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North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame

Old stock cars and drag racers, displays of historic racing moments and plenty of memorabilia make this attraction a must for car lovers.

The North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame is located in Mooresville, a town near Charlotte known as “Race City, USA.” Car lovers will be in heaven, with everything from a 1957 Mercury to an A.J. Foyt USAC Camaro. Even novices will appreciate the slick models of stock cars and drag racers while learning the stories behind them. There are 35 cars on display, as well as videos of exciting races and a photo gallery of historic racing moments. There’s also an interesting exhibit of motor sports–related art.

In the museum section you’ll discover the history of racing while wandering through the ranks of cars driven by the likes of Davie Allison, Rusty Wallace, Tim Flock and Cale Yarborough. Many of these cars are in original mint condition. Others, such as the 1988 Cale Yarborough Hardees Oldsmobile, have been lovingly restored. Catch some of these cars in action on the screen in the Goodyear Theater.

Admire art representing key moments in motor sport history by artists including Sam Bass, Gary Hill and Jeanne Barnes, all known for their connection to racing. Prints of some of these works are available for purchase from the hall’s gift shop.

The North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame is located within a hub of race shops in Mooresville. The hall doubles as the town’s official Visitor’s Center, so pick up a map and take a spin around Race City, USA. It’s the base camp of many NASCAR teams and racing businesses.

Drop in at one of the race shops to see showrooms and memorabilia. If you’re lucky, the race crews could be working on an advanced model and you can watch the action. Some race shops even have restaurants, so you don’t have to leave for a pit stop.

The North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame is about 29 miles (46 kilometers) north of Charlotte. The hall is open Monday through Saturday.


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Wingate by Wyndham Mooresville - Charlotte Metro Area $94
Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019
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Wingate by Wyndham Mooresville - Charlotte Metro Area

Wingate by Wyndham Mooresville - Charlotte Metro Area

122 Regency Center Drive, I-77 and Hwy 150, Mooresville, NC
     
    3.9 of 5
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    This hotel was a great place to stay. The staff was excellent, the room was very nice and it was very clean. The hotel was close to shopping and the main highway. We would definitely stay there again

    Quality Inn & Suites Mooresville-Lake Norman $84
    Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019
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    Quality Inn & Suites Mooresville-Lake Norman

    Quality Inn & Suites Mooresville-Lake Norman

    138 Norman Station Blvd, Exit 36, I-77, Mooresville, NC
       
      3.5 of 5
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      The room was clean. The AC worked good. The bed was not that comfortable. The breakfast was cold and I was eat at 6:40am. The staff was very helpful.

      Hampton Inn & Suites Mooresville/Lake Norman, NC $103
      Reviewed on May 28, 2019
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      Hampton Inn & Suites Mooresville/Lake Norman, NC

      Hampton Inn & Suites Mooresville/Lake Norman, NC

      119 Gallery Center Dr, Mooresville, NC
         
        4.6 of 5
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Pleasant staff, clean, orderly rooms, excellent shower.

        Days Inn by Wyndham Mooresville Lake Norman $65
        Reviewed on May 18, 2019
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        Days Inn by Wyndham Mooresville Lake Norman

        Days Inn by Wyndham Mooresville Lake Norman

        140 Days Inn Drive, I-77 and Hwy 150, Exit 36, Mooresville, NC
           
          3.0 of 5
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Convenient and clean. Uber available as well. Would book again.

          Fairfield Inn by Marriott Charlotte Mooresville $101
          Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019
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          Fairfield Inn by Marriott Charlotte Mooresville

          Fairfield Inn by Marriott Charlotte Mooresville

          120 Consumers Sq, Mooresville, NC
             
            4.3 of 5
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            I liked the location. It was near all sorts of amenities and was just off the Interstate. Everything about the room was as it should have been. It was perfect for an overnight stopover.

            Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Mooresville - Lake Norman $87
            Reviewed on May 10, 2019
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            Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Mooresville - Lake Norman

            Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Mooresville - Lake Norman

            130 Norman Station Blvd, Mooresville, NC
               
              4.3 of 5
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Did not care for the TV system. Control was hard to use and picture could not be adjusted.

              Carolina Inn & Suites of Lake Norman $80
              Reviewed on Jun 1, 2019
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              Carolina Inn & Suites of Lake Norman

              Carolina Inn & Suites of Lake Norman

              124 Regency Center Drive, Mooresville, NC
                 
                3.6 of 5
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Location was great for visiting family in Statesville and attending a race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The hotel is set away from the roadside offering privacy from the traffic. The pool is a great added amenity. Conveniently located for any other need you might have. We had a fantastic stay and ...

                Affordable Suites Mooresville LakeNorman $99
                Reviewed on May 26, 2019
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                Affordable Suites Mooresville LakeNorman

                Affordable Suites Mooresville LakeNorman

                110 Executive Center Place, Mooresville, NC
                   
                  4.2 of 5
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  a little difficult to find, but otherwise, a very nice & clean place.