Former Daytona 500 Champion to Race a Compact Car

DeGraff, OH -- Two-time Daytona 500 Champion and current NASCAR on Fox broadcaster Michael Waltrip will be getting back behind the wheel of a race car this weekend. Waltrip is scheduled to compete with the Vore’s Compact Touring Series at Shadybowl Speedway in Degraff, Ohio on Saturday, July 20.

Waltrip will come out of retirement and return to his roots. He will finish his career the same way he started it: racing compacts in the Vore’s Compact Touring Series.

Waltrip, who now works as a broadcaster for Fox Sports NASCAR events, said, “I thought it would be great to officially do a 360 by ending my career the same way I started it”

Rick Young from Shadybowl Speedway was instrumental in putting the wheels in motion to make this event happen for Waltrips and the fans of Shadybowl.

Steve Vore, owner of VCTS Racing, is building a special Toyota Celica for Waltrip, which will have a special retro paint scheme painted by BJ’s Body Shop Dayton.

Gates open at noon on July 20 with racing starting at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices at Shadybowl for the second running of the Annual Bowl Classic sponsored by BJ’s Body shop are as follows: Adult $14.00, Seniors $10.00, Kids 12 to 15 $6.00, and 11 and under Free.

The Vore’s Compact Touring Series will be at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway August 3 and Kil-Kare Speedway in Xenia August 4.

-Vore's Compact Touring Series Press Release
-Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images

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Former Daytona 500 Champion to Race a Compact Car