NASCAR Hall of Fame Accelerates into October with New Exhibit and Race Week Events

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October 02, 2017

NASCAR Hall of Fame After Hours: Hendrick Motorsports, Induction Ceremony Tickets on Sale, 'Cars 3: Inspired by NASCAR' Exhibit, Special Hours and More

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 2, 2017) – The NASCAR Hall of Fame has a full lineup of events and activities to enhance the experience for race fans in Charlotte during race week and throughout the month of October. Fans and visitors can experience the interactive entertainment attraction during special extended operating hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 8. All other dates in October will be normal operating hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Special events and announcements at the NASCAR Hall of Fame for the month of October are below:



Laps Around Uptown

Fans are invited to join Charlotte Motor Speedway and Brad Keselowski as he takes an inaugural few laps around Uptown Charlotte to usher in race week. Keselowski will be joined by a procession of show cars from race teams in the Charlotte area. The event will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in front of the Hall of Fame and end at the Hall of Fame Plaza.


NASCAR Fitness Challenge Powered by Lilly Diabetes

NASCAR teams will put the pedal to the metal during the NASCAR Fitness Challenge Powered by Lilly Diabetes, a relay-style stationary bike race. The event, which will take place on the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza, will tap pit crew members, drivers and employees to face off in heats led by CycleBar instructors.

Competing for a $15,000 donation to the charity of their choice, each four-person team will rotate riders, attempting to pedal farther than other teams during the heats. Get the race started by supporting participants on social media—teams get points if you like or comment on their posts tagged with the #NASCARFitChallenge hashtag—then come to the Hall to give your frontrunner a push to the finish. Champ the Cheetah, food trucks and other treats will be on hand.


NASCAR Hall of Fame After Hours: Hendrick Motorsports

The Hall of Fame is hosting a special after-hours event featuring Hendrick Motorsports, which includes the unveiling of all four of the team’s 2018 Daytona 500 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 paint schemes. Those with a wristband for the event will get close to the action and witness the unveiling of Chase Elliott, William Byron, Jimmie Johnson and Alex Bowman's rides. NASCAR Hall of Famers Rick Hendrick and Bill Elliott and racing legends Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are also scheduled to attend the event. This special after-hours event at the Hall of Fame is sold out.


Fan Q&A with Class of 2018 Inductee Ray Evernham

Fans are invited to a Q&A with Class of 2018 inductee Ray Evernham in the Great Hall at 12 p.m. Admission to the event is free with a regular admission ticket to the Hall of Fame (based on seating availability).


Tuesday, Oct. 3

Laps Around Uptown

Wednesday, Oct. 4

NASCAR Fitness Challenge

Wednesday, Oct. 4

NASCAR America with David Ragan & Landon Cassill

Thursday, Oct. 5

Racing Insiders Tour I-77

Thursday, Oct. 5

NASCAR Hall of Fame After Hours: Hendrick Motorsports

Friday, Oct. 6

Fan Q&A with Class of 2018 Inductee Ray Evernham

Friday, Oct. 6

Racing Insiders Tour I-85

Monday, Oct. 9

Racing Insiders Tours I-85

Wednesday, Oct. 11

NASCAR America with Danica Patrick

Friday, Oct. 13

Racing Insiders Tour I-85

Saturday, Oct. 14

2nd Saturday: Make and Model

Tuesday, Oct. 17

NASCAR America with Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Racing Insiders Tour I-77

Wednesday, Oct. 25

NASCAR America Live Filming

Friday, Oct. 27

Racing Insiders Tour I-77

Saturday, Oct. 28

Not-Too-Spooky Haunted Hall

Monday, Oct. 30

Racing Insiders Tour I-85

View all upcoming events here.

2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Tickets On Sale Oct. 3
Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Ron Hornaday Jr., Ken Squier and Robert Yates will be honored during this year’s ceremony set for Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Induction ticket prices range from $45 for general seats to $350 for the Exclusive Driver Dinner Package (plus tax and applicable service fees). For more information about Induction weekend, visit

"Cars 3: Inspired by NASCAR” Exhibit Now Open

DisneyPixar and the NASCAR Hall of Fame have teamed up to bring the inspiration for the newest movie from the “Cars” franchise to life. In this limited-time exhibit, guests are invited to discover the real-life NASCAR personalities who either voiced or inspired the characters featured in “Cars 3.” The detailed fictional world of “Cars” is filled with authentic references to the real world of NASCAR.

A highlight of the exhibit is a life-size character car of Lightning McQueen. NASCAR drivers Chase Elliott (Chase Racelott), Ryan Blaney (Ryan “Inside” Laney), Daniel Suárez (Daniel Swervez) and Bubba Wallace (Bubba Wheelhouse) along with NASCAR legends Jeff Gordon (Jeff Gorvette), Richard “The King” Petty (Strip “The King” Weathers), Darrell Waltrip (Darrell Cartrip) and Ray Evernham (Ray Reverham) will also be featured in the exhibit. For more information, visit

General admission tickets to the Hall of Fame can be purchased online at or via Ticketmaster by calling 877-231-2010. Admission is $25 for adults, $22 for seniors with ID, $18 for military with ID, $18 for youth 8-12, $12 for youth 3-7, and free for members and children younger than 3. High-octane combo packages are also available.  All prices include tax. Memberships start at $125. For more details, visit and follow @NASCARHall on , and Instagram.

About the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Conveniently 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, opened May 11, 2010, and includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, a 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop and NASCAR Productions-operated broadcast studio. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from April 1 through Oct. 31 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Nov. 1 through March 31. An attached parking garage is available on Brevard Street. The 5-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. For more information, visit

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