NASCAR's annual All-Star Race is set for Sunday, May 21 at North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Carolina.
For the first race at the short track since 1996, two NASCAR legends, Richard Petty and Darrell Waltrip, will serve as grand marshals. NASCAR made the announcement about Petty and Waltrip earlier today.
Not surprisingly, fans are excited to see the two Hall of Famers involved in the festivities.
"THE KING AND DW!!! YESSS!!!!!" one fan said on Twitter.
"Oh hello good news day for me!" said another.
"Right people to do it," added a third.
While many fans were focused on the grand marshals, others were wondering about the format of the event, which has not been specified yet, but NASCAR reporter Bob Pockrass expects to be "200 laps or so."
"200+ laps is good. I'd love to see minimal segments; In the stage era packing your All Star event with breaks isn't special," one fan said. "Plan out a final 10 or 15 lap sprint but besides that I want to see these All Stars struggling on a track with massive tire wear after 30, 40, 50, 60+ laps."
"Give me 4 50 lap segments. With 2 sets of tires available," another suggested.
"The format should be 400 laps no stage breaks. Calendar year winners and Open winners only, no second chance, no fan vote," a third added.
The 2023 NASCAR All-Star Race will get underway at 8 p.m. ET on May 21 and air on FS1.2023-03-30T18:49:32Z dg43tfdfdgfd