‘It’s going to be a fun Saturday night,’ NASCAR star Michael Waltrip says of upcoming Superstar Racing Experience | Auto-Racing

JOE CHANDLER Special to the Register & bee

NASCAR star Michael Waltrip says it will be a fun night when the Camping World Superstar Racing Experience series makes its Saturday stop at South Boston Speedway.

“I’ve enjoyed SRX so much, getting to go back in time,” Waltrip said during a media availability Wednesday afternoon in Danville. “I raced at South Boston 20-some years ago. I enjoy all of the tracks we visit, standing beside Bill Elliott, Bobby Labonte and Kenny Schrader, some of my childhood heroes, and getting to race against guys like that and being able to go out and compete with drivers like Helio Castroneves and all of the others. Peyton Sellers, a short track legend here, is going to join us, so it’s going to be a fun Saturday night.”

When asked what fans attending South Boston Speedway’s June 25 Camping World SRX event should be most excited about, Waltrip replied, “getting to see some of their heroes and getting to get an autograph or shake hands with their favorite drivers. It will bring smiles to their faces. It’s a lot of fun, and we race and have a good time.”

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Waltrip was in Danville on Wednesday talking about Michael Waltrip Brewing Company, and his line of craft beers. The two-time Daytona 500 winner was also promoting a new branded track bar at South Boston Speedway and Saturday’s SRX event at South Boston Speedway.

South Boston Speedway’s new track bar, now known as The Michael Waltrip Brewing Track Bar, carries the Two-Time lineup of craft beers from Michael Waltrip Brewing Company. It will be open to fans attending the SRX event as well as for all of the remaining events on South Boston Speedway’s 2022 season schedule.

Danville Distributing Company, also a partner of South Boston Speedway, will be distributing product for Michael Waltrip Brewing Company in the region.


NASCAR star Michael Waltrip (right) poses with South Boston Speedway General Manager Chase Brashears (left) and South Boston Speedway director of marketing and administration Carly Brashears (middle) during a media availability Wednesday at Grizzly’s Hatchet House in Danville.

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“I’m really honored that South Boston Speedway partnered with Michael Waltrip Brewing and having a lot of different bars and restaurants around town in Danville, South Boston and this area having our beer,” Waltrip said. “It’s so cool to have the track bar and know folks can watch a great SRX race and have a cold beer during it. I can promise you this — I will be at the track bar as soon as the race is over where I can have a cold beer with them.”

Along with Waltrip, NASCAR stars participating in the Camping World SRX event at South Boston Speedway include defending SRX champion Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman, Bobby Labonte and Greg Biffle.

IndyCar star drivers Helio Castroneves, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti, Tony Kanaan, Paul Tracy and Ernie Francis Jr. will also participate. Two-time NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series national champion and six-time South Boston Speedway NASCAR track champion Peyton Sellers, of Danville, will be in the event to compete against the NASCAR and IndyCar stars.

A 50-lap race for South Boston Speedway’s Budweiser Limited Sportsman Division will be held at 6 pm The SRX event starts at 8 pm and will be telecast live nationally by CBS TV.

All grandstand and bleacher seating is reserved seating for this event. Fans will need to choose their own seats when they purchase tickets.

To learn more or purchase tickets, visit southbostonspeedway.com.

Chandler is the director of public relations for South Boston Speedway.


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