Monday, January 16, 2017

Travel Tips: NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Fan Appreciation Day – Jan. 20-21, 2017

credit: NASCAR Media
This weekend, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, located at 400 East Martin Luther King Blvd. in Charlotte, NC, will bring the sport's legends, heroes and up-and-coming stars together with fans as part of its 2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Fan Appreciation Day. Hall of Fame activities begin on Friday, Jan. 20 with the Induction Ceremony, followed by additional Class of 2017 activities and NASCAR Fan Appreciation Day at the Hall on Saturday, Jan. 21.

Schedule for the weekend (all times ET):

Friday, Jan.20:
  • Members-Only Hall of Famer Autograph Session – 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.There will be two groups of Hall of Famers signing. Find the listing here.
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Red Carpet Arrivals – 4 p.m. in the Great Hall.
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Jacket Ceremony and the Presentation of the Squire-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence – 6 p.m. – Richardson Ballroom at the Charlotte Convention Center, which is attached to the Hall.
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – 8 p.m. – Crown Ballroom at the Charlotte Convention Center. Doors open at 7 p.m., must be seated by 7:30 p.m.
Select tickets are still available for the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Click here for more information.

Saturday, Jan. 21:
Visit the Hall of Fame for free from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and celebrate Fan Appreciation Day with your favorite NASCAR drivers.

High Octane Theater question-and-answer sessions (tickets not required)
  • 9:00 a.m. – Richard Childress, Austin and Ty Dillon
  • 10:00 a.m. – Aric Almirola, Ryan Reed, Timothy Peters
  • 11:00 a.m. – Kasey Kahne, Daniel Suarez, John Hunter Nemechek
  • 12:00 p.m. – Martin Truex Jr., Brandon Jones, Noah Gragson
  • 1:30 p.m. – Chase Elliott, Blake Koch, Kaz Grala
  • 2:30 p.m. – David Ragan, Brennan Poole, Christopher Bell
  • 3 p.m. – Mark Martin, Rick Hendrick
  • 3:30 p.m. – Paul Menard, Brendan Gaughan, Johnny Sauter
Great Hall NASCAR Next driver appearances (tickets not required)
  • 10:20 and 11:20 a.m. (drivers for both sessions to be announced)
Vouchers are still available for a few of the driver autograph sessions in the Crown Ballroom Lobby. Click here to see the driver autograph session schedule and which sessions are available.

Find out more about the Hall of Fame and the Induction Ceremony at