Darrell and Michael Waltrip Help Kick Off Opening Night at Speedway Christmas

NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip and his brother, NASCAR team owner Michael Waltrip, joined Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway, and Santa Claus to kick off the third year at Speedway Christmas.

NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip and his brother, NASCAR team owner Michael Waltrip, joined Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway, and Santa Claus to kick off the third year at Speedway Christmas.
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Charlotte, NC – NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip and his brother, NASCAR team owner Michael Waltrip helped kick off the third annual Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Joined by Charlotte Motor Speedway President and General Manager, Marcus Smith, and Santa Claus, two of NASCAR’s most familiar faces counted open to the official lighting of more than 3 million lights that make up the 3.5-mile light show.

See photos from opening night here.

Starting at zMAX Dragway and weaving through the infield of the 1.5-mile superspeedway, visitors can get in the holiday spirit with a ride through more than 800 displays nightly from 6 to 10 p.m. through Dec. 30, excluding Christmas Day.

Thursday through Sunday nights, visitors can add even more holiday excitement with a stop at the Speedway Christmas Village, which will feature a Bethlehem Village presented by New Life 91.9 with live actors and animals, a petting zoo, games and activities in Santa’s Workshop, as well as the chance to visit Santa Claus for a photo.

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

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