Start date: 1/10/13
Start time: 9:15 AM
End date: 1/11/13
End time: 2:00 PM
Cities visited: Concord, Kannapolis
Need for speed? Then this tour’s for you. Pit stops at NASCAR’s most sought after shrines begins at Hendrick Motorsports & Museum, one of the most well-known teams in operation today with 25+ years of history. Afterward, head to Sam Bass Gallery, known for decades of inspired artistic contributions. No motorsports fan’s travels are complete without a trip to the NASCAR Hall of the Fame, the ultimate tribute to the sport’s past, present and future. Race a fellow travel companion in lifelike simulators or pay homage to your heroes in the Hall of Honor. Round out the day at Michael Waltrip Racing to see stockcars being created in action, followed by a behind-the-scenes look at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
VIP access continues on day two with a tour of Kannapolis, home of Dale “The Intimidator” Earnhardt, and the NC Research Campus, the only research campus collaboration of universities in existence. Other area sights include the NC Music Hall of Fame, honoring countless Carolina musicians, as well as the Curb Motorsports & Music Museum, a hidden gem of this small town.