Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC
Friday, April 5 - Sunday, April 7, 2024

Keynote Speaker

Friday, April 5 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rusty Wallace

Lead Analyst, MRN Radio, the Voice of NASCAR

For over 40 years, racing legend Rusty Wallace has delighted racing fans with his hard-nosed and aggressive approach to racing and a personality and charisma that are unmatched in the sport. 

Wallace—the 1989 NASCAR Cup Series Champion, 1984 Rookie of the Year and 55-time Cup Series race winner—will go into history as one of NASCAR’s finest drivers.  For 16 straight seasons, Wallace won at least one race in NASCAR’s Cup Series. He is a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) Hall of Fame, the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. As one of the main protagonists during NASCAR’s meteoric commercial rise of the 1990s and 2000s, Wallace is often credited as being one of the catalysts behind the mainstream appeal the sport enjoys today. 

Rusty currently serves as Lead Analyst for MRN Radio—the Voice of NASCAR—where he is heard on more than 700 affiliates nationwide, as well as on Sirius XM Radio. In 2005, he became the first NASCAR driver in recent history to design a professional racing facility, when he inked the plans for the 7/8-mile Iowa Speedway. Wallace is also on the board of The NASCAR Foundation—the sport’s foremost charity initiative.  In that role, he serves on the foundation’s development committee, charged with fundraising for the foundation’s mission of helping children live, learn, and play.

Wallace has three adult children and resides near Charlotte, NC with his wife, Patti.