January 06, 2012
Guests receive FREE breakfast with general admission Saturday, Jan. 21 from 7 – 9 a.m.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 6, 2012) – Junior Johnson will be serving up a different kind of ‘shine’ this month at the NASCAR Hall of Fame…a little bit of sunshine! The Inaugural NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee is set to serve ham and biscuits to guests in a memorable ‘meet and eat’ experience Saturday, Jan. 21 from 7 – 9 a.m.
Entry into the breakfast is free with general admission and will be located in the Great Hall. In addition, the NASCAR Hall of Fame will be open extended hours Jan. 21 from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. for visitors looking to get an early start on their high-octane adventure of more than 50 hands-on stations, authentic NASCAR artifacts and historic stock car exhibits.
“How many people can say that Junior Johnson served them breakfast?” said Winston Kelley, executive director of the interactive, entertainment attraction. “Only NASCAR Hall of Fame visitors will have the pleasure of taking part in this one-of-a-kind experience. This new event is a perfect complement to the Induction festivities, driver appearances, exhibit reveals and special events scheduled during NASCAR Acceleration Weekend.”
NASCAR Acceleration Weekend is highlighted by the NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for the Class of 2012 Inductees Richie Evans, Dale Inman, Darrell Waltrip, Glen Wood and Cale Yarborough Friday, Jan. 20. On Saturday, Jan. 21 NASCAR Preview 2012 Presented by Sprint will offer a festival-like experience for fans that features driver autograph and question-and-answer sessions, show car appearances, simulators, games and more. The weekend activities will conclude with the unveiling of the Class of 2012 Inductee Tribute exhibit in the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Sunday, Jan. 22.
Combo tickets for NASCAR Hall of Fame and NASCAR Preview 2012 Presented by Sprint start at $20 and include the Junior Johnson Breakfast. NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony tickets start at $40 and include Hall admission. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. For updates and details about NASCAR Acceleration Weekend, guests can visit www.nascaracceleration2012.com.
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.