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Students Spring Into Action at Spring Break From the Ordinary at the NASCAR Hall of Fame

March 21, 2012

Second annual event brings new challenges, contests and special activities Saturday, March 24 – Monday. April 9


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 21, 2012) – Visitors can break out with spring fever and family fun at the NASCAR Hall of Fame during the second annual Spring Break from the Ordinary, Saturday, March 24 – Monday, April 9.

With new special events and activities, Spring Break From the Ordinary offers students and their parents “Grade A” entertainment with scavenger hunts, racing simulator competitions, pit crew challenges, crafts, video game competitions plus more than 50 hands-on exhibits at the 150,000 square-foot entertainment facility.

“The NASCAR Hall of Fame offers an experience unlike any other in this region,” said Winston Kelley, executive director of the facility. “Families will find the educational quality of a museum and cutting-edge interactives perfect for today’s gamer generation. A visit to the Hall certainly will be a break from the ordinary with contests and competitions where everyone in the family will be engaged in a variety of special activities.”

In a class by itself, Spring Break From the Ordinary features daily physical challenges and games for students (K-12). Each day during Spring Break From the Ordinary guests have a chance to compete in a number of high-octane activities and contests for prizes including NASCAR memorabilia, K’NEX building sets, Spin Master toy cars, NASCAR Hall of Fame Memberships and more.

Students can compete for prizes in a variety of challenges and then check-in at the prize redemption booth to collect their winnings.

Activities include:

  • Scavenger Hunt: Navigate your way through the Hall and use the clues to uncover the secret message. Relay the secret message at the end of your visit for a special prize.
  • Pit Crew Challenge: Compete as a member of a real pit crew and race to jack a car, change a tire and add fuel. Competitions will be at the top of every hour. The team with the fastest pit stop will win a prize.
  • Qualifying Races: Before hitting the track in the simulator races, rookie racers can clock their fastest lap by qualifying. Prizes awarded to those who compete.
  • Spring Break Race of the Day - Racing Simulator Competitions: Students get the chance to get behind the wheel and test drive their skills on the Racing Simulators for free. The Spring Break Race of the Day begins at 2 p.m. and is open to the first fourteen students. Each race participant receives a prize with the race winner also receiving a NASCAR Hall of Fame Rookie Racer Membership as the grand prize.
  • K'NEX Play Table: Perfect for the pee wee pit crew member or the engine-savvy NASCAR fan, everyone can build their own race car using K’NEX building blocks. Plus, try and win a prize in the “Guess the Number of K’NEX Pieces” contest.
  • Activision Video Game Pit Box: Featuring real-world drivers, gamers can battle it out for race wins in this extreme video game.

Tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame can be purchased by calling 877-231-2010 or at www.NASCARHall.com. Special local rate for NC and SC residents $15.95 for adults, $14.95 for seniors and $9.95 for children available through Saturday, March 31. General 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. Annual Memberships are available starting at $25 for children and $50 for adults. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For updates and details about the NASCAR Hall of Fame, guests can visit www.NASCARHall.com, www.Facebook.com/NASCARHall or @NASCARHall on Twitter.

 

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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. www.NASCARHall.com.