Night of NASCAR stars

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"Night of NASCAR Stars" is a television special that was taped at Macon Speedway in 2007, and aired on Speed TV. It was held again on June 12, 2008, and was aired on Speed TV later in 2008.


The "Night of NASCAR Stars" was conceived as a promotional gimmick to get more racing fans to attend the races at Macon Speedway, in Macon, Illinois. Track co-owners Tony Stewart, Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader invited fellow NASCAR drivers to their track for a special race of NASCAR drivers who would be racing borrowed UMP Modifieds. Many of which were re-skinned or wrapped to mimic the NASCAR driver's NASCAR race cars. The UMP Sportsman and UMP Street Stocks were also included in the night's racing action.

During an intermission in racing, track co-owner Tony Stewart phoned in a donation of $5,000 to the Victory Junction Gang Camp that was matched with donations from Macon Speedway, the Blue Mound Lions Club and the night’s 50/50 raffle winner for a total donation of $10,000. Northeast Community Fund Food Bank and Meridian School District also benefited from donations from Macon Speedway owners.


Drivers in attendance[edit]

Marcos Ambrose Kyle Busch Ray Evernham
Bobby Labonte Jason Leffler Stephen Leicht
Casey Mears Aaron Pierce David Reutimann
Ken Schrader Kenny Wallace Mike Wallace
Steve Wallace J. J. Yeley


Heat race 1 Heat race 2 Feature (A-Main)
1 Kenny Schrader Jason Leffler 1 Kenny Wallace 8 Casey Mears
2 Kenny Wallace Mike Wallace 2 Kenny Schrader 9 Steve Wallace
3 Marcus Ambrose 10 Jason Leffler
4 David Reutimann 11 Aaron Pierce
5 Bobby Labonte 12 Ray Evernham
6 Kyle Busch 13 Stephen Leicht
7 Mike Wallace 14 J. J. Yeley


In addition to the racing program, a silent auction was held with the proceeds going to the Kyle Busch Foundation. The winner got a ride in Macon Speedway's 2-seat Late model, at speed, around Macon Speedway's 1/5-mile track with Kyle Busch doing the driving. The UMP Sportsman and UMP Street Stocks were also included in the night's racing action.

Stars in attendance (racing)[edit]

Stars in attendance (not racing)[edit]


Heat race 1 Heat race 2 Feature (A-Main)
1 1 Ken Schrader 6 Michael McDowell
2 2 Kenny Wallace 7 Mike Bliss
3 Steve Wallace 8 Mike Wallace
4 David Stremme 9 Josh Wise
5 Buzzy Reutiman 10 Bobby Labonte

*(Results will be completed as soon as they are available)

See also[edit]


  1. 2008 Results: Modified&tid=8089&tname=Macon Speedway&dt=2008-06-12&types=Heat 3

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