My brother wanted to check out the NASCAR Hall of Fame. I always look forward for an excuse to head into the city so off we went.
You have to take the scenic route so you don’t miss out on shots like this of Bank of America Stadium. Or did I miss the exit? Nobody knows.
I think we’re getting close.
And there it is. The NASCAR Hall of Fame. What’s next?
Oh. We have to go in? I thought it was just a cool building. Come to find out, it has a lot of race cars in it. Of course! It is the NASCAR hall of fame, after all. But you’re in for a whole lot more and don’t have to be a NASCAR fan. You don’t want to miss learning about a true American sport from its roots to where it is now with a lot of hands on along the way.
Just in case you didn’t know, we’re 6 miles that-a-way to Charlotte Speedway.
How do they get those fans to hang around day after day to pose for the visitors to the HOF?
Aren’t you glad this isn’t real time?
Richard Petty will always be King winning all he did when the sport was based on true stock cars.
There’s an overhead shot of the ‘compass’ pointing out the direction and distances to many of the NASCAR tracks.
It is official. The urinal is Out of Service.
And I’d like to thank our sponsor, 76 gasoline…
Did you know you could get in the ball? Scary.
Here’s the inside of a NASCAR team hauler. Slick.
Yep, tires and a fuel can. What did you expect, Gucci?
Now you appreciate how heavy that tire is. They only make it look light.
Same with that fuel can. It’s not filled with feathers… hey wait. Where did 76 go?
A piece of removed damaged safer barrier. Thankfully this came along.
I’m sure you’ve seen pieces of racing templates but it puts it in perspective when you see all of the templates at the same time.
You can even broadcast a racing segment.
As you can see, there are a lot of hands-on interactive activities, informative displays, and other state of the art activities.
The race is over. I showed you enough and I’m not going to spoil any more of your fun.
You have to get out there and check this place out!
Checkered flag crosswalks in this area are a nice touch. I loved themed attractions.
Charlotte’s Light Rail
Some great Uptown Charlotte shots.
Until next time, Charlotte and NASCAR Hall of Fame.