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DIY Network's Yard Crashers Casting Call at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Jan. 5

December 31, 2013

Host Matt Blashaw searching for biggest fan for racing-themed backyard makeover

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 31, 2013) – Homeowners and NASCAR fans living in the Charlotte area are invited to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Sunday, Jan. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the chance to receive a racing-themed backyard makeover and appear in an upcoming episode of Yard Crashers that will be filmed at a later date in early 2014.

The DIY Network is partnering with Great Clips to look for one lucky homeowner to dig up, demolish and transform their backyard into a racing fan’s dream space. Matt Blashaw, licensed landscape contractor and host of DIY Network’s Yard Crashers, will be on site to meet and greet with fans and choose a family/yard for the racing-themed episode.

To participate, homeowners must bring a picture of their current backyard and be ready to convince Matt Blashaw and the Yard Crashers crew why they are the worthy fan that should receive a free yard makeover racing style.

There is no charge to participate in the casting call. Parking is available in the NASCAR Hall of Fame parking garage on Brevard Street ($3 for the first 30 minutes, $1 for each additional 30 minutes, $15 maximum).

Yard Crashers is part of DIY Network’s “crashers” series, the popular ambush renovation series that also includes House CrashersRoom Crashers, Bath Crashers and Kitchen Crashers. Typically, the Yard Crashers host ambushes a local home improvement store to find the perfect weekend warriors for a backyard makeover and then follows the surprised shoppers home to completely transform their yard. For this special racing-themed episode, the Yard Crashers crew will be on the hunt for the biggest NASCAR fan at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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 5. 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 by following @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 Productions-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

About DIY Network
DIY Network, from the Makers of HGTV and Food Network, is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. Currently in more than 58 million homes, DIY Network's programming covers a broad range of categories, including home improvement and landscaping. The network's award-winning website, DIYNetwork.com, consistently ranks among America's top home and garden Internet destinations for entertaining videos, home improvement advice, step-by-step instructions, message boards, blogs, an interactive program guide and more. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., DIY Network is wholly owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI). DIYNetwork.com