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Cale Yarborough To Replace Darrell Waltrip in Bristol's Saturday Night Special

David PhillipsAnalyst IMarch 11, 2009

Cale Yarborough, one of the most successful drivers in the history of Bristol Motor Speedway, has been added to the lineup of stars for the Scotts “Saturday Night Special” at Bristol Motor Speedway, Mar. 21.

Darrell Waltrip, Bristol’s all-time winner with 12, has had to pull out of the race because of a scheduling issue that has arisen.

“It seems crazy, but I am busier now than I was when I was a driver,” Waltrip said. “I have some commitments to Fox Sports that have come up since we began talking with the folks at Bristol about this race.

"I was looking forward to getting out there with some of those guys again; and some of them for the first time. After years with Junior Johnson as my boss, I was excited about rubbing fenders with him. But, sometimes things are unavoidable.”

A $100,000 purse, to be paid to the charity of choice by each driver, will be up for grabs. Competing in late model stock cars, $25,000 will be donated to the charity of choice of the winning team, as well as taking home that big Bristol trophy.

The second-place team will have $10,000 given to the charity of its choice, and $5,000 will go to the designated charity of the other entrants.

Other drivers expected to compete are Harry Gant, David Green, Jack Ingram, Junior Johnson, Terry Labonte, Sterling Marlin, L.D. Ottinger, Phil Parsons, David Pearson, Jimmy Spencer, and Rusty Wallace.

The Saturday Night Special will take place after the completion of the Scotts Turf Builder 300 Nationwide Series race.

No word if it's going to be on TV yet. I hope it is, so we can all enjoy this great event.

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