Throwback Schemes Always a Hit at New Year's Bash

Street Stock drivers show up with great throwbacks every year at Dillon Motor Speedway.


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The New Year's Bash at Dillon Motor Speedway draws Street Stock racers from across the country, getting the racing season underway at the South Carolina bullring. Many of those racers also show up with brand new looks on their cars for the upcoming season.

Many times, these new looks are also throwbacks, harkening back to past racing greats from both the NASCAR and short track racing world. With many of the retro-styled bodies in Street Stock racing, these throwbacks always stand out and have become a staple of the New Year's Bash.

Here are just a few of the throwbacks over recent years in the New Year's Bash.

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Boo Carlisle paid tribute to "Hot Shoe" Gary Balough at the 2022 New Year's Bash.

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A fan-favorite at last year's event was this Alan Kulwicki tribute dating back to Kulwicki's ASA days, piloted by James Swan.

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Josh Way's Tim Richmond throwback has been a regular at the New Year's Bash in recent years, making the annual trek from Ohio for the event.

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In 2021, Glenn Mappus brought this Bobby Allison throwback to the New Year's Bash.

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You can never go wrong with "The Intimidator." In 2020, David Thomas had the familiar black No. 3 at Dillon.

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Jeff Melton is a two-time winner of the New Year's Bash, and always has eye-catching designs. Here is his Brewster Baker throwback from last year's event.

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In 2018, Jeff Melton threw back to Bill Elliott while taking the checkered flag and throwing in a spectacular burnout to boot.

This year's New Year's Bash will take place January 7-8 at Dillon Motor Speedway. Fans can watch all of the action live on Racing America.

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New Year's Bash at Dillon on January 7-8