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“Least favorite of all the shops and I’m not a NASCAR fan”

Hendrick Motorsports Complex
Ranked #7 of 148 things to do in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

We visited a handful of shops on this trip and this was on the top of our list before getting to the area. The museum portion was cool and the complex itself is impressive. The race shop portion was the most disappointing out of all of the ones we saw. In one building, the TVs to view the workers were not working and in the other building almost everything was covered up and felt top secret. Some of the other race shops have a “fan walk” were you can see them working on cars or even walk in the race shop.

We aren’t NASCAR fans but were interested in the shops and seeing the process of getting a car ready. The workers in the museum said we weren’t allowed to watch pit stop practice but the lady in the race shop told us we could definitely watch. Unfortunately they were done by the time we got back over there. I suggest grabbing one of the guides and seeing some of the other shops such as Penske.

Thank WITraveler3353
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Museum is very interesting! My son, who is not a fan of NASCAR, loved it! I AM a fan so of course I did. Very interesting seeing all the trophy's and cars. The garage area was under construction so I was disappointed with that. I could spend hours in the museum. So glad I went!

Thank leslie t
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Hendrick Motorsports had its humble beginnings in 1984, with only five full-time employees working out of a rented, 5,000-square-foot garage. More than thirty years later, HMS has positioned itself among the sport’s elites, with three of its drivers – Jeff Gordon, Terry Labonte, and Jimmie Johnson – claiming 12 championships in NASCAR’s top series. The Hendrick facilities are still located only a mile from Charlotte Motor Speedway, but the campus now covers 100 acres, has twelve buildings, and employs 500 people. It’s so big that visitors are encouraged to tune their car radios to 92.1 to help them find their way around the site.

Guests are encouraged to begin their visit at the combination museum and team store. The latter offers the most recent team-related merchandise, while the museum showcases some of the most storied cars in NASCAR’s history. Among them are the Kobalt Tools Chevrolet driven by Jimmie Johnson at Darlington Raceway on May 12, 2012 and which earned Hendrick Motorsports its 200th Cup Series victory; the 1987 Monte Carlo driven to victory by Tim Richmond at Riverside International Speedway on Father’s Day, 1987; the No. 17 “Tide Ride” driven by Darrell Waltrip in 1989 to his first Daytona 500 win; and the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet Jeff Gordon wheeled for his first-ever Cup Series win at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1994’s Coca-Cola 500.

After visiting the museum and team store, guests can visit the two race shops. One houses the No. 9 and No. 24 teams, the other the No. 48 and No. 88 teams. Displayed in the lobby of the former are various trophies won by Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon, Gordon’s four Cup Championship trophies in 1995, 1997, 1998, and 2001, and a few more memorable cars, including the No. 5 Kellogg’s Chevrolet driven by Terry Labonte. Also on hand is Gordon’s No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet driven in 1998’s All-Star event, celebrating NASCAR’s 50th anniversary and sporting the truly memorable ChromaLusion paint. In the lobby of the race shops for the No. 48 and No. 88 teams are displayed the trophy from Jimmie Johnson’s first Cup win and his five consecutive Sprint Cup championship trophies from 2006 through 2010.

The team store has all the essential race gear for Hendrick Motorsports’ current drivers: Chase Elliott, Alex Bowman, William Byron, and, of course, Jimmie Johnson. Admission to the museum and race shops is free.

1  Thank D2958ZXgarym
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Our Corvette Club had the privilege of visiting this amazing complex. The five modern buildings were arranged in a campus style setting with impeccable, manicured landscaping. We had a guided tour of Mr. Hendrick's car collection which is a must see experience and has to be arranged in advance. The car collection contained thirty-one 1967 Corvettes in every paint style for that year in addition to many other Corvettes and Camaros with a 001 VIN number. The displays and buildings maintained with extreme cleanliness and care. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. We were able to look into one of the garages and see the shop area. The museum is free and had a lot of NASCAR displays. There is also a gift shop in the museum with all kinds of NASCAR items for sale.

Thank Sharon W
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

First its free so you can't go wrong. Yes they try to get you to buy things but that's what they are there for. Can see different cars and trophies. The best thing is that you can see the pit crews practice from Tuesdays thru Thursdays.

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