NASCAR Hall of Fame Opens Two New Exhibits Featuring Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch
Two legendary drivers who announced their retirements in 2023 are being recognized
Editor’s note: Images of the brand-new exhibits can be found here.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 13, 2023) – The NASCAR Hall of Fame has opened two new exhibits to honor the successes and careers of Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch. “Kevin Harvick 4Ever A Champion” will display six cars, firesuits, helmets, and more in the Great Hall from Dec. 2023 - Spring 2024. “Kurt Busch: Celebrating a Champion” features firesuits and helmets from Kurt Busch’s career and will be located in the signature two-story case that links the “Inside NASCAR” and Heritage Speedway Galleries, on display throughout 2024.
“As a part of the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s mission, we are honored to serve as the recognized home for honoring NASCAR’s legends, evolving history, celebrated heritage, and family-oriented traditions,” said Winston Kelley, Executive Director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “Kurt and Kevin embody each of those elements and we are thankful both preserved so much of their own history and have entrusted the Hall of Fame team to share a portion of their remarkable careers with our guests. Our team appreciates the opportunity to share the stories throughout NASCAR’s 75-year history, from 1948 to recent years, with exhibits such as these.”
Kevin Harvick: 4Ever A Champion
Harvick is a 60-time race winner in the NASCAR Cup Series, and most recently drove the No. 4, for Stewart-Haas Racing. With six championships from diverse series in NASCAR, the exhibit allows guests to appreciate the multiple levels of success Harvick achieved in order to become a top-level Cup Series driver. The Great Hall exhibit, focusing on his championship successes, presents elements carefully preserved by Harvick including cars, trophies and firesuits from the 1998 Winston West Series, 2001 Busch Grand National (now Xfinity) Series, 2002 International Race of Champions, 2011 Truck Series Owner Championship, 2014 Cup Series championship. In addition, it harkens back to Harvick’s start in go-karts, while bringing in his son’s success in karts as well.
“To have all those cars sitting together in the NASCAR Hall of Fame is exactly why we restored them and saved them; because they all represent such a special part of the ladder system and the steppingstone to the next level, all the way from the go-karts through Cup,” said Harvick.
Kurt Busch: Celebrating a Champion
Known for his tenacious driving style and passionate personality, Las Vegas native, Kurt Busch established himself as a competitor to beat in all three of NASCAR’s national series. Starting with his first NASCAR touring series championship in 1999, these helmets and firesuits represent key moments from Busch’s stand-out racing career. Now, 20 of his firesuits and ten accompanying helmets from various racing series he competed in throughout his career are on display for guests to experience.
The new exhibit will allow guests to trace his career from its early days in the NASCAR Southwest Tour Series to his final win at the Kansas NASCAR Cup race in 2022, while driving for 23XI Racing, co-owned by Basketball Hall of Fame legend, Michael Jordan and driver Denny Hamlin. Highlights include his wins in the Busch (now Xfinity) Series, his Cup Series championship, and his runs at both Indy and International Race of Champions.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame experience continues to evolve with each new exhibit. In the last year alone, the NASCAR Hall of Fame saw fans interact with the impactful artifacts from six distinctly new exhibits including the updated Glory Road, and new Ford performance and NASCAR 75 exhibits.
General admission tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame can be purchased online at nascarhall.com. Admission is $27 for adults, $24 for seniors with ID, $20 for military with ID, $20 for youth 4-12 and free for members and children three and under. High-octane combo packages are also available. All prices include tax. Memberships start at $60.
About the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Located in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, the 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, includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, a 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant and the NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop. Opened on May 11, 2010, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is owned by the City of Charlotte, licensed by NASCAR and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. For more information, visit nascarhall.com.