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Media Alert: NASCAR Hall of Fame Inclement Weather Schedule

January 22, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 22, 2016) – Due to the inclement weather conditions in the Charlotte region, the NASCAR Hall of Fame will amend its Induction Ceremony and NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day activities this weekend.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame will remain open on Friday, Jan. 22. Due to the anticipated ice and snow accumulations during the course of the day, the venue will close early at 2 p.m. ET. The Induction Ceremony scheduled for this evening will be moved to Saturday, Jan. 23 beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET and will be aired live on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. The event will also be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra. The Induction Dinner will be adjusted to a luncheon format on Saturday at the Charlotte Convention Center beginning at 1 p.m. ET. Activities that were scheduled for today leading up to the Induction Ceremony such as Hall of Famer autograph sessions and the Red Carpet event will be canceled altogether.

In addition, Fan Appreciation Day activities including autograph sessions and programs will be canceled for tomorrow at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The venue will have a delayed opening at 12 p.m. ET and will honor the free admission that Fan Appreciation Day offers guests. The venue will close at 5 p.m. ET.

For those guests who secured autograph session tickets, the venue is exploring options to accommodate fans, which will be announced by the end of next week. Due to the complexity of NASCAR and driver schedules, unfortunately the Hall will not be able to reschedule a complete day of Fan Appreciation Day programming.

Please see the updated Induction schedule below:

Time

Event

Location (NASCAR Hall of Fame or Charlotte Convention Center)

11 a.m.

Credential pick-up opens

NHOF Lobby

11 a.m.

Media workroom opens

CCC Room 217

12 p.m.

Squier-Hall Award exhibit unveil

NHOF Race Week

1 p.m.

NHOF Induction Dinner

CCC Richardson Ballroom

2:30 p.m.

NHOF Induction Ceremony

CCC Crown Ballroom

4:30 p.m.

Class of 2016 media availability

CCC Room 217

 Media Opportunities

Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence Exhibit Unveiling (12 p.m.)
The Squier-Hall Award exhibit honoring 2016 recipient Steve Byrnes will be unveiled on the Race Week level of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Karen Byrnes will be available for media interviews. 

NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon (1 p.m.)
The event kicks off with a commemorative luncheon to honor the Class of 2016. Each inductee will receive his official Hall of Fame jacket and Steve Byrnes will be recognized as the fifth recipient of the Squier Hall Award. The luncheon will take place in the Richardson Ballroom (previously Charlotte Convention Center Ballroom) of the Charlotte Convention Center and is an invite-only event.

Note: For coverage options, please contact Josh Hamilton (jhamilton@nascar.com)

NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (2:30 p.m.)
The NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Induction Ceremony will take place in the Crown Ballroom of the Charlotte Convention Center and will be broadcast live on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Jerry Cook, Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte, Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner will officially be enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. In addition, Harold Brasington will be honored as the second recipient of the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR.
Note: The Induction Ceremony will be streamed live in the media workroom.

Post Event Press Conference (4:30 p.m.)
Credentialed media are invited to participate in a post-event press conference in the media workroom with Class of 2016 inductees (or their representatives) and their inductors

For more details, visit nascarhall.com. Updates are available at facebook.com/nascarhall or by following @NASCARHall on Twitter.


About the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Conveniently located in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, 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, 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 venue is open from 10 a.m. to 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.

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