Some of NASCAR's top stars will be on hand for the inaugural NASCAR Acceleration Weekend in January at Charlotte's Hall of Fame.
The January 21 event will include a variety of fan interactive attractions as well as driver appearances for autographs and question and answer sessions.
Series champion Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt lead the list of drivers who will attend the preview along with eleven others.
NASCAR Preview 2012 Presented by Sprint is a new addition to the annual calendar. Reminiscent of popular season-preview events of the past, the festival-like event will feature driver and show car appearances, simulators, games, prizes and a host of other fan-friendly and interactive activities. The event is part of the three-day NASCAR Acceleration Weekend from Jan. 20-22 in Charlotte, N.C. that gives race fans an unprecedented experience through a combination of events and activities featuring the legends of the sport and stars of today.
The weekend will begin Friday, January 20, with the NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for the Class of 2012, which features Darrell Waltrip, Cale Yarborough, Dale Inman, Richie Evans and Glen Wood. Following Saturday’s NASCAR Preview 2012 Presented by Sprint event will be the unveiling of the Class of 2012 exhibits in the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Sunday, Jan. 22.
Stewart and other NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will sign autographs in the Ballroom of the Charlotte Convention Center starting at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, January 21. Beginning Saturday at 7 a.m. in the Charlotte Convention Center Ballroom, wristbands will be distributed to a limited number of fans. Recipients must have an event ticket to be eligible to receive a wristband.
Driver Appearance Times (Jan. 21, 2012)
9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Kyle Busch & Matt Kenseth
10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson & Denny Hamlin
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Brad Keselowski
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Kevin Harvick & Greg Biffle
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Kasey Kahne & Ryan Newman
2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. & Juan Pablo Montoya
3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards & Kurt Busch
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