MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 27, 2021) – After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 4th Annual Honeywell Home Throwback 276 presented by Baker Distributing is set to return on Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway. Fans will once again be greeted by historic replica paint schemes and six honorees who will sign autographs during Fan Fest, which is the first time the series has been able to host in more than a year’s time. Each race will feature 138 green flag laps which make up the historic significance of the “276”, the same distance the final Cup race held at the speedway in 1971 were ran to. Once again, long time series supporters Honeywell Home and Baker Distributing will sponsor the event. Historic Throwback 276 merchandise including shirts, hats, and paint scheme posters will be for sale to the public for the special event.
Track: Hickory Motor Speedway
Location: Hickory, NC
Track Size: .363 mile
Event Name: Honeywell Home Throwback 276 pres. by Baker Distributing
Laps: 138L (SLM) / 138L (LMSC)
Distance: 50.09 miles (SLM) / 50.09 miles (LMSC)
Event Schedule: Practice: 12:45PM-2:30PM / Qualifying: 4:30PM / Green Flag: 8PM
Ticket Prices: $20 Advance (carsracingtour.com) / $25 Day of Event
PRE ENTRY LIST
SLM Entry List (10 total)
#6 Bradnon Setzer, #7C Justin Crider, #7C Tyler Church, #8 Daniel Webster, #11 Michael Ritch, #21 Zane Smith, #24 Chandler Smith, #35 Carson Kvapil, #49 Jeff Batten, #54 Matt Craig
LMSC Entry List (29 total)
#07D Chase Dixon, #01 Connor Jones, #1 Craig Moore, #5 Connor Mosack, #6 Mike Darne, #6W Mitch Walker, #7 Mini Tyrrell, #8 Josh Berry, #8B Sam Butler, #8J Justin Johnson, #11 Layne Riggs, #11D Mason Diaz, #14 Jared Fryar, #15 Ryan Millington, #17 Joe Valento, #22 Bobby McCarty, #22 Timothy Peters, #25 Jonathan Shafer, #30 Danny Bohn, #40 Tyler Matthews, #41 Jonathan Findley, #44 Bubba Pollard, #49 Brandon Pierce, #49M Deac McCaskill, #75 Landon Huffman, #87 Mike Looney, #92 Kaden Honeycutt, #95 Sam Yarbrough, #97 Daniel Silvestri
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Sweet Baby Ruth its Throwback 276 Merchandise!
Every year the Throwback 276 event features historic branding made into merchandise to capture the past and blend it with the new. This year will be no different as the Throwback 276 event merchandise will be based off the 1992 Baby Ruth sponsorship colors of Jeff Gordon #1 machine in the Busch Series driving for Bill Davis Racing. Both hats and shirts will feature the red, white, and blue colors – the same as Gordon’s ride, but with Throwback 276 writing in Baby Ruth font. In addition to the hats and shirts, fans will be able to purchase a paint scheme poster that will include the historic paint schemes that each team will run for the throwback weekend.
Fan Fest Returns to the CARS Tour for Throwback 276
One thing missing from CARS Tour events over the past year and half as been the on-track fan fest, allowing fans to step on to the track and meet the series drivers while get autographs individually. Saturday night fans will not only get their chance to talk with their favorite drivers, but they will have the opportunity to do the same with six honorees of the sport who will be a part of the festivities as well. Scott Riggs, Joe Nemechek, David Reutimann, Bosco Lowe, David Green, and Larry Pollard will all be in attendance and signing autographs as part of the Fan Fest.
Four and No More
Outside the headline of the colors and the pageantry of the Throwback 276 event, teams will have major factor to deal with throughout the race weekend. Due to limited supplies by slow production of Hoosier race tires, teams will only be allowed to purchase four tires that will be used for the race only. No teams will be allowed to purchase additional tires at the track at any time throughout the race weekend for practice or testing. This means teams will be responsible for bringing their own practice tires for the weekend. Some teams feel like it will help close the gap on competition, while other teams feel like it hinders their chances of winning by not getting an opportunity to see how their machines will perform on fresh rubber.
The Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour is one of the premier short track series in the United States. Drivers compete in Late Model Stock Cars and Super Late Models at the best short tracks across the Carolinas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia. The CARS Tour can be found on Facebook at “CARS Tour”, on Twitter @CARSTour, and on Instagram as @CARS_Tour. For more information, visit www.carsracingtour.com or call their Mooresville, N.C. offices at 704.662.9212.