crooner with a crescent moon for a head, who sang the popular jingle “Mac Tonight”.