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NASCAR Hall of Fame Honors Heroes With Half-Off Admission During First Responders Month

August 23, 2011

First Responders receive 50% off general admission ticket Mondays – Thursdays in September

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 22, 2011) – The NASCAR Hall of Fame presents First Responders Month during the month of September. All first responders visiting the 150,000-square-foot entertainment facility will receive a 50% discount off general admission every Monday – Thursday.

The discounted $9.95 ticket can be purchased at the NASCAR Hall of Fame box office with proper identification. First responders visiting on Mondays – Thursday in Sept. must provide valid ID to receive half-off their general admission ticket purchase and the offer is only valid for the holder of the first responder ID.

“September has become a month where we remember and honor the heroes of our communities, cities and nation,” said Winston Kelley, executive director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “In honor of the tenth anniversary of Sept. 11 and to honor our local heroes, we would like to extend this savings to the men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting and servicing their communities every day and provide them a fun, recreational experience to share with their families.”

Visitors of the NASCAR Hall of Fame can explore and engage in more than 50 highly-interactive, hands-on exhibits, moving memorials and authentic artifacts telling the story of NASCAR. In addition, the facility offers special events such as driver appearances, free car shows on the Plaza in front of the Hall, Race Viewing Experiences in the Belk High Octane Theater, racing simulator competitions and more 

The NASCAR Hall of Fame’s special events featured in September include:

  • Saturday, Sept. 3 - Hudson Auto Show (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
    Visitors can see these classic cars on display in Ceremonial Plaza. 2011 Auto Shows are free to attend and take place on the first Saturday of every month through October. 

  • Sunday, Sept. 4 - Race Day Experience - Labor Day Classic 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway
    Sunday, Sept. 10 - Race Day Experience - One Last Race To Make The Chase at Richmond International Raceway

    Races begin at 7:30 p.m.
    Guests can immerse themselves in a unique racing experience in the Belk High Octane Theater. The racing experience features a 64' wide, curved projection screen, complete with surround sound and in-car audio feeds and are shown live in the Belk High Octane Theater. The Belk High Octane Theatre seats 278 and seating is first-come, first-serve. Doors open one hour prior to start of race.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 6 – Cure for the Common Summer NASCAR Driver Appearance (1 p.m. – 2 p.m.)
    NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers will be on hand for autographs, photographs and even to race against fans in the iRacing simulators.

  • Every Tuesday beginning Sept. 13 - NASCAR Chase Driver Appearance (Time to be determined)
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase contenders will make appearances at the NASCAR Hall of Fame every Tuesday through Nov. 15. 
  • Monday, Sept. 19 - NASCAR Performance Taping (Begins at 3 p.m.)

Fans can watch a live taping of NASCAR Performance, a 30-minute “gear head” show hosted by SPEED analyst Larry McReynolds and NASCAR crew chiefs Chad Knaus and Robert “Bootie” Barker.    

The NASCAR Hall of Fame is open daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Times subject to change.

Tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame can be purchased by calling 877-231-2010 or at 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. Charter Memberships are available starting at $25 for children and $50 for adults. For more details, visit The NASCAR Hall of Fame is open seven days a week, 362 days a year.

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.