The newest cars in the NASCAR Hall Of Fame’s "Glory Road' were revealed on Tuesday. One of those cars was Darrell Waltrip’s no. 11 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Aerocoupe. Waltrip couldn't hold back his excitement during the unveiling as he saw his Monte Carlo which earned him nine wins and a championship in 1985.
Kevin Schlesier, Director of Exhibits at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, talked about how the idea for new cars on “Glory Road” started.
"When NASCAR introduced the introduction of the Gen-Six car and this concept of we're on our sixth generation of NASCAR stock cars, we said, well there's an ideal theme right there," he said.
The current cars will race out as the new cars head in. The newest Hornet buzzing in to town will be on display starting this weekend. Marshall Teague drove the 1959 Famous Hudson Hornet and it's is just one of the new additions to "Glory Road." Cars like Bobby Allison's 1973 Chevy Chevelle, Richard Petty's 1979 Monte Carlo, Dale Earnhardt's 1990 Lumina, Bill Elliott's 2001 Dodge Intrepid, and Dale Earnhardt Jr's 2008 Chevrolet Impala also join the race with a few others.
Looking at the car on display brought back a lot of memories for Waltrip. The biggest memory hits right at home.
"Charlotte, the Coke 600, we won the, the uh, I guess they call it the Winston then, we won the Winston one weekend, and we won the 600, we won the Winston on a Saturday, and the 600 the next day,” he said. “ That was sort of the start of the championship run."