MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Veteran racer Jody Measamer will pay tribute to legendary car owner and mechanic Smokey Yunick with his CARS Tour Throwback 276 paint scheme Aug. 3-4 at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway.
Measamer’s super late model will be wrapped identically to the car owned by Yunick and driven by Curtis Turner during the 1967 Daytona 500. Driving for Yunick, Turner became the first driver to turn a lap in excess of 180 mph. The wrap on Measamer’s car was designed by CARS Tour premier graphics partner Grafix Unlimited.
Yunick was widely known for his engineering innovations as well as his efforts to improve driver safety during his time in the sport. He was selected as NASCAR’s Mechanic of the Year on two occasions.
Through the years Yunick was extremely successful both as a car owner and a mechanic. He won 57 races in the NASCAR Cup Series as either a mechanic or car owner, working with drivers such as Turner, Glenn “Fireball” Roberts, Mario Andretti, Johnny Rutherford, Bobby Isaac, A.J. Foyt, Marvin Panch and Paul Goldsmith.
The CARS Tour Throwback 276 is being taped in association with Pit Row Media and the tape-delayed broadcast will air on Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on MAVTV as part of Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT. The event will also be live streamed on CARS Tour TV by Pit Row Media on Aug. 3-4.
Marketing opportunities are available for the CARS Tour Throwback 276 on Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV. Please contact Chad Markel at [email protected] or John McMillan at [email protected] for more information.
Tickets for the Throwback 276 weekend are now on sale at www.carsracingtour.com by clicking the advertisement banner located on the right side of the page. Tickets are $15 for Friday, Aug. 3 and are available at the gate only. Event tickets for Saturday, Aug. 4 are $17 in advance or $25 at the gate. A special two-day ticket can be purchased in advance for $30. Fans cans can also watch the race live by visiting www.carstour.tv.
The Throwback 276 Mega Pack which includes a free pit pass for both days, general admission tickets to both days, Throwback 276 hat, Throwback 276 shirt, and Throwback 276 spotters guide paint scheme poster is just $76 in advance only and limited to just the first 138 fans who purchase the package.