NASCAR Hall of Fame Unveils New Hollywood Exhibit

The Wonder Bread car, driven by Will Ferrell in the film "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," is just one of several cars that will be on display at the event.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame will open on May 17 its newest, and largest exhibit to date: Lights. Camera. NASCAR.

The exhibit looks at NASCAR's role in film and will include artifacts from some of the most recognizable racing movies in history. NASCAR has been a fascination for movie makers for decades. Even during the sports dirt track beginnings film producers have been interested in the sport and its universal appeal. 

The new exhibit will feature items taken from the sets and prop closets of some of those films, including Days of Thunder, Cars, and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. The items will remain on display through October 1. Fans will get an up close look at some of the cars used in the films along with dozens of other items. 

Admission to the exhibit is $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors and military, $12.95 for children 5 to 12. Children younger than 5 get in free. 

And in true Hollywood fashion, the Hall of Fame will host a premiere party June 1 to celebrate the opening of Lights. Camera. NASCAR. The 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. event will feature several kid-friendly activities and events for adults as well. 

The NASCAR Hall of Fame is located at 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For more information call 704-654-4400 or email


The date of the opening night has been corrected.

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