The NASAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte North Carolina is home to the history of stock car racing in the United States. The NASCAR Hall of Fame honors drivers who have shown exceptional skill at NASCAR driving, all-time great crew chiefs and owners, broadcasters and other major contributors to competition within the sanctioning body. ” (Wikipedia)
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, NASCAR, is the major sanctioning body for professional stock car racing. Everybody understands stock car racing really grew from bootleggers trying to avoid the law running homemade tax-free booze from still hidden deep in the woods. Of course, eventually egos took over and they had to decide who really had the fastest car. In 1946 Bill France Sr organized a meeting of racers. They all agreed that rules and order needed to be brought to the sport and NASCAR was born.
It took almost 60 years for the sport to develop it’s Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is located in Uptown Charlotte North Carlonia. The Charlotte area is home to almost 90% of the NASCAR race teams. This made Charlotte the ideal location for the Hall of Fame. The hall opens at 10:00 AM. The museums closing time varies with the season.
What you learn at the NASCAR Hall of Fame
The hall honors the drivers, crew chiefs, team owners and others in the racing industry that have made significant contributions to the sport. On Glory Road, you see cars from the history of NASCAR. Every make of car raced in the US is here. From the Chevrolets of Dale Earnhart, SR, the Toyotas raced by Kyle Bush to the Fords of the Wood Brothers.
In the other areas, you learn about engineering and safety of the cars. Here you learn about the process of building the race car and how the engines go from the stock motor that comes from the manufacturer to the 800 horsepower beast on the track. In this area, you also learn all about the art of the Pit Stop. from the car hauler to the magic of changing four tires and filling the gas tank in 12.5 seconds.
What would a museum about racing be without a race? Teth NASCAR Hall of Fame uses iRacing to allow you to race around some of the famous and historic tracks on the circuit. The simulators are inside of mocked up race cars, so you can really get the feel for the race.
By the Numbers:
GENERAL ADMISSION PRICING
- Members: FREE
- Adult $25
- Senior (65+) $22 with ID
- Military $18 with ID
- Children (3-7) $12
- Youth (8-12) $18
- All prices include tax
Address and Phone
400 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28202
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