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NASCAR Hall of Fame Revs Up for May Race Activities

May 12, 2017

Member Appreciation Month, Class of 2018 Voting Day & Announcement, 2nd Saturday and Military Appreciation Days among offerings

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 12, 2017) – The NASCAR Hall of Fame has a full lineup of exhilarating experiences for fans and visitors surrounding 10 Days of Thunder at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola festival and other motorsports activities in Charlotte. From Racing Insiders Tours to the momentous announcement of the Class of 2018 to multiple driver and legends appearances, guests will find high-octane happenings at the NASCAR Hall of Fame all month long. 

“May is an exciting time to be a part of NASCAR here in Charlotte,” says Winston Kelley, Executive Director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “We strive to bring that same energy into the NASCAR Hall of Fame year-round and are excited to welcome fans for an experience at the Hall that’s new every time they visit.”

MEMBER APPRECIATION MONTH
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is celebrating Member Appreciation Month throughout May with daily giveaways, discounts and exclusive events for members, like a Q&A and autograph session with Joey Logano, historian-led tours, a simulator racing challenge, an artifact sneak peek, an autograph session with the Class of 2018 and more. Additional member benefits include annual admission, unlimited simulator rides, member gifts, access to exclusive content and events, and discounts. Fans can learn more about becoming a NASCAR Hall of Fame member at nascarhall.com/membership.

2ND SATURDAY 
The month of May will also kick off the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s new 2nd Saturday program. On the second Saturday of each month, additional educational programming will be available for kids and kids at heart. The theme of the first 2nd Saturday program on May 13 is “A Look at the Legends,” which spotlights NASCAR Hall of Famers through interactive mini discovery activities. The 2nd Saturday program is available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free with a general admission ticket. Learn more at nascarhall.com/2ndsaturday.

MILITARY APPRECIATION DAYS PRESENTED BY TOYOTA
From May 18 to 29, leading up to Memorial Day, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Toyota are honored to offer all active, reserve, veteran and retired military personnel complimentary admission and unlimited simulator rides with a valid military ID while supplies last. Learn more at nascarhall.com/events/military-appreciation.

CAROLINAS AVIATION MUSEUM DISCOUNT
The Carolinas Aviation Museum is offering a special discount to race fans. Guests who show their NASCAR Hall Fame ticket (or NASCAR Hall of Fame members who show their membership card) at the door at the Carolinas Aviation Museum, home to “The Miracle on the Hudson” plane, from May 20 to 31 will receive $2 off admission (general admission is $12). Learn more at carolinasaviation.org.

CLASS OF 2018 VOTING DAY AND ANNOUNCEMENT
On Wednesday, May 24, the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel will meet in Charlotte to determine the five members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018 and the recipient of the 2018 Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR. The public is invited to join members of the Voting Panel, NASCAR legends and other fans in the NASCAR Hall of Fame's Great Hall for the official announcement, which will air live on NBC Sports Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at 6 p.m. EDT. Fans still have time to lock in their votes for the legends they think should be in the Class of 2018 by submitting a Fan Vote on nascarhall.com/inductees/fanvote by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 22. The top five nominees with the most fan votes will be cast as the final ballot on Voting Day.

RACINGS INSIDERS TOURS
The Racing Insiders Tour is an all-access, in-depth tour in and around Charlotte's racing community. Offering two different routes, the tour starts at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and then participants hop on a motorcoach to visit various race shops and local racing attractions. This all-inclusive package covers lunch, associated admission costs for the day of the tour, plus admission to the NASCAR Hall of Fame for the following day. This month, two special Racing Insiders Tours will be available for fans. On Monday, May 22, the I-85 Racing Insiders Tour will feature NASCAR driver Kurt Busch. And in conjunction with the current special exhibit at the Hall, “PETTY: Building a Family Legacy,” the Racing Insiders Tour on Tuesday, May 23 will include a tour of the Petty Museum and Victory Junction camp in Randleman, North Carolina, followed by a meet and greet with Kyle Petty at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Learn more about Racing Insiders Tours at racinginsiderstour.com.

SPECIAL HOURS
To accommodate the adrenaline-pumping action and thousands of fans coming to town this month, the NASCAR Hall of Fame will also offer special extended hours during race week:

All-Star Race Weekend
Friday, May 19: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, May 20: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, May 21: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Coca-Cola 600 Race Weekend
Friday, May 26: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, May 27: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, May 28: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
A comprehensive calendar of May events at the NASCAR Hall of Fame is below and available online at nascarhall.com/events.

Date

Time

Event

Location

May 11

9:15 a.m.

Racing Insiders Tour: Tour 85

NASCAR Hall of Fame/I-85 Race Shops

May 13

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

2nd Saturday: A Look at the Legends

High Octane Theater Lobby

May 17

2 p.m.

Members-only Special Event with Joey Logano

Great Hall

May 18-29

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Military Appreciation Days

NASCAR Hall of Fame

May 19

9:15 a.m.

Racing Insiders Tour: Tour 85

NASCAR Hall of Fame/I-85 Race Shops

May 19

10 a.m.

Members-only Richard Childress Member Plaque Presentation

Hall of Honor

May 22

9:15 a.m.

Racing Insiders Tour: Tour 85 w/ Kurt Busch

NASCAR Hall of Fame/I-85 Race Shops

May 23

8:30 a.m.

Racing Insiders Tour: Petty Museum & Victory Junction Tour Featuring Kyle Petty

NASCAR Hall of Fame and Randleman, North Carolina

May 24

10 a.m.

Legends Members-only NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Day VIP Event

NASCAR Hall of Fame

May 24

6 p.m.

NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Announcement

Great Hall

May 25

9:15 a.m.

Racing Insiders Tour: Tour 77

NASCAR Hall of Fame/I-77 Race Shops

May 25

11 a.m.

Members-only Historian-led Tour

NASCAR Hall of Fame

May 26

9:15 a.m.

Racing Insiders Tour: Tour 85

NASCAR Hall of Fame/i-85 Race Shops

May 26

2 p.m.

Members-only Sneak Peek

Legends Room

May 27

10 a.m.

Q&A with the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Great Hall

May 27

10:30 a.m.

Members-only NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Autograph Sesion

Hall of Honor

May 27

11:30 a.m.

Legends & Champions Club Members-only Reception

High Octane Theater Lobby

May 30

9:15 a.m.

Racing Insiders Tour: Tour 85

NASCAR Hall of Fame/I-85 Race Shops

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 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. Learn more at nascarhall.com.

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