By AMANDA VINCENT
Following the 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductions in Charlotte, N.C., on Jan. 22, the Hall will host its third annual Fan Appreciation day on Jan. 23. As a result, fans will be admitted for free and will have the opportunity to participate in question and answer sessions with current racers and NASCAR Hall of Fame members and have the opportunity to see new exhibits and recent facility upgrades.
Fans in attendance also will be among the first to see artifacts from 2016 Hall of Fame inductees Jerry Cook, Terry Labonte, Bruton Smith, the late Curtis Turner and the late Bobby Issac that will be on display in the Hall of Honor. Memorable moments and champions displays will be updated ahead of the event to include the 2015 race season.
The three surviving members of the Hall of Fame will participate in Q&As and sign autographs for fans throughout the day. While vouchers obtained in advance will be necessary to attend sessions for current drivers, they are not needed to visit with the new Hall of Fame inductees. Future stars of the sport that have been named a part of the NASCAR Next program also will be participants in such sessions.
Meanwhile, fans who obtained vouchers in advance will get opportunities to ask questions of and get autographs from some of today’s biggest NASCAR stars from the sanctioning body’s three national series (Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck), including Most Popular Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2016 Camping World Truck Series champion Erik Jones, A.J. Allmendinger, Brandon Jones, Ben Rhodes, Timothy Peters, Kasey Kahne, Daniel Suarez, Ben Kennedy, Brian Scott, Ryan Reed, Daniel Hemrick, Aric Almirola, Ty Dillon, Tyler Reddick, Martin Truex Jr., Justin Allgaier, Christopher Bell, Chase Elliott and Matt Crafton.
For additional information on the 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame Fan Appreciation Day, visit the facility’s website, NASCARHall.com. The Hall is locaated in uptown Charlotte, across the street from the Charlotte Convention Center. The address is 400 East Martin Luther King, Charlotte, N.C.
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