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NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Schedule and Media Opportunities

January 18, 2018

Red Carpet Arrivals, Class of 2018 Induction Ceremony, NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day and more

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 18, 2018) – The NASCAR Hall of Fame has a full lineup of Induction activities Friday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Jan. 20 in Charlotte, North Carolina, including multiple media opportunities throughout the weekend.

On Friday, Jan. 19, the ninth annual NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place, honoring the Class of 2018—Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Ron Hornaday Jr., Ken Squier and Roberts Yates—as well as Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR recipient Jim France and Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence recipient Norma "Dusty" Brandel. 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. 20, 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 of Fame, please contact Kristen Moore (kristen.moore@crva.com) or Kait Sheppard (kaitlin.sheppard@crva.com). Find more about the Induction Ceremony at nascarhall.com/inductees/induction-ceremony.

Friday, Jan. 19

Time

Event

Location

Media Notes

2 p.m.

Media Credential Pickup Opens

NHOF Lobby

 

2 p.m.

Media Workroom Opens

CCC Room 217

 

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Members-only NASCAR Hall of Famer Autograph Session

NHOF Hall of Honor

Several Hall of Fame inductees from previous years to participate

4 p.m.

Squier-Hall Award Exhibit Unveil

NHOF Race Week

Dusty Brandel unveiling the Squier-Hall Exhibit

4:30 p.m.

Landmark Award Plaque Unveil

NHOF Hall of Honor

Jim France and Family unveiling the Landmark Plaque

5-6 p.m.

Red Carpet Arrivals

NHOF Great Hall

NHOF 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

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 2018 Media Availability

CCC Room 217

Class of 2018 inductees (or their representatives) and their inductors will be available for interviews

Midnight

Media Workroom Closes

CCC Room 217

 

Saturday, Jan. 20

Time

Event

Location

Media Notes

8 a.m.

Doors Open for NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day

NHOF/CCC Crown Ballroom Lobby

B-roll and photography opportunities of fans in line and entering the Hall of Fame will be available prior to 8 a.m.

8:30 a.m.

Openings Remarks from NHOF Executive Director Winston Kelley

NHOF Great Hall

Media interviews available immediately following remarks; b-roll and photography permitted

9-10 a.m.

Class of 2018 Members-only Autograph Session

CCC Crown Ballroom Lobby

Ron Hornaday Jr., Ray Evernham and Ken Squier signing autographs. Media interviews not available; b-roll and photography permitted

9:15 a.m.

Red Byron Family Granite Marker Unveil

NHOF Plaza

Media interviews not available; b-roll and photography permitted

9:45 a.m.

Robert Yates Family Granite Marker Unveil

NHOF Plaza

Media interviews not available; b-roll and photography permitted

10:15 a.m.

Ron Hornaday Jr. Granite Marker Unveil

NHOF Plaza

Media interviews not available; b-roll and photography permitted

10:40-11 a.m.

Class of 2018 Q&A Session

NHOF High Octane Theater

Ron Hornaday Jr., Ray Evernham and Ken Squier signing autographs. Media interviews not available; b-roll and photography permitted

11:15 a.m.

Ray Evernham Granite Marker Unveil

NHOF Plaza

Media interviews not available; b-roll and photography permitted

11:45 a.m.

Ken Squier Granite Marker Unveil

NHOF Plaza

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

5 p.m.

NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day Ends

NHOF/ CCC Crown Ballroom Lobby

 

In addition to the exciting weekend of Induction activities and NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day, fans and visitors can view several updated exhibits. The Memorable Moments exhibit located in the High Octane Theater Lobby was updated with history-making artifacts from the 2017 NASCAR season. The Hall of Honor, where the NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees are enshrined, has been updated to feature the Class of 2018, 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 $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and military, $12 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 NASCAR Hall of Fame is open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from April 1 through Oct. 31 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Nov. 1 through March 31. An attached parking garage is available on Brevard Street. 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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