August 10, 2005
The NASCAR site visit task force will come to Charlotte on Wednesday, August 18 to review Charlotte's proposal to land the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The visit is centered at the Convention Center and will include an intense proposal review with the NASCAR team and the Charlotte Hall of Fame Committee leaders, a business leadership lunch, a tour of the Center City and a press conference before the NASCAR team leaves.
As part of the tour, Charlotte's television and radio stations are providing everyone in the area a tangible way to "welcome" and show support to the visiting NASCAR officials.
Ten radio and 4 TV stations will host mini-rallies at key points in the city along the route for the bus tour. Route and location are listed below. Anyone wanting to show support is invited to attend one of the lunchtime rallies, wear your NASCAR Hall of Fame T-shirt (or something yellow), make a sign and line the streets to show our community's support for the Hall of Fame.
You can pick up free stickers, window clings and purchase T-shirts for $5.00 at Founders Hall, the IJL Lobby and Wachovia Atrium on Monday, August 15 and Tuesday, August 16 during lunch. Shirts are available now at the Bank of America Store in Founders Hall, Charlotte Chamber Main Street and Lowe's Motor Speedway Gift Shop.
The bus tour will show the NASCAR team the proposed site and the amenities in Charlotte's vibrant Center City that surround and connect to it. The focus also will be on new business, residential and cultural developments on tap for the Center City, including the development in the area around the Hall of Fame site, the potential for the Brevard stroll district, the 2nd Ward Master Plan and the Arts and Entertainment district, development along Trade and Tryon Street, the new Arena and the EpiCentre.