NASCAR Legends Go To Raleigh - myfoxcarolinas.com

NASCAR Legends Go To Raleigh

Posted: Updated:
  • #fox46fastlane Coca-Cola 600More>>

  • Ernie Irvan Looks Back on His Career, Returns to a Sport He Loves

    Ernie Irvan Looks Back on His Career, Returns to a Sport He Loves

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-07-12 02:43:31 GMT
    Despite his success as a driver, Ernie Irvan is most likely remembered for his 1995 comeback following a near fatal accident the year before at Michigan International Speedway.
    Despite his success as a driver, Ernie Irvan is most likely remembered for his 1995 comeback following a near fatal accident the year before at Michigan International Speedway.
  • 48 car crushes restarts, cruises to another victory

    Jimmie Johnson Wins at Dover for Second Straight Win

    Jimmie Johnson Wins at Dover for Second Straight Win

    Sunday, June 1 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-06-01 21:26:50 GMT
    Jimmie Johnson's 48 car has won back-to-back races.
    Jimmie Johnson's 48 car has won back-to-back races.
  • Darrell Waltrip Talks About His Lifelong Connection to Broadcasting

    Darrell Waltrip Talks About His Lifelong Connection to Broadcasting

    Thursday, May 29 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-05-30 03:02:28 GMT
    This Sunday, the NASCAR on FOX broadcast team will call their final Sprint Cup Series race of the 2014 season. The announcers in the booth, comprised up of Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds and Mike Joy, have been calling races together since the 2001 season.

    For Darrell Waltrip, it seems broadcasting is in his blood. He got his start in Nashville co-hosting a racing-themed television show.
    This Sunday, the NASCAR on FOX broadcast team will call their final Sprint Cup Series race of the 2014 season. The announcers in the booth, comprised up of Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds and Mike Joy, have been calling races together since the 2001 season.

    For Darrell Waltrip, it seems broadcasting is in his blood. He got his start in Nashville co-hosting a racing-themed television show.

  • Kyle McCurryMore>>

  • Kyle McCurry

    Kyle McCurry

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-04-02 15:14:24 GMT
    I am a Digital Journalist based in Hickory. I cover Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Iredell and Watauga counties. I was born in Weaverville, NC. My high school dream was to be a White House correspondent, then college happened and I got involved with the radio station at Western Carolina University.
    I am a Digital Journalist based in Hickory. I cover Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Iredell and Watauga counties. I was born in Weaverville, NC. My high school dream was to be a White House correspondent, then college happened and I got involved with the radio station at Western Carolina University.

  • Hickory Motor Speedway Racer Takes Next Step with Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

    Hickory Motor Speedway Racer Takes Next Step with Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:33:57 GMT
    This weekend marks a big career step for Josh Berry, a Tennessee native who has been racing late model cars for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. at Hickory Motor Speedway this year. On Saturday, he will get behind the wheel of the No. 5 Tackle Gear Chevrolet and make his Nationwide Series debut for JR Motorsports at Iowa Speedway.
    This weekend marks a big career step for Josh Berry, a Tennessee native who has been racing late model cars for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. at Hickory Motor Speedway this year. On Saturday, he will get behind the wheel of the No. 5 Tackle Gear Chevrolet and make his Nationwide Series debut for JR Motorsports at Iowa Speedway.
  • Indy's Catawba County Connection

    Indy's Catawba County Connection

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:09:31 GMT
    Jeff Gordon captured his fifth victory in the Brickyard 400 today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His name will go down in history as the winningest NASCAR driver at the Indiana track. But, he is not the only multiple champion.
    Jeff Gordon captured his fifth victory in the Brickyard 400 today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His name will go down in history as the winningest NASCAR driver at the Indiana track. But, he is not the only multiple champion.
Raleigh, NC -

Eight NASCAR legends made their way to Raleigh Wednesday to be honored by the North Carolina House of Representatives, Senate and Governor Pat McCrory.

Jack Ingram, Junior Johnson, Dale Inman, Ned Jarrett, Dale Jarrett, Rusty Wallace, Richard Childress and Bobby Allison spent the day meeting with lawmakers and being praised by various legislators from throughout the state.

“Personally, it means a lot to me,” said Ned Jarrett. “To be able to come here and be introduced and to meet some of the new legislators, and to learn a little bit about what they do. But, to have our sport recognized in this manner is very, very meaningful.”

State Rep. Mitchell Setzer took time to recognize the Jarretts on the House floor.

“It’s hard to imagine that this is the birthplace of NASCAR,” said Setzer. “But, North Carolina is and they have contributed to our community in so many ways that it's countless.”

1999 Sprint Cup Champion Dale Jarrett was particularly pleased to be included with the other racing legends for the visit to the opening sessions.

“This is a nice honor,” said Dale Jarrett. “To be able to come here and be here with the people I’m here with, basically, that have done a lot for this sport over a lot of years. This sport's been great to the Jarrett family, but to be here and be a part of this is a pretty neat experience.”

The group, made up mainly of NASCAR Hall of Fame members, rounded out the day at the Executive Mansion with Governor Pat McCrory.

“I’ll do everything I can to promote motorsport racing and the industry,” said McCrory. “Because it’s important to North Carolina. This is the home of motorsports, North Carolina, the home of NASCAR. And, I consider it NASCAR valley.”

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Reward Money for Erica Parsons Case Increased

    Reward Money for Erica Parsons Case Increased

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:12:49 GMT
    The Rowan County Sheriff’s office and a local advocacy group have added additional rewards in the Erica Parsons case.The sheriff’s office added $10,000 to its original award offering of $10,000. Prevent Child Abuse Rowan has also put forth $5,000 to be added to the pot.The FBI is offering a $25,000 award in addition to the awards from the sheriff’s office and the advocacy groupIn total, $50,000 will be awarded for information leading to the location of Erica.
    The Rowan County Sheriff’s office and a local advocacy group have added additional rewards in the Erica Parsons case.The sheriff’s office added $10,000 to its original award offering of $10,000. Prevent Child Abuse Rowan has also put forth $5,000 to be added to the pot.The FBI is offering a $25,000 award in addition to the awards from the sheriff’s office and the advocacy groupIn total, $50,000 will be awarded for information leading to the location of Erica.
  • Charlotteans React to Federal Court Ruling on Gay Marriage

    Charlotteans React to Federal Court Ruling on Gay Marriage

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:17:08 GMT
    The Human Rights Campaign held a party to celebrate the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on marriage equality in Virginia. The gathering was at Cathode Azure Club in Charlotte.
    The Human Rights Campaign held a party to celebrate the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on marriage equality in Virginia. The gathering was at Cathode Azure Club in Charlotte.
  • Where To Park at Charlotte Premium Outlets?

    Where To Park at Charlotte Premium Outlets?

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:41:56 GMT
    In less than 48 hours, Charlotte will open a new outlet mall at Steele Creek off I-485.
    In less than 48 hours, Charlotte will open a new outlet mall at Steele Creek off I-485.
Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices