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HOF induction ceremony tickets on sale now

February 18, 2011, Official Release,

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tickets for the 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony start at $55 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster. The event takes place at 7 p.m. ET May 23 in the Charlotte Convention Center's Crown Ballroom at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in uptown Charlotte, N.C.

The prestigious ceremony features presentations about each inductee from prominent members of the NASCAR community. The highlight of the event is the official induction of the 2011 class of inductees: Bobby Allison, Ned Jarrett, Bud Moore, David Pearson and Lee Petty.

New this year is a $150 VIP Package that includes a first-class seat at the induction ceremony, free admission to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, an invitation to the private jacket ceremony in the Belk High Octane Theater, a meet and greet with NASCAR celebrities and a first look at the new Hall of Honor exhibits on May 24. All tickets and ticket packages can be purchased online through Ticketmaster or by calling 800-745-3000.

"This year we added more opportunities for fans by offering a phenomenal behind-the-scenes ticket option," said Winston Kelley, executive director for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. "The VIP Package gives guests exclusive access to private events that are truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, like seeing these legends receive the official Hall of Fame blazer. The intimate ceremony is only open to VIP ticket holders plus the friends and family of Inductees. This promises to be one of the most memorable and meaningful experiences for a NASCAR fan."

Tickets start at $55. Premium seats are available for $75. Guests who opt for the $55 or $75 seats also will have the opportunity to purchase a value priced good-any-day ticket to the NASCAR Hall of Fame for just $14.95.

"This is an illustrious, fan-friendly event," Kelley said. "Last year we had a star-studded lineup of NASCAR dignitaries in attendance. They ranged from current superstars like Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to legendary figures like Pearson, the Wood Brothers and the late Raymond Parks. I think fans were surprised just how close their seats were to these NASCAR celebrities. Our most distinguished event of the year truly delivers a remarkable encounter with NASCAR greats and is a can't-miss for NASCAR and NASCAR Hall of Fame fans."

A limited number of tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fans looking for more details on the Class of 2011, the induction ceremony or the exclusive induction dinner on May 18 should visit