August 08, 2013
Dillon’s No. 39 American Ethanol Chevrolet truck among artifacts to debut on Tuesday, Aug. 13
WHAT: Austin Dillon made history as the first driver to win a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on dirt on July 25 at Eldora Speedway in New Weston, Ohio, also marking the first time in four decades NASCAR has run on a dirt track in its top three series. Dillon will be on hand for a press conference that unveils three artifacts from the victory at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
The jar of dirt that Dillon scooped up near the finish line with the Eldora golden shovel, his winner’s trophy and the No. 39 American Ethanol Chevrolet truck will be on display beginning Tuesday, Aug. 13 for a limited time.
WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 13
(Press conference to begin at 11:30 a.m. with brief remarks followed by photo opportunities and one-on-one interviews)
WHERE: NASCAR Hall of Fame Great Hall, 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Charlotte, N.C.
Parking is available in the NASCAR Hall of Fame garage on Brevard Street. Media may bring their parking ticket to media registration for validation. Please show business card or media ID at media registration in the NASCAR Hall of Fame lobby.
Tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame can be purchased by calling (877) 231-2010 or at nascarhall.com. Admission is $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors and military, $12.95 for children 5-12 and free for children younger than five. Memberships are available starting at $25 for children and $50 for adults. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and is closed on Christmas Day. For more details, visit nascarhall.com. Up-to-the-minute updates are available at facebook.com/nascarhall or @nascarhall on Twitter.
About the NASCAR Hall of Fame
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. 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, a 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. nascarhall.com