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NASCAR Hall of Fame to Offer Back-to-School Savings During Classroom Central Supply Drive

August 06, 2010

Students who donate a pack of pencils receive 50% off general admission during Back-to-School Week Aug. 14-22

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 6, 2010) – Students can enjoy a week of back-to-school special programming, activities and discounted admission at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Students who donate a pack of pencils to the Classroom Central School Tools drive at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Saturday, Aug. 14 – Sunday, Aug. 22 receive 50% off general admission to the 150,000 square-foot interactive, entertainment attraction.

Classroom Central equips students to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies. College and K-12 students can support the drive by donating school supplies (packs of pencils preferred) at the entrance of the NASCAR Hall of Fame to receive 50% off admission. During their visit, guests also will be treated to a variety of special activities including caricatures, storytelling with the NASCAR Hall of Fame historian, student-only pit crew challenges and mascot appearances. Guests can visit www.NASCARHall.com for daily programming and updates.

After enjoying their pencil pack donation savings, guests can pack in the high-octane fun with more than 50 interactive stations, iRacing simulators, authentic NASCAR artifacts, historic stock car exhibits and more. Also, on exhibit for a limited time, guests can get a close-up look at the No. 3 Wrangler Chevrolet Impala that Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove to victory in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race July 2, 2010 at Daytona International Speedway.  

On Thursday, Aug. 19, guests also can enjoy a free movie as the facility’s summer movie series concludes with a showing of “Ice Age” at 8 p.m. Set against the onslaught of the ice age – and a world filled with wonder and danger – the story revolves around three unforgettable characters: a wooly mammoth (Ray Romano), a saber-toothed tiger (Denis Leary) and a sloth (John Leguizamo), who unite to return a human baby to his tribe.

On Saturday, Aug. 21 fans can cap off their visit by watching the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway showing live in the Belk High Octane Theater. Tickets to the Race Night Experience are $5 and include scanner use for the evening. The Belk High Octane Theater seats 278; so seating is based on a first-come, first-serve. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the race beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame is open daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Times subject to change.

Tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame can be purchased by calling 877-231-2010 or at www.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. Charter memberships also are available starting at $25 for children and $50 for adults. Charlotte-area motorsports tours also are available. The daylong motorcoach tour includes lunch and admissions to various attractions for $99 per person and $89 for children ages 5-12. To reserve a tour, call 704-938-7390. For more details, visit www.NASCARHall.com. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is open seven days a week, 362 days a year.

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About Classroom Central

Classroom Central serves high-poverty schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and surrounding school districts. All materials distributed are used to create inviting learning environments and to support students’ academic and personal growth. Classroom Central equips students to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies. Functioning as a Free Store for teachers, Classroom Central serves as an invaluable resource for area students and classrooms. Classroom Central exists so that every child, regardless of their economic status, will have the essential tools like pencils, paper, scissors, markers and other basic materials they need to learn. www.classroomcentral.org

About NASCAR Hall of Fame

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. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, opened May 11, 2010 and includes artifacts, interactive 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 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