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NASCAR Hall of Fame!

March 23rd, 2012 Listed Under: Living Here

NASCAR Hall of Fame!!! 

Charlotte really has it all and we love NASCAR so located uptown we have the Hall of Fame!    The groundbreaking for the building started Jan. 25 2007.   Opening day was May 11th 2010!   You can imagine the fans pouring in from all over to view this big day!   What an exciting thought to have a museum in Charlotte for NASCAR!

This huge building of 150,000 square ft has 40,000 square ft of exhibits for fans.   Families can enjoy hands on exhibits, videos, moving memorials of nascar, educational programs for adults and kids and authentic artifacts!   There is a 12minute film on the history of nascar you can watch in their theater that seats 275.    You can rent out an area for a reception or a dinner.     They go all out for Race Week with updates on everything going on in nascar.   Visit their shop for tons memorabilia for everyone in the family.    Check out Glory Road with its 18 hisotoric cars and walk the ramp that feels just like the real thing since it is at 14 and 33 degrees!

The Hall of Fame is a MUST see!   Every year a selected commitee and also you the fans vote for five inductees to go up on the Hall of Fame!    These inductees are honored for their hard work and dedication to the sport.    To become eligible they must have been in NASCAR for 10 years and retired for 3years.    Or if they are a non-driver they must have been working for NASCAR for 10years unless a special case is made.    They narrow down the vote to 25 people then fans and select voters have a chance to add only 5 out of the 25 each year.     The first votes were made in 2010 for the following five men were added to The Hall of Fame:  Bill Frances, Sr. Founder and 1st President of NASCAR from 1948-1972,  Bill Frances, Jr.  President of NASCAR from 1972-2003,  Richard Petty  7 Sprint Cup wins,  Dale Earnhardt 7Sprint Cup championship,  Jr. Johnson  50wins and 6championships.

The admission is $19.95 and there are discounts for seniors, military and kids.  Children under 5 are free!   They are located at 400 E. Martin Lurther King blvd, Charlotte NC 28202.

Visit Charlotte’s NASCAR Hall of Fame for the experience of a life time!

 

Rachel_Lubrich

Rachel grew up in Charlotte, but has lived all over the United States, and is recently back from the West Coast. You may know her as a Yoga instructor. She believes in keeping a healthy life style mentally and physically. She loves the outdoors and the city, traveling and meeting new people.If you see her about town with her camera, say hello. Have an event? Send us a note here

 

 

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Terry McDonald
I'm the owner/team leader of The McDonald Group at Wilkinson and Associates ERA Powered real estate brokers here in Charlotte NC. A transplanted Washinghtonian, my family and I came from the NYC area in 1993.
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