NASCAR Hall of Fame on the Road to Completion
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is gearing up to cross the finish line, with plans to officially open its doors to the public on May 11th. The Museum, set in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, features three floors of historical exhibits, simulator rides, and games devoted to the sport.
Glory Road Exhibit, NASCAR Hall of Fame
The centerpiece of the museum is the 360-degree "Hall of Honor," where NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees are recognized. Other hallmarks include the "NASCAR Vault" and "Heritage Speedway," two exhibits that tell the history of the six-decade old sport.
Another focal point at the museum is a banked ramp dubbed "Glory Road" that leads from the ground level to the second floor. Eighteen historic cars are parked on the road, which mimics various degrees of banking at racetracks, including the famous 33-degree incline at Talladega Speedway.
The 150,000-square-foot museum also includes a broadcast studio newsroom, 278-person theater, and race simulator. Visitors can also pick up souvenirs at the gift shop, or grab a bite to eat at a Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant set inside the museum.
Admission is $19.95 for adults, $12.95 for children age 5 to 12. To learn more about the museum or purchase tickets, visit www.nascarhall.com.