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NASCAR Hall of Fame Revs Up for the 2017 Season

February 15, 2017

Upcoming events include Racing Viewing Parties, Racing Insiders Tours and the Easter Egg 400

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2017) – As the 2017 NASCAR season kicks off in Daytona, programs and events at the NASCAR Hall of Fame are also kicking it into high gear. Race Viewing Parties, Racing Insiders Tours and the Easter Egg 400 are all just some of the high-octane happenings at the Hall this year.

RACE VIEWING PARTIES

Select Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races will be shown on the big screen at the NASCAR Hall of Fame throughout the 2017 season. The race viewing party schedule kicks off with the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 26. The 278-seat High Octane Theater features comfortable high-back rocking seats and a 64-foot-wide, curved projection screen with surround sound. Admission to each race viewing party is $10 for the general public and free for NASCAR Hall of Fame members. Tickets include admission to the race viewing party and the use of a personal race scanner. To cap off the experience, the two large side screens in the theater will feature direct-from-track, in-car feeds of two drivers, giving fans a behind-the-wheel view of the race. Food, soft drinks, beer and wine will be available for purchase.

“It's hard to beat the experience of attending a race in person, but fans looking for the next best alternative will find it at a race viewing party at the NASCAR Hall of Fame,” said Winston Kelley, NASCAR Hall of Fame executive director. “Watching the race on the big screen, hearing the engines revving up on theater speakers and listening in on race teams through a scanner makes for a memorable race experience for those who can’t travel to every race or are just looking for a fun way to cheer on their favorite driver with other fans.”

2017 Race Viewing Party Schedule (Doors open one hour prior to the race; all times are ET)

Date

Time

Race

Track

Sunday, Feb. 26

2 p.m.

Daytona 500

Daytona International Speedway

Sunday, April 30

2 p.m.

Toyota Owners 400

Richmond International Raceway

Saturday, July 1

7:30 p.m.

Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola

Daytona International Speedway

Saturday, Aug. 19

7:30 p.m.

Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

Bristol Motor Speedway

Sunday, Nov. 19

2:30 p.m.

Ford Ecoboost 400

Homestead-Miami Speedway

Purchase tickets to any of the race viewing parties this season at nascarhall.com/events/race-viewing-parties.

RACING INSIDERS TOURS

The NASCAR Hall of Fame's Racing Insiders Tours return for the fourth year with a full schedule in 2017. The all-access, in-depth tour includes stops at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, area race shops and racing attractions in the region, offering an unforgettable opportunity for race fans and non-fans alike to explore NASCAR’s deep roots in Charlotte.

The full-day tour begins at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, where participants learn about the legends and legacies of NASCAR and enjoy lunch from the Pit Stop Café. Participants then load onto a private motorcoach to visit various race shops and local racing attractions. Fans have the option to choose one of two Racing Insiders Tour itineraries: the Tour 77 itinerary or the Tour 85 Itinerary.

Tour 77 takes participants to race shops located along Interstate 77, including Joe Gibbs Racing, Penske Racing and JR Motorsports, while Tour 85 includes Stewart-Haas Racing, Roush Fenway Racing and Hendrick Motorsports. Exact tour sites and itineraries are subject to change. The Racing Insiders Tour costs $90 for adults, $80 for children (ages 5-12) and $70 for NASCAR Hall of Fame members. Participants who purchase in advance will receive free parking in the NASCAR Hall of Fame parking garage.

2017 Racing Insiders Tours Schedule

Month

Dates

Tour

February

16, 20, 23

24

I-85

I-77

March

6, 14, 21, 27, 31

3, 30

I-85

I-77

April

3, 10, 24, 27

21

I-85

I-77

May

5, 11, 19, 26, 30

2, 25

I-85

I-77

June

5, 19, 29

12

I-85

I-77

July

3, 10, 24

17, 31

I-85

I-77

August

7, 18, 21

7, 31

I-85

I-77

September

1, 5, 11, 19, 25

8

I-85

I-77

October

9, 13, 30

5, 17

I-85

I-77

November

3, 16, 21

10

I-85

I-77


See the full 2017 Racing Insiders Tour schedule at racinginsiderstour.com.

EASTER EGG 400

Save the date for the Easter Egg 400 returning to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 15. In its third year, the event will feature family-friendly activities, including an Easter egg hunt, spring craft activities, entertainment by Mr. Nigel and Friends, photos with the Easter Bunny and, of course, the NASCAR Hall of Fame's mascot, Champ the Cheetah! The event will also include a showing of the movie “Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade.” This special Easter event is for kids 12 and under (children under age 2 are free). Tickets will go on sale closer to the event date.

Learn more about the Rookie Racers Kids Club today at nascarhall.com/tickets/rookie-racers-club.

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. 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. (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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