Oh boy oh boy – the first stop was to NASCAR Hall of Fame. Who wants art and culture when you can see cars??? It was practically empty so we got to meander without lots of yahoos elbowing us out of the way. Doink, I left without my camera so forgive all the out of focus iPhone pix. They are bad.
The tour starts with a wide screen movie of the history of NASCAR – its roots, its founding, to today. I didn’t know its roots are in bootleg moonshine, but it is!
The museum is set up chronologically, cars oldest to newest and lots of opportunity to learn more about a driver or car there. The whole museum is interactive, with a million opportunities to take a simulated ride in one of the cars.
All along the recreated raceway, there were placards of several old raceways including samples of the pavement too – from nubby asphalt to concrete and even some smooth asphalt. I have to imagine the bumpier asphalt is what gives the near bare tires of race cars traction.
Here they are getting out of the cars, their scores posted on an iRacing board above them. I don’t think any of them is headed for Daytona!