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April 08, 2014
New all-access tour takes fans on behind-the-scenes adventure through Charlotte’s motorsports community
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 8, 2014) – The new Racing Insiders Tour is an all-access, in-depth tour that includes stops at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, area race shops and racing attractions in the region. The behind-the-scenes tour is an unforgettable opportunity for race fans and non-fans alike to explore NASCAR’s deep roots in Charlotte.
“With the Charlotte region being home to more than 90 percent of NASCAR teams, the NASCAR Hall of Fame has the unique opportunity to tell the story of NASCAR’s past, present and future with the Racing Insiders Tour,” says NASCAR Hall of Fame Executive Director Winston Kelley. “Participants are able to learn about the evolution of NASCAR from its beginnings to present day at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and then explore modern day race shops just a short drive away.”
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 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.
The Tour 77 Itinerary takes participants to race shops located along Interstate 77 such as Joe Gibbs Racing, Penske Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing, while the Tour 85 Itinerary includes locations such as Stewart-Haas Racing, Roush Fenway Racing and Hendrick Motorsports located near Interstate 85. Exact tour sites and itineraries are subject to change.
The Racing Insiders tour costs $90 for adults, $80 for children (ages 5-12) and $70 for NASCAR Hall of Fame members (all prices are subject to applicable taxes and service fees). This all inclusive package covers admission costs to the participating locations. Racing Insider Tour tickets can be purchased by calling (704) 654-4400 or online at racinginsiderstour.com. Participants that purchase tickets in advance receive free parking in the NASCAR Hall of Fame parking garage.
General admission tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame can be purchased by calling (877) 231-2010 or at nascarhall.com. 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. Memberships are available starting at $125. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 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, 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, 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 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. nascarhall.com