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NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Week Activities and Media Opportunities

January 19, 2016

Class of 2016 Induction Ceremony, NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day, Junior Johnson's Midnight Moon Shine & Sign and more

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 19, 2016) – The NASCAR Hall of Fame is revving up for race season with a full lineup of induction week activities in Charlotte, North Carolina, including the Class of 2016 Induction Ceremony on Friday, Jan. 22, NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday, Jan. 23, and the fourth annual Junior Johnson Midnight Moon Shine & Sign event for members, among other exciting happenings.

The week of activities at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the adjacent Charlotte Convention Center honor the history and future of the sport with the historic seventh annual Induction Ceremony as well as Q&As and autograph sessions with current drivers at NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day. In addition, fans and visitors can view multiple upgrades to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The Memorable Moments exhibit located in the High Octane Theater Lobby was updated with history-making artifacts from the 2015 NASCAR season. The Hall of Honor, where the NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees are enshrined, has been updated to feature the Class of 2016, while the Champions exhibit and Squier-Hall Award exhibit have been updated to feature the current winners.

Please find the full schedule of induction week activities below. Additional information can be found at nascarhall.com.

THURSDAY, JAN. 21
Racing Insiders Tour - Tour 77 (9:15 a.m. ET)
The Racing Insiders Tour is an all-access, in-depth tour in and around Charlotte’s racing community. The Tour 77 itinerary makes stops at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and shops along Interstate 77, including Joe Gibbs Racing, Penske Racing and JR Motorsports. The tour runs from approximately 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit racinginsiderstour.com.

Legends and Champions Club Members Reception (5:30 p.m. ET)
Legends and Champions Club level members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame are invited to a private reception in the Legends Room to kick off induction weekend. During the event, there will be special appearances by NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees from previous classes. For information about becoming a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, visit nascarhall.com/membership.

FRIDAY, JAN. 22
Media Note: For media access to the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Charlotte Convention Center on Induction Day, please submit the attached request form for media credentials to nhofmedia@nascar.com by 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Credential requests are not a guarantee of admission. Preference will be given in the order requests are received. A confirmation will be sent upon acceptance.

A summary of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Day schedule is below:

Time (all ET)

Event

Location (NHOF or CCC)

2 p.m. 

Credential Pick-up Opens

NHOF Lobby

2 p.m.

Media Workroom Opens

CCC Room 217

2 p.m.

Hall of Honor First Look

NHOF Hall of Honor

3 p.m.

Squier-Hall Award Exhibit Unveiling

NHOF Race Week

3:30 p.m.

NHOF Inductee Autograph Session

NHOF Hall of Honor

4:25 p.m.

Red Carpet Arrivals

NHOF Great Hall

5:30 p.m.

NHOF Induction Reception

NHOF Richardson Ballroom Foyer

6 p.m.

NHOF Induction Dinner

CCC Richardson Ballroom

7:15 p.m.

Landmark Award/Squier-Hall Award Media Availability

CCC Room 217

8 p.m.

NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

CCC Crown Ballroom

10:15 p.m.

Class of 2016 Media Availability/Press Conference

CCC Room 217

Racing Insiders Tour - Tour 85 (9:15 a.m. ET)
The Racing Insiders Tour is an all-access, in-depth tour in and around Charlotte’s racing community. The Tour 85 itinerary makes stops at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and shops along Interstate 85, including Stewart-Haas Racing, Roush Fenway Racing and Hendrick Motorsports. The tour runs from approximately 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit racinginsiderstour.com.

Hall of Honor First Look (2 p.m. ET)
NASCAR Hall of Fame Exclusive Driver Dinner Package and VIP Induction Package ticket holders will have an exclusive first look at the Class of 2016 inductee exhibits in the Hall of Honor.
Media Note: Interviews will not be offered at this time, but photos and b-roll of the event are permitted.

Squier-Hall for NASCAR Media Excellence Exhibit Unveiling (3 p.m. ET)
The Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence exhibit honoring 2016 recipient Steve Byrnes will be unveiled on the Race Week level of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Media Note: Interviews will not be offered at this time, but photos and b-roll of the event are permitted.

Members-Only Hall of Famer Autograph Session (3:30 p.m. ET)
The NASCAR Hall of Fame will host NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees from prior classes for a members-only autograph session in the Hall of Honor. The following NASCAR Hall of Famers are expected to participate: Richard Petty, Rusty Wallace, Ned Jarrett, Bobby Allison, Bill Elliott, Dale Inman, Darrell Waltrip, Glen Wood, Leonard Wood, Jack Ingram, Dale Jarrett, Maurice Petty and Rex White. Participants are subject to change or may only be available for a limited timeframe due to their schedules. For information about becoming a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, visit nascarhall.com/membership.
Media Note: Interviews will not be offered at this time, but photos and b-roll of the event are permitted.

NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Red Carpet Arrivals (4:25 p.m. ET)
NASCAR Hall of Famers, drivers, industry leaders and celebrities will participate in a red carpet arrival at the bottom of Glory Road in the Great Hall at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Reception (6 p.m. ET)
Prior to the dinner and the Induction Ceremony, attendees and Induction Dinner ticket holders are invited to a reception in the Richardson Ballroom Foyer.

NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Jacket Ceremony (6 p.m. ET)
The night’s formal events kick off with a commemorative dinner honoring 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 for NASCAR Media Excellence. The dinner will take place in the Richardson Ballroom of the Charlotte Convention Center and is an invite-only event. For the third year, fans were also offered the exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets for the dinner that places a NASCAR Sprint Cup driver at their table.
Media Note: For coverage options, please contact Josh Hamilton (jhamilton@nascar.com)

Karen Byrnes Media Availability (7:15 p.m. ET)
Karen Byrnes will be available for interviews in the media workroom with credentialed media following her acceptance of the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence on behalf of her late husband Steve Byrnes.

NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (8 p.m. ET)
The historic NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Induction Ceremony will take place in the Crown Ballroom at 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. Induction Ceremony premium seating tickets ($80 plus applicable service fees and taxes) and general seating tickets ($45 plus applicable service fees and taxes) are still available for purchase at nascarhall.com/inductees/induction-ceremony.
Media Note: The Induction Ceremony will be streamed live in the media workroom.

NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Post Event Press Conference (10 p.m. ET)
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.

SATURDAY, JAN. 23
NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day - Free Admission (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET)
Following the Class of 2016 Induction Ceremony, a special NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day headlined by Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take place at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Saturday, Jan. 23 to kick off the 2016 NASCAR season. Fans are invited to experience the history and heritage of the sport through the Hall of Fame’s unique interactive exhibits. Admission to the event is free. In addition, fans will have the opportunity to see some of their favorite drivers, inductees and other special guests at Q&A and autograph sessions throughout the day. See the full schedule and learn more about NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day at nascarhall.com/events/fan-day.
Media Note: Interviews will not be offered at this time, but photos and b-roll of the event are permitted.

NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Granite Marker Unveiling (1:45 – 3 p.m. ET)
The Class of 2016 inductees will be honored with a granite marker unveiling on the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza.

NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Fan Q&A Session (2:50 p.m. ET)
Class of 2016 inductees Jerry Cook, Terry Labonte and Bruton Smith will participate in a fan Q&A in the Great Hall at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Autograph Session (3:30 p.m. ET)
Class of 2016 inductees Jerry Cook, Terry Labonte and Bruton Smith will participate in an autograph session in the Hall of Honor at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Junior Johnson's Midnight Moon Shine & Sign - Members-Only Event (5 – 8 p.m. ET)
Junior Johnson's Midnight Moon returns to host the Shine & Sign party to cap off NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day and induction week activities in the Great Hall at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. At 5:30 p.m., the Class of 2016 inductees will also receive their Lifetime Membership into the NASCAR Hall of Fame presented by the NASCAR Hall of Fame members. For information about becoming a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, visit nascarhall.com/membership.

General admission tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame can be purchased by calling 877-231-2010 or visiting 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, 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 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.

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