Special Saturday Night Race to Feature Celebrities and Legends at Bristol

Amanda BradeenCorrespondent IMarch 20, 2009

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 16:  Cale Yarborough attends practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2008 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Though fans usually go to "Thunder Valley" for the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races, the talk of the town is the "Saturday Night Special." This is a 50-lap race featuring racing legends and celebrities racing in teams of two. Longtime fans will enjoy seeing their favorite old time drivers while recognizing celebrities.

Celebrity drivers will run a 15-lap heat to determine the qualifying for the legends, who will run a 35-lap race.

The winner of the race will receive $25,000.00 to go towards their charity. Second place will receive $10,000.00, and all other teams will receive $5,000.00, all to go to their charity of choice.

The teams are as follows.

TV and Radio Personality and Avid NASCAR fan Riki Rachtman and NASCAR Raceday and NASCAR Victory Lane host Jimmy Spencer.

Realtree Outdoor Founder Bill Jordan and NASCAR legend Terry Labonte.

ESPN analyst and former crew chief Ray Evernham and NASCAR telecaster and legend Rusty Wallace.

Former NFL player Mike Compton and legend Phil Parsons.

North Alabama head coach Terry Bowden and legend L.D. Ottinger.

NHRA Pro Stock champion Greg Anderson and legend David Green.

ESPN analyst and former crew chief Andy Petree and legend Sterling Marlin.

NHRA Top-Fuel dragster driver Doug Hebert and legend Larry Person, who replaced his father David Person due to injury.

ESPN analyst and former NBA player Brad Daugherty and legend Junior Johnson.

NHRA Funny Car driver Ron Capps and legend Jack Ingram.

Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer and longtime legend Cale Yarborough.

Philadelphia Eagles placekicker David Akers and legend Harry Gant.

These are great teams, and this will be a great event to watch for any NASCAR fan.