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Day 3

Sunday was a big day for us. Lots to see and a little time to do it. At this point sleep deprivation was taking over and just about anything was making us laugh. So it was back on the road again!

We arrived at Charlotte Speedway and the sheersize of this track in intimidating!

This was a very interesting walk up to the front door. They have the track winners signature, hand and foot prints in cement blocks

The best advertisement I have ever seen!!!

Zmax Speedway was right across the street from Charlotte Speedway, so we just had to check out the only 4 lane dragstrip! From what we could see, it looks a lot bigger on TV. But still cool!

We got to see some of the Dirt Track at Charlotte, but not much.

Tim left his mark at the Zmax parking lot.

After leaving the tracks, we found our way to the Hendrick race team compound.

The 48-88 race shop

We peeked into the windows of the 5-24 Race Shop

And this is where Security showed up. He was pretty cool about it but didn't exactly like the way we were leaving hand prints on the windows as nearly tramped through the water feature, LOL!

We spent the remainder of the afternoon at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Tim thought we had to dance our way through, LOL!

Walking into the place we thought we would see a few cars and some old relics. But that was not the case! Started the whole thing with a short 10 minute movie about the history of the sport, then moved on to a simulated indoor track with cars from the drivers that have been inducted.

Red Byron's Ford Coupe

Tim Flock's Hudson Hornet

Lee Petty's Oldsmobile

Richard Petty's Plymouth Beldevere

Bobby Isaac's Dodge Daytona Charger

Cale Yarborough's Oldsmobile Cutlass

Darrell Waltrip's Buick Regal

Richie Evans' Chevrolet Cavalier

Bill Elliot's Ford T-bird

Dale Earnhardt's Chevrolet Monte Carlo

The track section had a spot that you can walk up the 33* banking. That was hard!

There was some really cool artwork on the walls. I believe they were Sam Bass lithographs

Sadly, at this point, my camera battery started to die. So I was only able to catch a few other cars.

They even had a few of the cars from NASCAR related movies

Rusty Wallace's Pontiac Grand Prix

Tony Stewart's Chevrolet Impala

Brad Keslowski's 2012 Championship Dodge Charger

Ricky Craven's Pontiac Grand Prix

And of course the car's of the most famous fight in NASCAR history! Donnie Alison's and Cale Yarborough's Oldsmobiles fron the final lap crash of the 79 Daytona 500

We finished up the Hall of fame by racing each other in the Simulators. Then had to boogie to the gift shop before it closed!

The final destination, before returning to the hotel, was Hickory Speedway. A small local Saturday night short track, But big on history! Names like Ned Jarrett, Dale Jarrett, Ralph Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Lee Petty and Morgan Shepherd started their NASCAR careers as track Champions at this track. Would have loved to see a race there on Saturday, but didn't get a chance.

 

Then it was time to head back to the hotel and get some sleep and ready for the long road home!

 



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great pics Dave. you guys sure did get a lot in a short time.

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Jim, we tried to cram everything we possible could in what ever time we had. Which is probably why we had only 3-4 hours of sleep each night, LOL!

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