November 17, 2011
Tony Stewart vs. Carl Edwards Showdown Highlights Final Race Day Experience Sunday, Nov. 20
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 17, 2011) – Charlotte-area NASCAR fans are invited to the final Race Day Experience at the NASCAR Hall of Fame at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, to watch the finale of the closest championship battle since the inception of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. The Ford 400 from Homestead-Miami Speedway will be shown on the 64’-wide screen in the state-of-the-art Belk High Octane Theater.
Carl Edwards enters the race just three points ahead of two-time series champion Tony Stewart, making this the third closest points battle in Series history and the tightest race since NASCAR’s version of a playoff system launched in 2004. As the only two drivers in contention for the win, fans are guaranteed to see the crowning of a new champion for the first time since Jimmie Johnson began his history- making, five-year winning streak.
Race Day Experience tickets are $10 and include a free iRacing Simulator ride, use of a race scanner, which allows guests to listen to teams and drivers communicate during a race, and two large, side screens with unique feeds directly from the racetrack. They range from in-car camera shots to DirectTV NASCAR HotPass channels. The 278-seat theater features comfortable high-back rocking chairs and a 64’-wide, curved projection screen with surround sound. Food, soft drinks, beer and wine will be available for purchase.
NASCAR Hall of Fame admission tickets are not required to attend the Race Day Experience. The $10 Race Experience ticket only grants admission to the Belk High Octane Theater. Tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame can be purchased by calling 877-231-2010 or at www.NASCARHall.com. General 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. Twilight admission for a visit after 4 p.m. Monday – Friday is $9.95 during the month of November (excluding Nov. 24-25). 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.
About 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. 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.