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Fan Appreciation Day

Saturday, January 20, 2018

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Kick off the 2018 season at NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Enjoy free admission and experience the history and heritage of NASCAR through our unique and interactive exhibits. You’ll also have the opportunity to see some of your favorite NASCAR drivers, NASCAR Hall of Famers and other special guests for Q&A and autograph sessions throughout the day.  Fans will also have the chance to win prizes and giveaways by visiting track and sponsor booths.

Schedule of Events

NASCAR Hall of Fame admission will be free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hear from your favorite drivers and other special guests as they take the stage throughout the day!

 

Driver Q&A Sessions

Location: High Octane Theater, access from Level 1 & 2 of Hall

9 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. – Session 1: Paul Menard, Cole Custer, Justin Haley

10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. – Session 2: Kyle Larson, Matt Tifft, Noah Gragson

11 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. – Session 3: William Byron, Elliott Sadler, Michael Annett, Vinnie Miller

12 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. – Session 4: Martin Truex Jr., Chase Elliott, Spencer Gallagher, Cody Coughlin

1:30 – 1:50 p.m. – Session 5: Ryan Blaney, Ryan Reed, John Hunter Nemechek

2:30 – 2:50 p.m. – Session 6: Alex Bowman, Ryan Truex, Dalton Sargeant

3:30 – 3:50 p.m. – Session 7: Corey LaJoie, Tyler Reddick, Joey Gase

Q&A sessions will last approximately 20 minutes.
*Tickets (wristbands) are not required for these sessions.


Driver Autograph Sessions

Location: Crown Ballroom Pre-function Space, access from Level 3 of Hall

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Session 1: Paul Menard, Cole Custer, Justin Haley

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Session 2: Kyle Larson, Matt Tifft, Noah Gragson (SOLD OUT)

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Session 3: William Byron, Elliott Sadler, Michael Annett, Vinnie Miller (SOLD OUT)

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Session 4: Martin Truex Jr., Chase Elliott, Spencer Gallagher, Cody Coughlin (SOLD OUT)

2 – 3 p.m. – Session 5: Ryan Blaney, Ryan Reed, John Hunter Nemechek (SOLD OUT)

3 – 4 p.m. –Session 6: Alex Bowman, Ryan Truex, Dalton Sargeant (SOLD OUT)

4 – 5 p.m. – Session 7: Corey LaJoie, Tyler Reddick, Joey Gase

*Tickets (wristbands) are required for these sessions. See FAQ section below for more details.
NOTE: Information and times are subject to change, please check the site frequently for up-to date-details!


NASCAR Next Drivers Q&A Sessions

Location: High Octane Theater, access from Level 1 & 2 of Hall

10:20 a.m. – Harrison Burton, Hailie Deegan, Chase Purdy, Zane Smith

11:20 a.m. – Chase Cabre, Todd Gilliland, Riley Herbst, Cayden Lapcevich, Ty Majeski

Q&A sessions will last approximately 20 minutes.
*Tickets (wristbands) are not required for these sessions.


NASCAR Next Drivers Autograph Sessions

Location: Great Hall, access from main entrance of Hall

11 – 11:40 a.m. – Harrison Burton, Hailie Deegan, Chase Purdy, Zane Smith

11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Chase Cabre, Todd Gilliland, Riley Herbst, Cayden Lapcevich, Ty Majeski

*Tickets (wristbands) are not required for these sessions. 
 NOTE: Information and times are subject to change, please check the site frequently for up-to date-details!


NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Q&A Session

Location: High Octane Theater, access from Level 1 & 2 of Hall

10:40 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Ron Hornaday Jr., Ray Evernham, Ken Squier

Q&A sessions will last approximately 20 minutes

*Tickets (wristbands) are not required for these sessions.


NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Autograph Session

Location: Crown Ballroom Pre-function Space, access from Level 3 of Hall

9 - 10 a.m. – Ron Hornaday Jr., Ray Evernham, Ken Squier

The NASCAR Hall of Fame will host the Class of 2018 for a members-only autograph session in the Crown Ballroom pre-function space. 

*Must be a NASCAR Hall of Fame member to participate. Tickets (wristbands) are not required for this session. Learn more about becoming a NASCAR Hall of Fame member here.

2018 NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day General FAQ

Q. How can I secure tickets to NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day?

A. There are no advance tickets needed for admission to NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day. NASCAR Hall of Fame admission will be free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis during NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day. Admission to driver autograph sessions is free but will require a ticket for participation. Fans will be able to register for driver autograph sessions at nascarhall.com beginning Saturday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m.

Q. How can I get autographs at NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day?

A. Free tickets for driver autograph sessions are available on nascarhall.com starting on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. ET. There are seven autograph sessions to choose from, each featuring three drivers. Each fan can secure up to two tickets for only one of the seven autograph sessions (one ticket for an individual or two tickets for an individual and their guest).

Please note, any guests who sign up for more than one autograph session will be dropped from any session they register for following the first session they selected. (For example, if a guest signs up for Session 5 and then Session 2, they will be dropped from Session 2 and only receive wristbands for Session 5.)

Ticket email confirmation does not guarantee access to a specific driver autograph session.   

All fans with driver autograph session tickets will need to pick up a wristband for admission into the driver autograph lines. Fans may pick up their wristbands by presenting their email confirmation and/or photo I.D. at the Will Call booth inside the main entrance of the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. up to an hour and a half (90 minutes) before their driver autograph session begins. (60 minutes prior for Session 1.)

Queues for each autograph session will begin forming one hour (60 minutes) prior to the session.

Q. How many items can I get autographed?

A. Each fan can have one item autographed per driver.

Only items that can be carried on your person will be eligible for autographs (i.e. no carts, wheelbarrows or backpacks will be permitted to transport items). All bags are subject to search.

Q. Where is the driver autograph appearance ticket Will Call located?

A. Fans may pick up their driver autograph session tickets at the Will Call booth inside the main entrance of the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Tickets will be distributed beginning an hour and a half (90 minutes) before the driver autograph session begins. (60 minutes prior for Session 1.) You will need your email confirmation and/or photo I.D. to claim your ticket at Will Call.

Q. When can I get in line for my driver autograph session?

A. Fans can get in line one hour (60 minutes) prior to the start of the session. Please be sure to have your wristband on prior to getting in line.

Q. Are we able to bring our children into the autograph session without a wristband?

A. Anyone who is 10 years or older must have a wristband to enter the autograph session line. While children under 10 years old without a wristband may enter the autograph line, only those with a wristband will receive an autograph. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Q. Will there be NASCAR Hall of Famers at NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day?

A. Yes, several NASCAR Hall of Famers will be participating in events throughout NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day.

Q. Do I need a ticket to get an autograph from a NASCAR Hall of Famer? 

A. No, NASCAR Hall of Famer autograph sessions are separate from the current driver sessions and do not require a ticket. However, the NASCAR Hall of Famer autograph session is open to NASCAR Hall of Fame members only. Learn more about becoming a NASCAR Hall of Fame member here.

Q. Do I need to create an account/login in order to get a ticket for an autograph session?

A. Yes, an account/login is required to secure your tickets to the autograph session. Please visit: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/nhof/EN/account/login to create an account/login before tickets are available to confirm your account is setup to help expedite the ticketing process.

Once an autograph session ticket is in the checkout cart, users will need to complete the transaction process before the autograph session ticket is confirmed. Tickets in the checkout cart are only held for a short period of time. If the checkout process is not completed within the amount of time provided, the autograph session ticket will be released.

Q. Will there be NASCAR Next drivers at NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day?

A. Yes, several NASCAR Next drivers will be participating in events throughout NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day.

Q. Do I need a ticket to get an autograph from a NASCAR Next driver?

A. No, NASCAR Next driver autograph sessions are separate from the other driver sessions and do not require a ticket.

Q. I have previously signed up for a driver autograph session. What are the session times?

A. Below are the driver autograph session times. 

*There will be a Q&A with each driver in the High Octane Theater. Q&A sessions are open to the public and do not require a ticket. Driver autograph sessions will be located at the Crown Ballroom pre-function space (access from Level 3 of Halland require a ticket.

Q. Can I re-enter the NASCAR Hall of Fame if I leave the building during Fan Appreciation Day?

A. Yes, you may re-enter the building, you may not re-enter the autograph session.

 

Driver Autograph Ticketing Process FAQ

Q. How can I get a ticket for a driver autograph session?

A. Free tickets for the autograph sessions will be available on nascarhall.com starting Saturday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. ET. There are seven autograph sessions to choose from, each featuring three drivers. Each fan can secure up to two tickets to only one of the seven autograph sessions.

Q. When will tickets be available?

A. Tickets will be available starting on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. ET.

Q. Do I need to create an account/login in order to get a ticket for an autograph session?

A. Yes, an account/login is required to secure your tickets to the autograph session. Please visit: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/nhof/EN/account/login to create an account/login before tickets are available to confirm your account is setup to help expedite the ticketing process.

Once an autograph session ticket is in the checkout cart, users will need to fully complete the transaction process before tickets are reserved. Tickets in the checkout cart are only held for a short period of time. If the checkout process is not completed within the amount of time provided, the autograph session ticket will be released.

Q. Are there any tickets that will be released prior to Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. ET?

A. No. All tickets will be held until Saturday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. ET.

Q. Can I call in to NASCAR Hall of Fame or Ticketmaster to reserve/book driver autograph session tickets?

A. No. All tickets must be secured online via your computer, tablet or mobile device.

Q. In the past, I was able to get multiple drivers’ autographs. Why is it different this year?

A. NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day is a different event than previous year’s NASCAR Preview or NASCAR Acceleration Weekend. This format allows more fans to meet their favorite drivers and receive autographs.

Q. How will I get my ticket for the autograph session?

A. Fans may pick up their driver autograph session tickets at the Will Call booth inside the main entrance of the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Tickets will be distributed beginning an hour and a half (90 minutes) before the driver autograph session begins. (60 minutes prior for Session 1.) You will need your email confirmation and/or photo I.D. to claim your ticket at Will Call.

Q. The driver autograph session I want to attend is showing “SOLD OUT” – what are my options?

Once a driver autograph session is sold out, there are no more tickets available for that session. Fans still interested in attending a driver autograph session may join the standby line.

Fans in the standby line are not guaranteed tickets for any driver appearance. The standby line is first-come, first-served for ALL driver autograph sessions. Fans in the standby line will not be given the option of choosing a specific driver/driver session – they will be directed into the first driver line available when any driver autograph space opens.

There will be signage marking the standby autograph line area.

Q: What time does the standby line open?

The NASCAR Hall of Fame opens at 8 a.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 20 for Fan Appreciation Day and all related events.

Q. I’m a NASCAR Hall of Fame member, will I have a special ticketing time or automatically receive tickets to a driver autograph session?

A. No, NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day event is put on in partnership with NASCAR and is open to the public. As a result, NASCAR Hall of Fame members will need to complete the online process for a ticket to one of the seven autograph sessions. However, there is a members-only autograph session with NASCAR Hall of Famers from previous classes on Friday, Jan. 19, along with other members-only opportunities. Visit nascarhall.com/membership or call the NASCAR Hall of Fame at 704-654-4400 for more details on membership benefits and events.

Q:  I was not able to secure a ticket online. Will I still be able to attend one of the autograph sessions?

A:  Unfortunately, the autograph sessions are limited capacity and fill up quickly. No additional ticket will be distributed prior to the event. However, there will be a standby line on-site where fans can wait to see if there are no shows. Guests will be permitted to participate in the next available opportunity based on the order they are lined up. Guests may also re-enter the standby line as many times as they want.

Q: What will happen if there is inclement weather on the NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day? Will the events still take place?

A: The safety of our fans and drivers is our number one priority, and we will assess any changes to the NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day programming on a case-by-case basis. Should an incident occur that requires a programming change, we will communicate any updates as quickly as possible via our social media channels and website.

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*Driver Autograph Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 have sold out.