April 03, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 3, 2012) - The NASCAR Hall of Fame is the recipient of the 2012 About.com Charlotte Readers' Choice Award for Best Museum in Charlotte.
Now in its fifth year, the About.com Readers' Choice Awards honor the best products, features and services across more than a dozen categories, ranging from technology to hobbies to parenting and more, as selected by its readers.
"This year's Readers' Choice Awards program had a record number of nominations submitted across dozens of categories and featured hundreds of finalists," said Margot Weiss, managing editor, About.com. "We are thankful to all our readers for their participation and congratulate the NASCAR Hall of Fame on their success."
“Being voted Best Museum in Charlotte is a huge honor for the NASCAR Hall of Fame,” said Winston Kelley, executive director for the 150,000 square-foot facility. “We are genuinely honored to receive such a prestigious award especially considering the remarkable array of museums that we are fortunate to have in Charlotte. This also helps validate the incredible and collaborative work from the huge team involved in designing and building the NASCAR Hall of Fame along with the superb staff we have who embrace each and every guest who we are honored to have as our guests.”
The NASCAR Hall of Fame, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, opened May 11, 2010 and was the second highest attended sports hall of fame in America its opening year. The high-tech venue features high-octane fun with more than 50 hands-on stations, authentic NASCAR artifacts and historic stock car exhibits. Guests can actively get involved and practice a pit stop, walk through a full-size NASCAR Sprint Cup hauler, call a race, get behind the wheel in iRacing simulators and more. Younger rookie racers can get their hands-on experience in Kobalt Kids Zone and Race Week’s child-friendly pit stop challenge.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is conveniently located in uptown Charlotte, N.C. at 400 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For more information about the NASCAR Hall of Fame, guests should call 704-654-4400 or visit NASCARHall.com.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is owned by the City of Charlotte, licensed by NASCAR and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority.