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NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Schedule and Media Opportunities

January 19, 2017

Red Carpet Arrivals, Class of 2017 Induction Ceremony, NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day and more

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 19, 2017) – The NASCAR Hall of Fame has a full lineup of Induction activities Friday, Jan. 20 and Saturday, Jan. 21 in Charlotte, North Carolina, including multiple media opportunities throughout the weekend.

On Friday, Jan. 20, the eighth annual NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place, honoring the Class of 2017—Richard Childress, Rick Hendrick, Mark Martin, Raymond Parks and Benny Parsons—as well as Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR recipient H. Clay Earles and Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence recipient Benny Phillips. As in previous years, current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars will help present each inductee. Scheduled to present at this year’s Induction Ceremony are seven-time premier series champion Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Austin Dillon and Ty Dillon. And on Saturday, Jan. 21, NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day returns with free admission to the Hall for fans and autograph and Q&A sessions with current drivers throughout the day. Find more about NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day at nascarhall.com/events/fan-appreciation-day-faqs.

The full induction weekend schedule is below. Only credentialed media members will have access to the media workroom. For questions about Induction credentials, contact Mike Forde at mforde@nascar.com. For additional assistance with filming or photography within the Hall, please contact Kristen Moore (kristen.moore@crva.com) or Kaitlin Sheppard (kaitlin.sheppard@crva.com). Find more about the induction ceremony at nascarhall.com/inductees/induction-ceremony.

Friday, Jan. 20

 

Time

Event

Location

Media Notes

2 p.m.

Media Credential Pickup Opens

NHOF Lobby 

 

2 p.m.

Media Workroom Opens

CCC Room 217 

 

3 p.m.

Landmark Award Plaque Unveil 

NHOF Hall of Honor 

Clay Campbell, grandson of recipient, to unveil.

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Members-only NASCAR Hall of Famer Autograph Session

NHOF Hall of Honor 

More than a dozen past Hall of Famers to participate.

5-6 p.m.

Red Carpet Arrivals

NHOF Great Hall 

NASCAR Hall of Famers and VIPs to participate.

6 p.m.

Induction Dinner, Jacket Ceremony and Squier-Hall Presentation

CCC Richardson Ballroom

For coverage options, contact Mike Forde at mforde@nascar.com.

7:15 p.m.

Landmark Award Media Availability

CCC Room 217 

Clay Campbell

8 p.m.

Induction Ceremony and Landmark Award Presentation

CCC Crown Ballroom

The ceremony will be streamed live in the media workroom.

10-11 p.m.

Class of 2017 Media Availability

CCC Room 217 

Class of 2017 inductees (or their representatives) and their inductors will be available for interviews.

Midnight

Media Workroom Closes

CCC Room 217

 

Saturday, Jan. 21

 

Time

Event

Location

Media Notes

8 a.m.

Doors Open for NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day

NHOF/CCC Crown Ballroom Lobby

 

8:30-9 a.m.

Hall of Honor First Look (for ticket holders)

NHOF Hall of Honor

Media interviews not available; b-roll and photography permitted.

9 a.m.

Richard Childress, Austin Dillon and Ty Dillon Fan Q&A

NHOF High Octane Theater

Media interviews not available; b-roll and photography permitted.

9-11 a.m.

NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day Media Availability

NHOF Great Hall

Winston Kelley, NASCAR Next Drivers and more available for interviews.

10:30 a.m.

Class of 2017 Granite Market Unveilings

NHOF Plaza

Unveiling for Richard Childress.

2:30-4:30 p.m.

Class of 2017 Granite Marker Unveilings (continued)

NHOF Plaza

Unveiling for Rick Hendrick, Mark Martin, Raymond Parks, Benny Parsons.

3 p.m.

Mark Martin and Rick Hendrick Fan Q&A

NHOF High Octane Theater

Media interviews not available; b-roll and photography permitted.

4 p.m.

Members-only Mark Martin and Rick Hendrick Autograph Session

NHOF High Octane Theater

Media interviews not available; b-roll and photography permitted.

5 p.m.

NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day Ends

NHOF/CCC Crown Ballroom Lobby

 

5 p.m.

Members-only Reception with the Class of 2017

NHOF Great Hall

Media interviews not available; b-roll and photography permitted.

5:15 p.m.

Members-only Class of 2017 Lifetime Membership Presentations

NHOF Great Hall

Media interviews not available; b-roll and photography permitted.

 

In addition to the exciting weekend of induction activities and NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day, fans and visitors can view several updated exhibits. The third rendition of the Hall's signature exhibit, Glory Road, features 18 new cars on display and a new theme—ICONS. The Memorable Moments exhibit located in the High Octane Theater Lobby was updated with history-making artifacts from the 2016 NASCAR season. The Hall of Honor, where the NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees are enshrined, has been updated to feature the Class of 2017, while the Champions exhibit, Landmark Award Plaque and Squier-Hall Award exhibit have been updated to feature the current winners.

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. 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 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. (Note: Winter operating hours are Nov. 1- March 31 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. seven days a week.) 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.

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