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First 103 in for Free on Father’s Day at the NASCAR Hall of Fame

June 12, 2013

The first 103 dads will be admitted free with the purchase of a second admission on Sunday, June 16

CHARLOTTE, N.C.  (June 12, 2013) – The NASCAR Hall of Fame is offering free admission with the purchase of a second admission to the first 103 dads who visit the adrenaline-pumping, entertainment attraction on Father’s Day Sunday, June 16.

Open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., families can treasure special moments with Dad with high-octane adventures all day long at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. With realistic racing simulators, a Pit Crew Challenge that preps contenders for the fastest 13 seconds in sports, and engaging memorabilia that highlights the history and heritage of NASCAR, there’s plenty of ways for the whole family to play.

New exhibits on display are an added bonus for NASCAR newbies and enthusiasts visiting the NASCAR Hall of Fame. A new exhibit in the entrance to the Great Hall features Danica Patrick’s pole trophy from this year’s Daytona 500 Qualifying along with two of the hats she wore in Victory Lane. Patrick is the first woman in NASCAR history to qualify first for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

Dads can even walk the red carpet as they enter the new “Lights. Camera. NASCAR.” exhibit in the Great Hall. The Hollywood-themed exhibit illustrates the tremendous reach and appeal NASCAR holds as both a means for movie promotion and the starring focus of a film. With more than 40 artifacts on display, box office favorites represented include the Cole Trickle car from “Days of Thunder,” the Doc Hudson car from Disney’s “Cars,” the Wonder Bread car from “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” and dozens of other artifacts straight from the set.

Regular admission prices will be charged to all visitors after the first 103 dads are admitted free. Tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame can be purchased by calling (877) 231-2010 or at Regular 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 and are a great gift idea for Father's Day. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and is closed on Christmas Day. For more details, visit Up-to-the-minute updates are available at 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, 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.