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NASCAR Hall of Fame Groundbreaking

Source: Press Release  

January 22, 2007

Media Advisory / Photo Opportunity

Who? The City of Charlotte, NASCAR, the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority and the Lauth Property Group

What? NASCAR Hall of Fame and NASCAR Plaza Groundbreaking

This highly anticipated groundbreaking will be the ‘grand finale’ of the annual NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Media Tour hosted by Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Join us and numerous NASCAR officials and drivers, team owners and elected officials as we celebrate this historic event.

When? Thursday, January 25, 2007
3:00pm

Where? Site of the new NASCAR Hall of Fame and NASCAR Plaza bordered by Brevard, Caldwell, Stonewall Sts. and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Directions / Parking? See information below


Media Contact Information:
Julie Hill
City of Charlotte
(704) 336-4098
jehill@ci.charlotte.nc.us

Scott Warfield
NASCAR Inc.
(704) 348-9650
swarfield@nascar.com

Molly Hedrick
Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority
(704) 339-6120
molly.hedrick@crva.com

Marc Lotter
Lauth Property Group
Owner/Developer of NASCAR Plaza
(317) 663-6449
mlotter@lauth.net


PARKING NEAR NASCAR HALL OF FAME AND NASCAR PLAZA SITE:
Parking is available at prevailing rates in parking lots and towers surrounding the Charlotte Convention Center and near the site of the future NASCAR Hall of Fame...
• The Westin Charlotte hotel offers more than 1,600 spaces, conveniently located adjacent to the Charlotte Convention Center.
• Additionally, metered parking is available along many of the main streets in Center City.
• For additional information regarding Charlotte Center City Parking, visit the Center City Partners website
http://www.charlottecentercity.org/nav.cfm?cat=19&subcat=108&subsub=27

DRIVING DIRECTIONS
For more information, visit http://www.charlotteconventionctr.com/directions.asp

From I-85

Driving South from points North of Charlotte.
- Take Brookshire Freeway (Highway 16 South), Exit 36.
- Merge right onto the I-277 loop (John Belk Freeway).
- Take Stonewall Street, Exit 1E.
- Turn left on Stonewall Street and proceed 2 blocks.

Driving North from points South of Charlotte.
- Take Little Rock Road, Exit 32.
- Turn right at the bottom of the ramp.
- Turn right at the first traffic light.
- Turn left at the 2nd traffic light onto Wilkinson Boulevard (Hwy 74 East).
- Follow Wilkinson Boulevard as it becomes the I-277 loop (John Belk Freeway).
- Take College Street, Exit 1E.
- The Charlotte Convention Center will be on your right after you cross Stonewall Street, proceed to 2nd Street and take a right.
- The site will be two blocks on your right.

From I-77

Driving South from points North of Charlotte.
- Take the 1-277 loop (John Belk Freeway), Exit 9.
- Take College Street, Exit 1E.
- The Charlotte Convention Center will be on your right after you cross Stonewall Street, proceed to 2nd Street and take a right.
- The site will be two blocks on your right.

Driving North from points South of Charlotte.
- Take the 1-277 loop (John Belk Freeway), Exit 9B.
- Take College Street, Exit 1E.
- The Charlotte Convention Center will be on your right after you cross Stonewall Street.
- Proceed to 2nd Street, take a right and the site will be on your right in two blocks.

From US Highway 74 (Wilkinson Boulevard on the West and Independence Boulevard on the East)

Driving East from points West of Charlotte.
- Follow Wilkinson Boulevard (Hwy 74 East) as it becomes the I-277 loop (John Belk Freeway).
- Take College Street, Exit 1E.
- The Charlotte Convention Center will be on your right after you cross Stonewall Street.
- Follow directions as above.

Driving West from points East of Charlotte.
- Follow Independence Boulevard (Hwy 74 West) and merge left onto the I-277 loop (John Belk Freeway).
- Take Stonewall Street, Exit 1E.
- Turn left on Stonewall Street and proceed 2 blocks.