Paul Menard will honor his hero with a Valvoline-themed throwback paint scheme at Darlington Raceway.

Menard's No. 27 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet scheme for the Bojangles' Southern 500 on Labor Day weekend will pay tribute to Al Unser Jr.'s 1993 Daytona 500 car.

It was the only NASCAR Premier Series start for the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and former open-wheel champion.

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