September 02, 2011
Question-and-answer session, Shadow a Driver contest highlight the visits
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 2, 2011) – To celebrate the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, championship-contending drivers will visit with fans at the NASCAR Hall of Fame every Tuesday afternoon Sept. 13 – Nov. 15.
A different NASCAR Sprint Cup Series superstar will participate each week in an afternoon of local and national media opportunities. NASCAR Hall of Fame guests are invited to join media for a 30-minute question-and-answer session at the beginning of each visit. In addition, two lucky fans will win the opportunity to see behind-the-scenes as the driver participates in national radio and television interviews.
The 10-week schedule begins Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Great Hall of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in uptown Charlotte, N.C. with Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&Ms Toyota. The question-and-answer session is open to all media, NASCAR Hall of Fame Members and general admission ticket holders.
“It is our pleasure to provide a venue that encourages fan access to the superstars of our sport,” said Winston Kelley, executive director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “Drivers are able to spend one afternoon a week in uptown Charlotte and literally talk with fans across the country. In addition to their visit with NASCAR Hall of Fame guests, thanks to high-tech NASCAR Media Group studios, the drivers will be live in studio for SiriusXM, tape segments of Inside NASCAR on Showtime, participate in a national media teleconference and more. This is an ideal location for drivers to have a one-stop shop for many of their weekly media obligations and also lets fans share in the excitement.”
In addition, one winning name will be drawn at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 (must be present to register and win) and the winner will be invited to watch Busch’s SiriusXM NASCAR radio interview from the News Center and Inside NASCAR show taping from Studio 43.
The full schedule of driver appearances and details about contest rules for the remaining weeks will be released following the Wonderful Pistachios 400 at Richmond International Raceway Sept. 10, which is when the official Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field is determined. Fans can watch www.NASCARHall.com , Facebook and Twitter (@NASCARHall) to find out which date their favorite driver will appear.
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. Memberships are available starting at $25 for children and $50 for adults. For more details, visit www.NASCARHall.com. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
About NASCAR Hall of Fame
Conveniently 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. It was the second highest attended sports hall of fame in American its opening year. 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, 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 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. http://www.nascarhall.com/.