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NASCAR Hall of Fame Announces Commemorative Brick Program

Source: Victory Management Group Press Release   

October 01, 2008

NASCAR FANS CAN CELEBRATE THEIR LOVE OF THE SPORT, RECOGNIZE THEIR HEROES WITH THE NASCAR HALL OF FAME COMMEMORATIVE BRICK PROGRAM

• Ceremonial Plaza at NASCAR Hall of Fame to Showcase Thousands of Personalized Bricks

 Fans’ First Opportunity to Personally Honor the History of NASCAR

The history of NASCAR was built hero by hero, moment by spectacular moment.  And it has taken some five decades to create the legacy that will become the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Spring 2010.  Now, NASCAR fans and community residents can take part in creating this tribute to the sport and its stars with the new NASCAR Hall of Fame Commemorative Brick Program.

Beginning October 10, 2008, NASCAR fans and Charlotte community members will be able to help lay the foundation for the NASCAR Hall of Fame with a personalized brick at the NASCAR Hall of Fame that celebrates their memories of the sport and recognizes their favorite drivers, champions, stars and races.  The bricks are available on a limited basis while supplies last and installation will be completed in time for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s grand opening in the Spring of 2010.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame commemorative bricks are a perfect way to honor a special person or memory, as each brick can be inscribed with a customized message.  The NASCAR Hall of Fame Commemorative Brick Program also allows NASCAR fans to celebrate their favorite NASCAR stars with their likeness inscribed on the bricks, or to include the logos of their favorite racetrack or team. 

“NASCAR fans are the most passionate sports fans anywhere, and we want to celebrate their role in making NASCAR the incredible sport it has become by providing an opportunity for them to have their very own place at the NASCAR Hall of Fame,” said Winston Kelley, Executive Director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.  “The NASCAR Hall of Fame Commemorative Brick Program gives NASCAR fans an opportunity to show their pride in honoring the history of NASCAR, its legends, champions and stars.”

Fans Have Many Options to Show Their NASCAR Pride

NASCAR fans and community residents have several unique ways to be a part of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.  The NASCAR Hall of Fame commemorative bricks are available in two sizes – 4x8 and 8x8 – which will be placed in the plaza and outdoor areas surrounding the NASCAR Hall of Fame facility.  The 4x8 brick will allow up to three lines of customized inscription.  The 8x8 brick can accommodate up to six lines of text or four lines of text plus a driver likeness or team or track logo.

The customized inscription can recognize a friend or family member, celebrate a racing moment, show support for a particular event or honor a favorite NASCAR star.  This makes it an ideal and lasting holiday gift for December, Father’s Day, birthdays and more.

There are currently more than 40 drivers participating in the NASCAR Hall of Fame Commemorative Brick program, including NASCAR Grand National, Busch and Sprint Cup champions. The offering will include early stars such as Tim Flock and Fireball Roberts, legends like David Pearson, Richard Petty, Buddy Baker and Dale Earnhardt and today’s stars such as Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Participating tracks include ISC and SMI properties. The available team logos include most of the current racing organizations.

Fans can order a replica of their distinctive brick for their NASCAR collection or to give to the person they’ve recognized.  Each replica brick features the identical inscription to the brick that will be installed in the Ceremonial Plaza.  Display cases to hold and showcase replica bricks will be available for sale through the NASCAR.com Superstore.

NASCAR Hall of Fame Bricks an Ideal Gift, Affordable Collectible

The NASCAR Hall of Fame Commemorative Brick Program offers an affordable way for fans to mark their place in the history of the sport, and the bricks are priced in line with other collectible and commemorative merchandise.  The 4x8 bricks are $150 and the replica brick with the customized inscription is available for $65.  The 8x8 bricks are $300 with customized text and $325 with drivers’ logo/likeness.  The replica 8x8 bricks are $125 and $150, respectively.

A portion of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Commemorative Brick Program purchase is tax-deductible.  The NASCAR Hall of Fame commemorative bricks can be purchased with most major credit cards.  A payment plan is also available with three equal monthly installments. 

The NASCAR Hall of Fame commemorative bricks can be ordered online at www.NASCARHall.com/brick or at 888.NHF-BRKS (888.643.2757).

About the NASCAR Hall of Fame

NASCAR has chosen Charlotte to be the site for this once-in-a-lifetime attraction for the State of North Carolina and the entire country.  The state-of-the-art facility will honor the history and heritage of NASCAR, serve as an educational platform of the tremendous impact NASCAR has had on American culture and provide an enduring tribute to those who have impacted the sport in the past, present and yet to come.  Scheduled to open in the spring of 2010, the NHOF will offer extensive exhibit space, interactive entertainment and educational experiences, a Hall of Honor for inductees, a state-of-the-art-theatre, and a restaurant and retail outlet.  The NASCAR Hall of Fame will be owned by the City of Charlotte and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority.  For more information regarding the NASCAR Hall of Fame and CRVA, please visit www.NASCARHall.com and www.CRVA.com.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame Commemorative Brick Program is managed by the NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation, which provides it 501(c)3 tax exempt status.  For NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation information, visit (TBD).

Media Contact:
Deborah Robinson
312.505.4336
drobinson@vmg1.com

Pictured above: Winston Kelley, left, executive director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Jimmy Spencer, center, former NASCAR driver and SPEED television announcer, and Mike Joy, NASCAR race announcer, helped launch the NASCAR Hall of Fame Commemorative Brick Program Wednesday (10/1/08) in uptown Charlotte, NC. The program gives NASCAR fans a chance to purchase a personalized brick that will be part of the final construction of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte. Photo courtesy of Victory Management Group.

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