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NASCAR opens Hall of Fame in Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE (KWWL) - The NASCAR Hall of Fame is kicking off its opening day with a star-studded ceremony.

North Carolina governor Beverly Perdue joined Charlotte area dignitaries and representatives of NASCAR's past and present on a stage outside the Hall for the hour-long opening ceremony.

The city spent $195 million on the project and is touting it as the biggest and most technologically advanced Hall of Fame in professional sports. The 150,000-square-foot building is a shrine of memorabilia, exhibits that recreate old-time NASCAR lore, 154 video screens, racing simulators and interactive activities.

The inaugural class will be inducted May 23.

Online News Director: Nate Leding

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