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Tickets Now Available For NASCAR Acceleration Weekend Next Jan. 20-22

September 20, 2011

Options Range From $10 To $299 For Admission To Events That Include NASCAR
Preview 2012 Presented By Sprint and NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2011) – Tickets go on sale today for NASCAR Acceleration Weekend 2012, a combination of events and activities scheduled for Jan. 20-22 in Charlotte, N.C. that gives race fans an unprecedented, festival-like experience featuring legends of the sport and stars of today and tomorrow. Ticket prices range from $10 for individual event admission to $299 for a VIP weekend package.
Starting off the inaugural NASCAR Acceleration Weekend on Friday, Jan. 20 is the induction of the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012 – Richie Evans, Dale Inman, Darrell Waltrip, Glen Wood, and Cale Yarborough – at a dinner and induction ceremony located in the Charlotte Convention Center, which adjoins the NASCAR Hall of Fame. This revered group, comprised of three drivers, a crew chief and a team owner, marks the third class to be inducted into the Hall.
Following the Induction Ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 21 is the NASCAR Preview 2012 Presented by Sprint, a new addition to the annual calendar reminiscent of popular season preview events of the past. The fan-focused, all-day event located inside the Charlotte Convention Center will feature driver and show car appearances, simulators, games, prizes, and a host of other fan-friendly and interactive activities. The highlight of the day for many fans will be autograph and on-stage Q&A sessions with drivers from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, plus all four living NASCAR Hall of Fame members inducted the previous night.
The weekend’s activities continue into Sunday, Jan. 22 when the Hall of Fame exhibits of the five-member Class of 2012 will be unveiled inside the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Individual ticket and ticket packages are now available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000; and include the following options:
NASCAR Preview 2012 Presented by Sprint – Jan. 21
$10 advance ticket ($15 admission at the gate)
$20 advance ticket (includes same-weekend admission to NASCAR Hall of Fame)
Children five years of age and younger admitted free
2012 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – Jan. 20
$40 ticket for general seating (includes same-weekend admission to NASCAR Hall of Fame)
$75 ticket for premium seating (includes same-weekend admission to NASCAR Hall of Fame)
NASCAR Acceleration Weekend 2012 – Jan. 20-22
$299 VIP ticket package; includes the following:
·         One Hall of Fame Induction Dinner seat, including Jacket Presentation
·         One admission to Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
·         One admission to the NASCAR Preview 2012, Presented by Sprint
·         One admission to the First Look at 2012 Class exhibits
·         One Crew Chief membership to NASCAR Hall of Fame
For more information, visit www.nascaracceleration2012.com.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for one of North America's premier sports. NASCAR races are broadcast in more than 150 countries and in 20 languages. In the U.S., races are broadcast on FOX, TNT, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, SPEED and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. NASCAR fans are among the most brand loyal in all of sports, and as a result more Fortune 100 companies participate in NASCAR than any other sport. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, and one local grassroots series, as well as two international series. Also part of NASCAR is Grand-Am Road Racing, known for its competition on road courses with multiple classes of cars. NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races at 100 tracks in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., NASCAR has offices in eight cities across North America. The next NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, will air Sept. 25 on ESPN at 2:00 p.m. ET. For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.nascar.com. Follow NASCAR on www.facebook.com/NASCAR or on Twitter: @NASCAR.
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. 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 opened 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 and Twitter: @NascarHall