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NASCAR Hall of Fame Revs Up for Race Week in Charlotte

September 24, 2018

Activities include Over the Edge fundraising event, NASCAR Fitness Challenge, Q&A with the Class of 2019, extended hours and more

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 24, 2018) – The NASCAR Hall of Fame has a full lineup of events and activities to enhance the experience for race fans and visitors in Charlotte leading up to the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend.

Guests can experience the interactive entertainment attraction during special extended operating hours Friday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All other dates during Race Week will be normal operating hours.

RACE WEEK EVENTS
Tuesday, Sept. 25
Laps Around Uptown (11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Fans, local and visitors are invited to join Charlotte Motor Speedway and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Erik Jones as he takes the opening few laps around Uptown Charlotte to usher in race week and to celebrate the inaugural Bank of America ROVAL 400. Learn more here.

Wednesday, Sept. 26
Over the Edge Charlotte (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Join the NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation and The NASCAR Foundation for Over the Edge Charlotte, a signature fundraising event dedicated to building a better future for youth across our community through education and healthcare services. Fans can watch some of their favorite NASCAR drivers and characters rappel 10 stories down the Embassy Suites Charlotte Uptown. Learn more here.

NASCAR Fitness Challenge Powered by Lilly Diabetes (5 – 7 p.m.)
NASCAR drivers, pit crew members and team employees will put the pedal to the metal in a relay-style stationary bike race led by CycleBar instructors on the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza, competing for a $15,000 donation to the charity of their choice. Fans are invited to support on social media using the #NASCARFitChallenge hashtag, and then come to the NASCAR Hall of Fame to cheer on their favorite team. Learn more here.

Thursday, Sept. 27
Racing Insiders Tour – Tour I-77 (9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
The Racing Insiders Tour is an all-access, in-depth tour in and around Charlotte's racing community. The tour starts at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and then participants hop on a motorcoach to visit Joe Gibbs Racing, JR Motorsports and Penske Racing. Learn more at racinginsiderstour.com.

Friday, Sept. 28
Racing Insiders Tour – Tour I-85 (9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
The Racing Insiders Tour is an all-access, in-depth tour in and around Charlotte's racing community. The tour starts at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and then participants hop on a motorcoach to visit Stewart-Haas Racing, Roush Fenway Racing and Hendrick Motorsports. Learn more at racinginsiderstour.com.

Saturday, Sept. 29
Members-Only Autograph Session with the Class of 2019 (9 – 10 a.m.)
NASCAR Hall of Fame membershave the chance to participate in an autograph session Class of 2019 inductees Jeff Gordon, Roger Penske and Jack Roush. For more information about the NASCAR Hall of Fame membership program, visit nascarhall.com/membership.

Q&A Session with the Class of 2019 (10 – 10:30 a.m.)
Guests are invited to take part in a special Q&A with Class of 2019 inductees Jeff Gordon, Roger Penske and Jack Roush. The Q&A is open to the public with general admission. Learn more about the Class of 2019 here.

CURRENT SPECIAL EXHIBITS
Guests are invited to explore our special, limited-time exhibits during their visit to the NASCAR Hall of Fame during race week. Access to all special exhibits are included with general admission.

1948: Proving Grounds
Stock car racing faced an uncertain future in 1948, as rival sanctioning bodies and promoters wrestled for control of the sport. This special exhibit tells the story of that first tumultuous, but ultimately triumphant NASCAR season: a tale of vision, a tale of will, a tale of risk-takers, thrill-seekers and men willing to gamble anything and everything on the dusty proving grounds. Learn more here.

JR Nation Appreci88ion Tour Continues
Relive Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s racing career at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, where, in collaboration with JR Motorsports, the exhibit “JR Nation Appreci88ion Tour Continues” celebrates the beloved driver’s wins both on and off the track. Learn more here.

UPCOMING OCTOBER EVENTS

Date

Event

Monday, Oct. 1

Racing Insiders Tour – Tour I-85

Thursday, Oct. 4

Racing Insiders Tour – Tour I-85

Sunday, Oct. 7 – Sunday, Oct. 14

Forced From Home Exhibit

Presented by Doctors Without Borders

Friday, Oct. 12

Racing Insiders Tour – Tour I-77

Saturday, Oct. 13

2nd Saturdays: Seeing Sparks

Sunday, Oct. 14

Members-Only iRacing Series

at the NASCAR Hall of Fame

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Racing Insiders Tour – Tour I-85

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Racing Insiders Tour – Tour I-85

Saturday, Oct. 27

Not-Too-Spooky Haunted Hall

Monday, Oct. 29

Racing Insiders Tour – Tour I-85

See all upcoming events at the NASCAR Hall of Fame at nascarhall.com/events.

General admission tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame can be purchased online at nascarhall.com or via Ticketmaster by calling 877-231-2010. Admission is $25 for adults, $22 for seniors with ID, $18 for military with ID, $18 for youth ages 8 to 12, $12 for youth  ages 3 to 7, and free for members and children younger than 3. High-octane combo packages are also available. All prices include tax. Memberships start at $125. Additionally, the newly upgraded Gear Shop inside the NASCAR Hall of Fame features apparel, die-cast cars and other memorabilia to commemorate a visit. For more details, visit nascarhall.com and follow @NASCARHall on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Media Notes

  • If you are interested in participating in or covering any Race Week activities at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, please contact kristen.moore@crva.com for access.
  • General photos of the NASCAR Hall of Fame are available at barberstock.com/charlotte.

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. for summer hours and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for winter hours. On designated Group Hot Pass Tuesdays, the facility is open for scheduled group visits and events only. 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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