June 05, 2012
First 1,000 kids (12 and younger) get free admission with paying adult beginning Friday June, 8, sponsored by Coca-Cola
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 5, 2012) – Families can find the perfect Cure for the Common Summer as the NASCAR Hall of Fame kicks off the season with free admission for kids and a Father’s Day Challenge. The first 1,000 kids (12 and younger) receive free admission to the 150,000 square-foot entertainment attraction with a paying adult beginning Friday, June 8; one child per adult.
Dads and kids visiting on Sunday, June 17 can compete in the Father’s Day Dad vs. Kid Video Game Challenge. Playing “NASCAR the Game 2011” on the interactive 14’x18’ Fan Billboard screen in the Great Hall, dads will face off against their son or daughter for a chance to win a VIP trip to Talladega Superspeedway and a variety of prizes including NASCAR Hall of Fame Memberships and souvenirs. Participants must register upon arrival as spaces are limited and made available on a first-come, first-served basis.
In addition, guests can bring any Coca-Cola product to the NASCAR Hall of Fame to receive a free simulator ride with the purchase of a general admission ticket through Friday, Aug. 31. The state-of-the-art, racing-simulation experience allows rookie drivers and avid fans to “feel” what it’s like on the track. Guests can get behind the wheel, start their engines, shift the gears and maneuver the track. Contenders can compete against each other on the speedways and road courses on the circuit and test the excitement that drivers encounter as they make their way through all the turns.
Fans also can enjoy two new exhibitions, Grassroots Racing: Where NASCAR Stars are Born and the 2012 Hall of Honor showcase. Grassroots Racing: Where NASCAR Stars are Born tells the story of hometown racetracks, affectionately called “grassroots,” where many NASCAR drivers began their careers. The 2012 Hall of Honor exhibition highlights the third Class of Inductees - Richie Evans, Dale Inman, Darrell Waltrip, Glen Wood and Cale Yarborough. Both exhibitions are free with admission.
Tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame can be purchased by calling 877-231-2010 or at 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. Annual 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. For updates and details about the NASCAR Hall of Fame, guests can visit www.NASCARHall.com, Facebook.com/NASCARHall or @NASCARHall on Twitter.
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. 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 opened 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.