For Rac­ing Fans

Where Charlotte - - WHERE NOW -

Things to do for when you’re not at the Speed­way.

NASCAR HALL OF FAME

In the heart of Up­town, the NASCAR Hall of Fame fea­tures high-tech, en­ter­tain­ing ex­hi­bi­tions fo­cused on the beloved mo­tor­sport and its icons. Learn about the his­tory of rac­ing, the men and women that have made it what it is to­day, and also see if you have what it takes to be a driver or a mem­ber of the pit crew. 400 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., 704.654.4400.

VIC­TORY LANE KART­ING

Feed your per­sonal need for speed (yep, we rhymed it) at this in­door go-kart com­plex. The fast, third­mile course de­mands driv­ers get com­pet­i­tive while han­dling their ve­hi­cles— wheel to wheel and nose to tail. 2330 Tip­ton Drive, 704.377.3278

MAC’S SPEED SHOP

In the South End, this lo­cal biker bar caters to its fans with beer and bar­be­cue. Ex­pect get-your-fin­gers­dirty fare like pulled pork, beer-can chicken and KCstyle ribs. 2511 South Blvd., 704.522.6227

SAM BASS GALLERY & ART STU­DIO

NASCAR’s first of­fi­cially licensed artist op­er­ates a gallery, store and stu­dio just min­utes from the Speed­way. Check out his unique paint­ings, prints and other work. 4030 Con­cord Park­way, 704.455.6915

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