Racing Icons to Visit NASCAR Hall of Fame
Childress, Hendrick, Inman, Waltrip scheduled in September; Hendrick Movie to play Sept. 21
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 13, 2010) – NASCAR Hall of Fame visitors will be treated to a variety of special events this month, including a chance to meet 2011 Nominees Richard Childress, Rick Hendrick, Dale Inman and Darrell Waltrip and a special showing of TOGETHER: The Hendrick Motorsports Story.
Childress/Inman Appearance, Tuesday, Sept. 14
Childress, owner of Richard Childress Racing, and Inman, longtime crew chief for Richard Petty, will be in the Great Hall of the NASCAR Hall of Fame at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. They will tell stories, take questions from NASCAR Hall of Fame guests and sign autographs.
The appearance will take place next to Childress’ No. 3 Wrangler Chevrolet driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race in July at Daytona International Speedway. Earnhardt won the race in his father’s famed No. 3. The car, still in its exact condition from Victory Lane, is only on exhibit at the NASCAR Hall of Fame through Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010.
Hendrick/Waltrip Appearance, Tuesday, Sept. 21
Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, and Waltrip, three-time champion of NASCAR’s top series, will be in the Great Hall of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. They will tell stories and take questions from NASCAR Hall of Fame guests.
As an added value that day, guests can watch TOGETHER: The Hendrick Motorsports Story, a documentary-style film chronicling the history of the nine-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship team. The film will show one-day only, every two hours in the Belk High Octane Theater and is included with NASCAR Hall of Fame general admission. Copies of the DVD are available in the NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop.
This series of nominee appearances began Tuesday, Sept. 7 with visits by Bobby Allison, Jack Ingram and Ned Jarrett.
The visits continue through the month of September to coincide with voting season for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Once a year, a panel of experts convenes to vote on the next five inductees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. In addition, race fans are invited to cast their vote on www.NASCAR.com through the end of September. The next class of inductees will be announced at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, live in the Great Hall of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Attending Multiple Events
Charter memberships allow unlimited entry to the NASCAR Hall of Fame for one year along with additional benefits. Memberships start at $25 for children and $50 for adults.
Tickets for 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. For more details, visit www.NASCARHall.com. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is open seven days a week, 362 days a year.
About NASCAR Hall of Fame
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, interactive exhibits, 275-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 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