Carson-Newman University is ready to make some noise this semester -- at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway with an 850-horsepower Sprint Cup car. The Jefferson City, Tenn., school will make its NASCAR debut on the No. 35 Ford of Josh Wise at the half-mile oval in Saturday's Irwin Tools Night Race.
The Front Row car will also highlight area C-N supporters Ted Russell Automotive Group, Premier Building Maintenance Corporation and Aramark.
To kick off the Bristol race week, the university will play host to a NASCAR celebrity roast benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dumplin Valley. The Tuesday night event will feature a panel consisting of NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip and current drivers David Ragan, David Gilliland, Wise and Michael McDowell. Tickets can be purchased at http://ow.ly/nL4Yf.
Wise will appear at the speedway's Welcome Village stage on race day at 3:45 p.m. Carson-Newman students attending the race are encouraged to stop by to see the driver re...