Richard Childress Racing
Austin Dillon to Unveil Artifacts from Eldora Speedway Victory at NASCAR Hall of Fame on Tuesday
August 8, 2013
Austin Dillon made history as the first driver to win a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on dirt at Eldora Speedway on July 25, also marking the first time in four decades NASCAR has run on a dirt track in its top three series.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., will unveil a special display on Tuesday, August 13 featuring three artifacts from the Eldora victory. The jar of dirt that Dillon scooped up near the finish line with the Eldora golden shovel, his winner’s trophy and the No. 39 American Ethanol Chevrolet Silverado will be on display for a limited time.
Dillon and several employees from Richard Childress Racing’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series shop are scheduled to be at the official unveiling of the display in the NASCAR Hall of Fame Great Hall, located at 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Charlotte, N.C., at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 13. Parking is available in the NASCAR Hall of Fame garage on Brevard Street.
Tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame can be purchased by calling (877) 231-2010 or at nascarhall.com. Admission is $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors and military, $12.95 for children 5-12 and free for children younger than five. Memberships are available starting at $25 for children and $50 for adults. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and is closed on Christmas Day. For more details, visit nascarhall.com. Up-to-the-minute updates are available at facebook.com/nascarhall or @nascarhall on Twitter.
About NASCAR Hall of Fame
Conveniently located in uptown Charlotte, N.C., the 150,000-square-foot NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, opened May 11, 2010, and includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop and NASCAR Media Group-operated broadcast studio. The venue is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. seven days a week and has an attached parking garage on Brevard Street. The five-acre site also includes a privately developed 19-story office tower and 102,000-square-foot expansion to the Charlotte Convention Center, highlighted by a 40,000 square-foot ballroom. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is owned by the City of Charlotte, licensed by NASCAR and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority.