WBTV’s David Whisenant named Grand Marshal for Speedway Christmas opening night
Whisenant has covered countless laps on the track.
CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) - WBTV’s David Whisenant was named Grand Marshal for Charlotte Motor Speedway’s opening night of Speedway Christmas.
On Friday, the Salisbury native will trade his mic flag for a green one.
Whisenant has covered countless laps on the track, at car shows, and campers, all in the process of covering his Rowan and Cabarrus County beat.
“I’ve been either coming to races as a fan or coming as a reporter for more than 50 years,” Whisenant said. “It’s one of the most special places in my life and in my career.”
Whisenant will lead a field of cars to the green flag, kicking off the 14th year of Speedway Christmas.
“Coming back here with my granddaughters and my family and being able to be part of Speedway Christmas and turning on the lights will be one of the most special things of my entire career,” he said.
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