The Nascar Hall of Fame located in Charlotte, North Carolina is scheduled to open on May 11, 2010 to the general public. The building is located on approximately 5 ½ acres at 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Parking can be accessed from S. Brevard Street as well as other areas throughout the City of Charlotte.
The Nascar Hall of Fame has a distinctive design consisting of 3 floors. On the ground level floor there is a state of the art broadcasting studio and newsroom. Also, on the ground level of the Nascar Hall of Fame there is a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant that will be over 8,400 square foot. Another great area is the Ceremonial Plaza that is over 19,000 square foot where all induction ceremonies and other special events will be conducted.
Inside the Nascar Hall of Fame leading up to the second level is what is called “Glory Road” that is a banked ramp that features 18 old racing cars as well as highlights 46 current and historic tracks of Nascar. One cool feature of Glory Road is that there’s a 33 degree incline just like what’s at Talladega that you get to walk on.
As you make your way around Glory Road you’ll come up on “The Great Hall” that is a large open area where you can find rotating exhibits and video of nothing but NASCAR. Here you’ll see the history of NASCAR right before your eyes.
Right across from “The Great Hall” sets a “High Octane Theatre” that has 278 seats with a 64 foot wide plasma that will show current and vintage NASCAR footage and history.
On the 2nd level of the Nascar Hall of Fame you find the Hall of Honor where all Nascar Hall of Fame inductees will be added and honored. Also, on the 2nd level is where the Racing Simulator is located where you can experience a simulated version of driving a real race car. Right down the way from the Racing Simulator you can visit the Race Week Experience where you’ll get to see what goes on behind the scenes for the race teams before every NASCAR race.
The 3rd level of the Nascar Hall of Fame consists of “Heritage Speedway” where NASCAR fans can view individual galleries and learn about the history of NASCAR over the past 60 years. Also, on the 3rd level is the Nascar Vault that is glass enclosed where historic artifacts and other racing memorabilia.
Ticket Prices for the Nascar Hall of Fame are as follows:
Adults the cost of admission is $18.95.
Child admission ages (5-12) is $11.95.
Military member admission is $16.95.
Senior citizens (60+) cost of admission is $16.95.
Also, you can add the Nascar Simulator experience for an extra $5.00.
Also, the Nascar Hall of Fame offers Memberships that consist of the following:
Rookie Racer (For kids ages 5-12) for $25.00 and the Racing Simulator for $3.00.
Crew Chief for $50.00 and Racking Simulator for $3.00.
Pit Crew Family (2 adult and 2 children tickets) for $150.00 and Racing Simulator for $3.00
Winners for $250 and the Racing Simulator for $2.00.
Champions for $500 that includes the Racing Simulator experience.
Legends for $1000 that includes the Racing Simulator experience.
The Nascar Hall of Fame will be open year round for 362 days a year. The Hall of Fame will be closed only on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The operating time of the Nascar Hall of Fame will be 10 a.m. until 7 or 8 p.m. The estimated average time to tour the facility is approximately 3 hours. For more information you can call 704-654-4400 to plan your trip to the Nascar Hall of Fame in the Queen City of Charlotte, North Carolina.
The 2010 Nascar Hall of Fame inductees are the late Bill France, Sr., Richard Petty, Bill France, Jr., Dale Earnhardt and Junior Johnson. The first annual Nascar Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be conducted May 23, 2010 at Noon. This will be a great event for the Nascar Hall of Fame and the tradition of how NASCAR really got its start in the state of North Carolina.