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Tickets on sale now for Acceleration Weekend

December 15, 2011, Official Release,

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tickets are on sale for NASCAR Acceleration Weekend 2012, a combination of events and activities scheduled for Jan. 20-22 in Charlotte, N.C., that gives race fans an unprecedented, festival-like experience featuring legends of the sport and stars of today and tomorrow. Ticket prices range from $10 for individual event admission to $299 for a VIP weekend package.

Starting off the inaugural NASCAR Acceleration Weekend on Jan. 20, is the induction of the NASCAR Hall of Fame's Class of 2012 -- Richie Evans, Dale Inman, Darrell Waltrip, Glen Wood, and Cale Yarborough -- at a dinner and induction ceremony located in the Charlotte Convention Center, which adjoins the NASCAR Hall of Fame. This revered group, comprised of three drivers, a crew chief and a team owner, marks the third class to be inducted into the Hall.

On Jan. 21 comes the NASCAR Preview 2012 presented by Sprint, a new addition reminiscent of popular season preview events of the past. The fan-focused, all-day event located inside the Charlotte Convention Center will feature driver and show car appearances, simulators, games, prizes, and a host of other fan-friendly and interactive activities. The highlight of the day for many fans will be autograph and on-stage Q&A sessions with drivers from the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck series, plus the four living Hall of Fame members inducted the previous night.

The weekend's activities continue into Sunday when the Hall of Fame exhibits of the five-member Class of 2012 will be unveiled inside the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Individual ticket and ticket packages are now available at or by calling 1-800-745-3000 and include the following options:

NASCAR Preview 2012

$10 advance ticket ($15 admission at the gate) $20 advance ticket (includes same-weekend admission to NASCAR Hall of Fame) Children 5 and younger admitted free

2012 NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony

$40 ticket for general seating (includes same-weekend admission to NASCAR Hall of Fame) $75 ticket for premium seating (includes same-weekend admission to NASCAR Hall of Fame)

NASCAR Acceleration Weekend 2012

$299 VIP ticket package; includes the following: One Hall of Fame induction dinner seat, including jacket presentation One admission to Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony One admission to the NASCAR Preview 2012 One admission to the First Look at 2012 Class exhibits One Crew Chief membership to NASCAR Hall of Fame