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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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Lodging Near North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame

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$93
Wingate by Wyndham Mooresville - Charlotte Metro Area

Wingate by Wyndham Mooresville - Charlotte Metro Area

122 Regency Center Drive, Mooresville
4.0
of 5, from 120 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Mooresville, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame and within 3 mi (5 km) of Memory Lane Museum and JR Motorsports. Mallard Head Country Club is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.

$84
Baymont Inn & Suites Mooresville

Baymont Inn & Suites Mooresville

132 Meadow Hill Cir, Mooresville
3.1
of 5, from 39 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Mooresville, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame and within 3 mi (5 km) of Memory Lane Museum and JR Motorsports. Mooresville Golf Course and Mallard Head Country Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$93
Hampton Inn & Suites Mooresville/Lake Norman, NC

Hampton Inn & Suites Mooresville/Lake Norman, NC

119 Gallery Center Dr, Mooresville
4.7
of 5, from 50 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in a rural location, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame and within 3 mi (5 km) of Memory Lane Museum and JR Motorsports. Mooresville Golf Course and Mallard Head Country Club are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$99
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Mooresville - Lake Norman

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Mooresville - Lake Norman

130 Norman Station Blvd, Mooresville
4.2
of 5, from 58 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Mooresville, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame and within 3 mi (5 km) of Memory Lane Museum and JR Motorsports. Mooresville Golf Course is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

$93
Fairfield Inn by Marriott Charlotte Mooresville

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Charlotte Mooresville

120 Consumers Sq, Mooresville
4.4
of 5, from 77 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Mooresville, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame, Memory Lane Museum, and JR Motorsports. Mooresville Golf Course is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.

$100
Carolina Inn & Suites at Lake Norman

Carolina Inn & Suites at Lake Norman

124 Regency Center Drive, Mooresville
3.2
of 5, from 11 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Mooresville, this motel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame and within 3 mi (5 km) of Memory Lane Museum and JR Motorsports. Mooresville Golf Course and Mallard Head Country Club are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$67
Days Inn Mooresville Lake Norman

Days Inn Mooresville Lake Norman

140 Days Inn Drive, Mooresville
2.7
of 5, from 107 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Mooresville, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame, Memory Lane Museum, and JR Motorsports. Mooresville Golf Course is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.

$76
Quality Inn & Suites

Quality Inn & Suites

138 Norman Station Blvd, Mooresville
3.3
of 5, from 52 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Mooresville, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame and within 3 mi (5 km) of Memory Lane Museum and JR Motorsports. Mooresville Golf Course is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.