Stoneman Chats With NASCAR Legend Darrell Waltrip

May 16, 2019

USA Today


I had a great conversation with Fox analyst & NASCAR legend Darryl Waltrip about Speed Weeks at Charlotte Motor Speedway and retiring from 2 great careers! 

Charlotte Race Weeks                                                                            May 2019

Darrell Waltrip

  • NASCAR on FOX analyst for 19 seasons---since 2001; retiring after this year
  • 2012 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee
  • Five-time winner of the Coca-Cola 600 (1978, ’79, ’85, ’88-89) --- MOST WINS BY ANY DRIVER IN THE COCA-COLA 600
  • Winner of the inaugural Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race in 1985
  • Won six Cup Series points races at Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion
  • Drove for legendary owners including Junior Johnson, Rick Hendrick and Dale Earnhardt


Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race Weekend              Fri-Sat (May 17-18) THIS WEEKEND

  • WWE Superstar R-Truth is the Honorary Pace Car Driver
  • Pre-race concert by AJR; Post-race concert by 80s big-hair coverband “HAIRBALL”
  • Drivers like Kyle Larson, Alex Bowman, William Byron still have to race their way in to the big race through the Monster Open
  • Saturday night’s All-Star Race is a shootout for $1 Million Dollars
  • New rules package generated more three- and four-wide racing at Charlotte in the All-Star Race than perhaps ever before ----- 38 GREEN FLAG passes for the lead in last year’s (’18) race
  • Format --- (4) stages --- 30/20/20/15 lap segments and a couple of tweeks to the cars that NASCAR is “considering” possibly for 2021---so fans could see a glimpse of the future


Coca-Cola 600 Race Week                            Thurs-Sun (May 23-26) – Memorial Day Weekend

  • 60th historic running of NASCAR’s only 600-mile race; 
  • Only race that starts in daylight and finishes at night
  • Pre-race concert by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers  CHEAP TRICK
  • Salute to Troops Pre Race Show will feature participation by all (5) major branches of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Special “Moment of Remembrance” added this year---a :30 moment of silence in honor of Memorial Day after Stage 2 of the Coca-Cola 600



THIS WEEK ONLY ---- 2 TICKETS TO THE 60TH COCA-COLA 600 FOR ONLY $60!  (Offer ends Sun Night May 18th, 2019)

NASCAR All-Star Race adult tickets start at just $39…..Kids 13 and under just $10

Coca-Cola 600 adult tickets start at just $49….Kids 13 and under just $10

Call 800-455-FANS (3267) or visit