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Lessen Your Daytona 500 Hangover with the NASCAR Hall of Fame

February 25, 2013 at 1:34 PM | by | ()

It was a busy weekend for NASCAR fans with plenty of racing action taking place down in Daytona Beach, Florida. Crazy crashes during Saturday’s race forced even the fans to the hospital—looks like everyone is at least stable—and Sunday brought Jimmie Johnson his second ever Daytona 500 victory. You could call it the Super Bowl of the series, so it’s understandable that this week might be a little disappointing after all that excitement. That’s why we suggest nursing your NASCAR hangover at their Hall of Fame over in Charlotte.

They’ve got pretty much everything and anything on display at the hall, and they’ve even found the space to cram in 31 full sized racecars as well. Over 50 digital displays help recreate history right in front of your eyes, and there are even plenty of buttons so you can choose exactly what you want to see, hear, and feel. There’s even a moonshine still on display to represent some of racing’s good ol’ days—ha.

That’s plenty of the year round stuff, but if you’re looking for something a little extra special. The NASCAR hall of fame is now offering the Ultimate Fan Experience. Not only do you get early admission into the hall of fame—as well as a guided tour—you also hit the road to check out even more. Unfortunately you’re not heading out onto the actual track, but you will hit the highway on a little bit of a racing road trip. Check out nearby Charlotte Motor Speedway, and from there you might just get to sneak a peek into the garages of some of the most well known teams on the track like Hendrick Motorsports and Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.

This fancy pants option starts at $99 per adult, and is usually only available on weekdays. Otherwise general admission is going to set you back $20, and the place is open from 10am to 6pm daily. Just be sure to bring plenty of cash for the gift shop as well, because if you’re visiting the hall of fame we’re sure you’ll need a t-shirt to commemorate your visit.

[Photo: Ken Lund]

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