NASCAR Hall of Fame Brings Timely Inductee Artifact To Daytona
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2013) – The NASCAR Hall of Fame and Woods Brothers Racing are bringing history to the masses during the Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Fla. For the first time ever, a major artifact from the NASCAR Hall of Fame has been moved from the Charlotte venue and will be displayed at the track.
In honor of the newly inducted NASCAR Hall of Fame member Leonard Wood and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its 1963 Daytona 500 win, the No. 21 Ford Galaxie that the Wood Brothers’ meticulously built to precisely replicate the car driven by Tiny Lund will temporarily be on display. Originally installed just last week in the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Hall of Honor to celebrate the Class of 2013 inductees, fans can view the artifact within the Sprint FANZONE Feb. 15 – 17 and Feb. 21 – 24. The No. 21 Ford Galaxie was the first Ford to ever visit Victory Lane at the Daytona International Speedway.
“The rich history and heritage of NASCAR that we’re committed to at the NASCAR Hall of Fame stretches far beyond our venue’s walls,” said NASCAR Hall of Fame Executive Director Winston Kelley. “By sharing motorsports artifacts in different regions of the country at races like the Daytona 500, we are providing unforgettable access that promotes awareness on the importance of the facility and discovering new ways to engage with fans and guests.We are grateful to Glen, Eddie, Len and Kim Wood for allowing and assisting us with showcasing this incredible piece of NASCAR history with race fans in Daytona over the next 10 days.”
Below is the schedule of the No. 21 car’s 10-day journey in Daytona:
Feb. 15-17: Sprint FANZONE at Daytona International Speedway
Feb. 18: Living Legends of Auto Racing (LLOAR) Annual Beachside Parade along Florida State Road A1A
Feb. 18: Oceanside Rotary Dinner at The Shores Resort and Spa
Feb. 19: LLOAR Annual Charity Auction & Autograph Session at The Shores Resort and Spa
Feb. 20: LLOAR Annual Awards Banquet and Dinner at The Shores Resort and Spa
Feb. 21 – 24: Sprint FANZONE at Daytona International Speedway
The No. 21 car will be reinstalled at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Feb. 28 and will be on display throughout the year. While the car is in Daytona, the Wood Brothers’ 1937 Ford Modified driven by Donnie Allison and Sonny Hutchens will sit in its place in the Hall of Honor at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Allison will make a special appearance at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. for a meet and greet and autograph session.
Tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame can be purchased by calling (877) 231-2010 or at 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. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and is closed on Christmas Day. For more details, visit nascarhall.com. Up-to-the-minute updates are available at facebook.com/nascarhall or follow @NASCARHall on Twitter.
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 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. nascarhall.com