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Let's go racing! The NASCAR Hall of Fame accelerates into the 2018-19 season

February 14, 2018

Family-friendly events for race fans of all ages include Race Viewing Parties, Racing Insiders Tours and the Easter Egg 400

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 14, 2018) – As the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season kicks off in Daytona, programs and events at the NASCAR Hall of Fame are also revving up. Race Viewing Parties, Racing Insiders Tours and the Easter Egg 400 are just some of the high-octane happenings at the NASCAR Hall of Fame this year.


Select Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races will be shown on the big screen at the NASCAR Hall of Fame throughout the 2018 season. The race viewing party schedule kicks off with the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 18. The 278-seat High Octane Theater features comfortable high-back rocking seats and a 64-foot-wide, curved projection screen with surround sound. Admission to each race viewing party is $10 for the general public and free for NASCAR Hall of Fame members. Tickets include admission to the race viewing party and the use of a personal race scanner. To cap off the experience, the two large side screens in the theater will feature direct-from-track, in-car feeds of two drivers, giving fans a behind-the-wheel view of the race. Food, soft drinks, beer and wine will be available for purchase.

“It's hard to beat the experience of attending a race in person, but fans looking for the next best alternative will find it at a race viewing party at the NASCAR Hall of Fame,” said Winston Kelley, NASCAR Hall of Fame executive director. “Watching the race on the big screen, hearing the engines revving up on theater speakers and listening in on race teams through a scanner makes for a memorable race experience for those who can’t travel to every race or are just looking for a fun way to cheer on their favorite driver with other fans.”

2018 Race Viewing Party Schedule (Doors open one hour prior to the race; all times are ET)





Sunday, Feb. 18

2:30 p.m.

Daytona 500

Daytona International Speedway

Sunday, April 29

2 p.m.


Talladega Superspeedway

Saturday, July 7

7 p.m.

Coke Zero 400

Daytona International Speedway

Saturday, Aug. 18

7:30 p.m.

Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

Bristol Motor Speedway

Sunday, Nov. 18

3 p.m.

Ford EcoBoost 400

Homestead-Miami Speedway

Purchase tickets to any of the race viewing parties this season at nascarhall.com/events/race-viewing-parties.


The NASCAR Hall of Fame's Racing Insiders Tours return for the fifth year with a full schedule in 2018. The all-access, in-depth tour includes stops at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, area race shops and racing attractions in the region, offering an unforgettable opportunity for race fans and non-fans alike to explore NASCAR’s deep roots in Charlotte.

The full-day tour begins at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, where participants learn about the legends and legacies of NASCAR and enjoy lunch from the Pit Stop Café. Participants then load onto a private motorcoach to visit various race shops and local racing attractions. Fans have the option to choose one of two Racing Insiders Tour itineraries: the Tour 77 itinerary or the Tour 85 itinerary.

Tour 77 takes participants to race shops located along Interstate 77, including Joe Gibbs Racing, Penske Racing and JR Motorsports, while Tour 85 includes Stewart-Haas Racing, Roush Fenway Racing and Hendrick Motorsports. Exact tour sites and itineraries are subject to change. The Racing Insiders Tour costs $99 per person and $81 for NASCAR Hall of Fame members. General Admission tickets are available online at racinginsiderstour.com. Members must purchase over the phone or in person at the box office to validate qualification for member pricing. Member pricing is not available online. Participants who purchase in advance will receive free parking in the NASCAR Hall of Fame parking garage.

2018 Racing Insiders Tours Schedule










5, 13, 19, 20, 26





2, 16, 17, 23





1, 8, 14, 22, 28, 29

3, 17, 25




4, 11, 18





2, 9, 16, 23, 30





6, 17, 20

16, 30




11, 17, 24, 28

6, 13, 20, 27




1, 4, 15, 23, 29





5, 15





The hunt is on! Hop over to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 31 for the fourth annual Easter Egg 400. During this festive morning, little ones join the Easter Bunny for a morning full of entertainment and games—bubble performances, balloon twisting, face painting, a magic show, egg relays and more—plus a photo opportunity. And during the signature egg hunt, each child takes home a carton of eggs filled with candy and prizes. This special Easter event is for kids 12 and under (children under age 2 are free). Tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 19. For more information, visit easteregg400.com for more information.

General admission tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame can be purchased online at nascarhall.com or via Ticketmaster by calling 877-231-2010. Admission is $25 for adults, $22 for seniors with ID, $18 for military with ID, $18 for youth 8-12, $12 for youth 3-7, and free for members and children younger than 3. High-octane combo packages are also available. All prices include tax. Memberships start at $125. Additionally, the newly upgraded Gear Shop inside the NASCAR Hall of Fame features apparel, diecast replica cars and other memorabilia to commemorate your trip. For more details, visit nascarhall.com and follow @NASCARHall on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Conveniently located in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, the 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 NASCAR Hall of Fame is open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from April 1 through Oct. 31 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Nov. 1 through March 31. An attached parking garage is available on Brevard Street. The 5-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. For more information, visit nascarhall.com.