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NASCAR Hall of Fame Presents Cure for the Common Summer

June 13, 2011

Family fun kicks off with 2012 Voting Day, Father’s Day Gift and Ned Jarrett Visit

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 13, 2011) – Residents and visitors have an added incentive this year to include the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., on their summer itinerary. A Cure for the Common Summer, featuring a robust schedule of special events, launches this week and runs through the end of August.

The three-month campaign moves into high-gear Tuesday, June 14 with a public news conference at 4 p.m. to announce the next five NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductees. The announcement takes place in the Great Hall and is free with general admission or a Membership. Guests have the chance to witness history, meet NASCAR legends and be in the audience of a live SPEED broadcast. 

“History is made every year on Voting Day, and it is truly a unique opportunity for fans to be in the Hall at that moment to see the reaction of NASCAR legends,” said Winston Kelley, executive director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “The highs and lows of the surprise announcement mirror the last lap of a restrictor-plate race. People are literally on the edge of their seat waiting to hear the next name called. No question, this year will be as gripping as the last two.”

The summer fun continues later in the week with a gift for dad. All fathers will receive a free NASCAR Hall of Fame commemorative yearbook with general admission on Sunday, June 19. As an added bonus, famous father and NASCAR Hall Inductee Ned Jarrett and his son Glenn, a seasoned broadcaster, will sign autographs and visit with guests 1-3 p.m.

For visitors wanting to attend multiple activities, a NASCAR Hall of Fame Membership is the best value. Unlimited admission for one year starts at $25 for children or $50 for adults. One-day general admission tickets are $12.95 for children and $19.95 for adults. Discounts are available for military and seniors.

Cure for the Common Summer Schedule:

Voting Day
Tuesday, June 14
4 p.m. The announcement of the Class of 2012 Inductees. 

Father’s Day at the Hall
Sunday, June 19
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The NASCAR Hall of Fame celebrates Father’s Day by offering dads a free NASCAR Hall of Fame commemorative yearbook with the purchase of admission.

1-3 p.m. Meet Inductee Ned Jarrett and his son Glenn. Q&A and autograph session.

Weekly Driver Visits
June 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Meet NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers every Tuesday during Cure for the Common Summer. Check www.NASCARHall.com for driver listings.

NASCAR Performance Tapings
June 6, 20, 27; July 11, 25; August 8, 22
3 p.m. SPEED analyst Larry McReynolds and NASCAR crew chiefs Chad Knaus and Robert “Bootie” Barker will be onsite to tape NASCAR Performance, a 30-minute “gear head” show. 

Auto Shows
June 4, July 2, August 6
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Check out unique cars on display outside the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The 2011 Auto Shows are free to attend and take place on the first Saturday of every month through October. 

Race Experiences
Saturday, July 2 Coke Zero 400 live from Daytona, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 9 Quaker State 400 live from Kentucky, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 31 Brickyard 400 live from Indianapolis, 1 p.m.
Saturday, August 27 Irwin Tools Night Race live from Bristol, 7:30 p.m.
Immerse yourself 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.

Back to School Week
Saturday, Aug. 6 – Sunday, Aug. 14
Last chance to visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame before school starts. Watch for details on www.NASCARHall.com about special activities and a Classroom Central school supply drive.  


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. www.NASCARHall.com.