Darrell Waltrip to headline Carson-Newman NASCAR Celebrity Roast

Racing Legend Darrell Waltrip will be one of several drivers on Carson-Newman’s campus for a Aug. 20 benefit event.

Racing Legend Darrell Waltrip will be one of several drivers on Carson-Newman’s campus for a Aug. 20 benefit event.

Carson-Newman University invites race fans to start their engines for Bristol race week with a NASCAR celebrity roast featuring racing legend Darrell Waltrip.

The University will present the event benefiting The Boys and Girls Club of Dumplin Valley on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. on the school’s Jefferson City campus. The roast is open to the public with an admission of $20 a person. In addition to Waltrip, the panel will also include drivers David Ragan, David Gilliland, Josh Wise and Michael McDowell.

“We are thrilled at the opportunity to host this special event featuring such an amazing line-up of racing talent,” said Carson-Newman University President Randall O’Brien. “We look forward to helping do our part to benefit The Boys and Girls Club of Dumplin Valley.”

A VIP meet-and-greet session is available beginning at 6 p.m. Admission to both the roast and VIP session is $50 a person. Tickets and donations can be purchased online at: http://ow.ly/nL4Yf

Attendees can also bid on one-of-a-kind racing memorabilia and other sports items at a silent auction during the event. All proceeds for the evening will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Dumplin Valley.

The NASCAR Roast is in coordination with Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway race week. The Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, Aug. 24, will feature the No. 35 Carson-Newman University Ford Fusion driven by Front Row Motorsports’ Josh Wise in partnership with Ted Russell Ford and Premier Maintenance.

For more information call: 865-471-3459.

EVENT DETAILS:

Tuesday, Aug. 20
6 p.m. – VIP session
7 p.m. – NASCAR roast
Stokely Memorial Cafeteria, Carson-Newman University
2205 Branner Ave.
Jefferson City, TN 37760

About Carson-Newman University:
Carson-Newman University is a private, Christian liberal arts university in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Founded in 1851 among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the University has approximately 2,000 students and offers 50 academic programs and nine graduate degrees.

About Front Row Motorsports:

Front Row Motorsports fields the No. 34 of David Ragan, the No. 38 of David Gilliland and the No. 35 of Josh Wise in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The team is owned by Bob Jenkins and is headquartered just outside of Charlotte, N.C. In 2012, FRM was named to INC Magazine's "INC 5000" list, recognizing the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., earning a rank of 800. Its partnership base is representative of more than $200 billion of the U.S. economy and includes organizations such as Ford Motor Company, CSX Transportation, Love's Travel Stops, McCall Farms, Taco Bell, and Long John Silver's.