The No. 6 AdvoCare Ford and driver Trevor Bayne are paying homage to one of NASCAR’s top competitors with a throwback paint scheme unveiled Tuesday.
Texas-based AdvoCare is primary sponsor of the No. 6 Ford Fusion fielded by Roush Fenway Racing, one of the top teams in stock car racing. In September, the team will head back to South Carolina for Darlington Raceway’s second throwback weekend, revolving around the Bojangles’ Southern 500 race on Sept. 4. As part of the track’s The Tradition Continues celebration, each car will sport a paint scheme harkening back to one of the NASCAR greats.
Bayne and team founder Jack Roush appeared on the NBC Sports Network program NASCAR America on Tuesday to unveil this year’s throwback scheme—a red, white and blue design carried by Mark Martin’s No. 6 Ford during the 1996 and 1997 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) seasons. During a successful career, Martin spent 19 seasons with Roush Fenway, winning 35 NSCS races—two of them at Darlington—and finishing second in the Cup Series point standings four times.
“It’s an honor any time you are mentioned alongside Mark Martin,” said Bayne. “He obviously contributed a lot to Roush Fenway and this organization, so to carry a paint scheme that he ran for the second year in a row is really cool. Our team has been working really hard and running well this season, so I’m hopeful that we can make Mark proud.”
AdvoCare, a maker of nutrition, weight-loss, energy and sports performance products, announced its multi-year sponsorship of the No. 6 Sprint Cup entry ahead of the 2015 season. In the first nine races of 2016, Bayne has driven the car to two top-15 finishes, including a fifth place finish at his home track of Bristol Motor Speedway.