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2012 NASCAR Acceleration Weekend Set For Jan. 20-22 Tickets Go On Sale Sept. 20

August 16, 2011

Festivities include Induction Dinner, Induction Ceremony, Class of 2012 Exhibit Debut 
and NASCAR Preview 2012, Presented by Sprint

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 16, 2011) – The third annual NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is set for Friday evening, Jan. 20 in the Crown Ballroom of the Charlotte Convention Center. Tickets start at $40 and go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 20.

New for 2012, fans will be treated to three full days of NASCAR-themed events including the sport’s biggest names from today and yesterday. The weekend festivities, billed as NASCAR Acceleration Weekend, begin the evening of Friday, Jan. 20 with an exclusive dinner in the Charlotte Convention Center Ballroom featuring the formal jacket presentation to Inductees. Later that evening, the 2012 Induction Ceremony will be held in the Crown Ballroom. The prestigious event features presentations about each Inductee from prominent members of the NASCAR community. The highlight of the event is the official induction of the 2012 Class of Inductees: Richie Evans, Dale Inman, Darrell Waltrip, Glen Wood and Cale Yarborough.

The weekend continues Saturday, Jan. 21 with the inaugural NASCAR Preview 2012, Presented by Sprint, a fan-centric event featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stars. The festivities conclude on Sunday, Jan. 22 with the unveiling of the 2012 Class exhibits inside the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

“We combined the superstars of today with the legends of the sport in hopes of building a tradition that is one of the highlights of the year for race fans,” said Winston Kelley, executive director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “Thanks to NASCAR and Sprint, we have three straight days of unique and affordable opportunities. There are many Induction Ceremony ticket value options as well as an incredible VIP package that offers more exclusive opportunities than have been available to the public in the past. This is a must-attend weekend for any avid fan and a great opportunity for the City of Charlotte to host thousands of race fans before the start of the season.”

A limited number of VIP tickets will be sold beginning Tuesday, Sept. 20. For $299, the VIP package includes one ticket to the dinner and jacket presentation, one seat at the Induction Ceremony, an annual Membership to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, admission to the First Look preview of the 2012 Class exhibits and a ticket to the NASCAR Preview 2012, Presented by Sprint.

Guests can choose from a variety of ticket options to participate in the blockbuster weekend. Induction Ceremony and Induction Dinner tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 20 via TicketMaster and www.NASCARHall.com. Specific details about NASCAR Preview 2012 tickets and combination packages will be released prior to Sept. 20.

Induction Weekend Ticket prices and packages are:

Induction Dinner & Ceremony VIP Ticket            $299
Includes one Induction Dinner seat plus jacket presentation access, one Induction Ceremony ticket, one Crew Chief NASCAR Hall of Fame Membership, one admission to First Look at the 2012 Class exhibits and one NASCAR Preview 2012, Presented by Sprint ticket.                                                                        

Induction Ceremony Ticket - Premium Seat          $75
Includes one Induction Ceremony ticket and one general admission ticket to the NASCAR Hall of Fame      

Induction Ceremony Ticket - General Seat            $40
Includes one Induction Ceremony ticket and one general admission ticket to the NASCAR Hall of Fame      

Complete details about the Class of 2012, Induction Ceremony and the NASCAR Hall of Fame are available at www.NASCARHall.com. Groups interested in purchasing corporate tables at the Induction Dinner should contact 704-654-4425.


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Conveniently located in uptown Charlotte, N.C., the 150,000-square-foot NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. It was the second highest attended sports hall of fame in American its opening year. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, opened May 11, 2010 and includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop and NASCAR Media Group-operated broadcast studio. The venue is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. seven days a week and has an attached parking garage on Brevard Street. The five-acre site also includes a privately developed 19-story office tower and 102,000-square-foot expansion to the Charlotte Convention Center, highlighted by a 40,000 square-foot ballroom. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is owned by the City of Charlotte, licensed by NASCAR and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. www.NASCARHall.com.