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This weekend, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, located at 400 East Martin Luther King Blvd. in Charlotte, NC, brings NASCAR legends, heroes and up-and-coming stars together with fans as part of its 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Fan Appreciation Day. Hall of Fame activities take place Friday, Jan. 30 with the Induction Ceremony, followed by NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day at the Hall on Saturday, Jan. 31.
Schedule for the weekend (all times ET):
Friday, Jan.30 –
- Squire-Hall for NASCAR Media Excellence Exhibit Unveiling – 3 p.m. – the first look at the new exhibit honoring Tom Higgins as part of Race Week.
- Members-Only Hall of Famer Autograph Session – 3:30 p.m. – NASCAR HoF members get the opportunity to meet inductees from previous HoF classes. Scheduled to appear (subject to change): Bobby Allison, Ned Jarrett, Jack Ingram, Dale Inman, Leonard Wood, Darrell Waltrip, Glen Wood, Bud Moore and Maurice Petty.
- NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Red Carpet Arrivals – 4:30 p.m. – catch a glimpse of Hall of Famers, drivers, NASCAR industry leaders and other celebrities as they arrive on the red carpet at the bottom of Glory Road in the Great Hall.
- NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Jacket Ceremony – 6 p.m. – a special dinner in the Richardson Ballroom at the Charlotte Convention Center, which is attached to the Hall. The event will feature the annual inductee jacket presentation and the presentation of the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence to 2015 recipient Tom Higgins.
- NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – 8 p.m. – taking place in the Crown Ballroom at the Charlotte Convention Center.
Saturday, Jan. 31 –
Visit the Hall of Fame for free from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and celebrate Fan Appreciation Day with your favorite NASCAR drivers.
Great Hall driver appearances and question-and-answer sessions –
- 9:00 a.m. – Kyle Larson, Brendan Gaughan, Tyler Reddick
- 10:00 a.m. – Reed Sorenson, Ryan Reed, Ben Kennedy
- 10:20 a.m. – NASCAR Next Drivers: Ruben Garcia, Ben Rhodes, Ryan Gifford, Gray Gaulding, Austin Hill, Ryan Preece
- 11:00 a.m. – Michael Annett, Chris Buescher, Timothy Peters
- 11:20 a.m. – NASCAR Next Drivers: Cole Custer, Jesse Little, Dylan Lupton, Kenzie Ruston, Brandon McReynolds
- 12:00 p.m. – Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brian Scott, Tyler Young
- 1:30 p.m. – Ryan Newman, Elliott Sadler, Erik Jones
- 2:30 p.m. – AJ Allmendinger, Regan Smith, Jennifer Jo Cobb
- 2:50 p.m. – Bill Elliott, Rex White
- 3:15 p.m. – Junior Johnson, moderated by Winston Kelley
- 3:30 p.m. – Aric Almirola, Chase Elliott, Matt Crafton
NASCAR Next Drivers
- 11:00 a.m. – Ruben Garcia, Ben Rhodes, Ryan Gifford, Gray Gaulding, Austin Hill, Ryan Preece
- 11:50 a.m. – Cole Custer, Jesse Little, Dylan Lupton, Kenzie Ruston, Brandon McReynolds
NASCAR Hall of Fame – Class of 2015
- 3:30 p.m. – Bill Elliott, Rex White
Vouchers for driver autograph sessions in the High Octane Theater are sold out. Click here to see the driver autograph session schedule if you were able to claim vouchers.
Find out more about the Hall of Fame and the Induction Ceremony at http://www.nascarhall.com/.