STEWART, GORDON, JOHNSON WILL BE IN THE HALL OF FAME SOMEDAY

Which current drivers will one day be enshrined in the NASCAR Hall of Fame? SI.com's Brant James writes that Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon are in for sure. Matt Kenseth? Kurt Busch? Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s beard? Just have to wait and see.   JJ, Stewart, Gordon all deserve spots in the Hall of Fame (SI.com) ...

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EMOTIONS RULE THE DAY AT HALL OF FAME

CHARLOTTE _ On Sunday, the pageantry and formal wear of the red carpet was mixed with the t-shirts and hats of race fans as the NASCAR Hall of Fame prepared to formally induct its first class of honorees – Bill France Sr., Richard Petty, Bill France Jr., Junior Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Sr. These were the men that built and grew the sport from a hodgepodge of local racers to an international multi-billion dollar industry. They gave the sport character and provided the fans a hero to cheer ...

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NASCAR HALL OF FAME OPEN FOR BUSINESS

CHARLOTTE _ After years of planning and preparation, the doors have finally opened at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. On an overcast and cool morning, fans, dignitaries, and some of the motorsport’s biggest names gathered to commemorate the top-of-the-line $195 million facility. The pomp and circumstance of Tuesday’s event saw NASCAR Hall of Fame executives thank their partners, allowed politicians to press the economic impact on the area and offered fans a brief glimpse at some of the thei ...

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ARTIFACT STOLEN FROM NASCAR HALL OF FAME

CHARLOTTE _ As crews worked to prepare for Tuesday’s grand opening of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, it appears one security guard overstepped his boundaries. NASCAR Hall of Fame executive director Winston Kelley confirmed on Tuesday that an item had been stolen from one of their off-site storage facilities. After learning of the breach, the use of the temporary off-site facility was shut down and the search for the culprit was underway. Within two days a security guard confessed to stealing the ...

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A SNEAK PEEK AT THE NASCAR HALL OF FAME

CHARLOTTE _ One week before the official grand opening, I had the chance to take a sneak peek at the long-awaited NASCAR Hall of Fame located in the heart of Charlotte. After years of anticipation, planning and construction, the final pieces are now in place and ready for the public. The first stop along the journey in the hall is the High Octane Theater. Before heading into the theater to see the film, visitors register their ‘Hard Card’ in the computer. This allows them to interact ...

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