Here are all of the top throwback paint jobs for one of NASCAR's most entertaining races of the year

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Bill Elliott No. 9
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  • This weekend is NASCAR's throwback weekend.

  • Cars across the grid have historic paint jobs to pay homage to drivers and cars from the past.

  • Check out the designs of some of the cars and the inspirations behind them below.

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NASCAR is paying tribute to its history this Sunday with Throwback Weekend.

This weekend at Darlington Raceway, cars racing in the Cup, Xfinity, and Truck Series will don throwback paint jobs as they fly around the track.

Drivers found inspiration from several sources, from their own personal history and great drivers of yesteryear. Take a look below at some of the throwback designs that will be featured this weekend and the inspirations behind them.

Quin Houff will drive the No. 00 Bos Klein/RCA Chevrolet.

Quin Houff No. 00 Bos Klein/RCA Chevrolet.
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The throwback was inspired by John Andretti's 1996-1997 RCA Ford.

John Andretti.
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Austin Dillon will drive the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet.

Austin Dillon No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet.
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The design is a tribute to Fireball Roberts' 1959 Pontiac.

Fireball Roberts
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Corey LaJoie will drive the No. 7 In Memory of Alan Kulwicki Chevrolet.

Corey LaJoie No. 7
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The design is a throwback to Alan Kulwicki's 1989-90 Zerex Ford.

Alan Kulwicki #7
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Tyler Reddick will drive the No. 8 Quartz Hill Records Chevrolet.

Tyler Reddick No. 8
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Reddick's car pays homage to Marty Robbins' 1972 Dodge.

Marty Robbins 42
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Chase Elliott will drive the No. 9 Hooters Throwback Chevrolet.

Chase Elliot No. 9
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The design is a throwback to Alan Kulwicki's 1992 Hooters Ford, which he drove to a championship that year.

Alan Kulwicki #7
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Chase Briscoe will drive the No. 14 HighPoint.com Throwback Ford.

Chase Brisco No. 14
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The car is a throwback to A.J. Foyt's 1986 Copenhagen/Gilmore Oldsmobile.

AJ Foyt No. 14
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Joey Logano will drive the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford.

Joey Lagano No. 22
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The look is a tribute to the design of Mario Andretti's Formula 1 Ferrari, which he drove to his first victory in 1971.

Mario Andretti No 5
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Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 23 Root Insurance Toyota.

Bubba Wallace No. 23
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Wallace's car is a tribute to Wendell Scott, the first Black driver to win at NASCAR's highest level.

Wendell Scott No. 34
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William Byron will drive the No. 24 Valvoline Throwback Chevrolet.

William Byron No. 24
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Byron's design was inspired by Neil Bonnett's 1987-88 Valvoline Pontiac.

Neil Bonnett No. 75
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Michael McDowell will drive the No. 34 FR8 Auctions Ford.

Michael McDowell No. 34
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McDowell's car is a throwback to Bill Elliott's 1985 Coors Ford, in which he won the Daytona 500.

Bill Elliott No. 9
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Ryan Preece will drive the No. 37 Velveeta Chevrolet.

Ryan Preece No. 37
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Preece's throwback was inspired by his crew chief Trent Edwards, who drove this Ford F-150 in 2002.

Trent Owens No. 15
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Anthony Alfredo will drive the No. 38 We Care Ford.

Anthony Alfredo No. 38
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Alfredo's design is a throwback to Alan Kulwicki's 1985 Hardee's Ford.

Alan Kulwicki No. 38
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Erik Jones will drive the No. 43 STP Chevrolet.

Erik Jones No. 43
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Jones' car is modeled after John Andretti's 1999 STP Pontiac.

John Andretti No. 43
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Denny Hamlin will drive the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota.

Denny Hamlin No. 11
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The design is a throwback to Slick Johnson's 1983 Seamless Gutter Machine Buick.

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Ryan Blaney will drive the No. 12 Advance Auto Parts Ford.

Ryan Blaney No. 12
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Blaney's car is modeled after the car he drove in 2010, before he had made it up to the ranks of NASCAR.

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Kyle Larson will drive the No. 5 HendrickCars.com Throwback Chevrolet.

Kyle Larson No. 5
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Larson's car pays tribute to the go-kart he raced in as a kid.

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