Since the NASCAR Hall of Fame opened in 2010, there has been a Glory Road exhibit. It is the focal point of the Hall of Fame and every three years the exhibit gets a makeover that features a new theme and 18 new race cars. The exhibit will include a curved track with the various bankings found on NASCAR tracks.
For the fourth installment of the exhibit the Hall of Fame is bringing in a guest curator to help create the exhibit and choose the cars. Dale Earnhardt Jr is the first ever guest curator for the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
“Dale Jr.: Glory Road Champions” opens on January 11 with all of the cars selected personally by Dale Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr is a big NASCAR history enthusiast who is always ready to learn more and share what he has learned.
NASCAR Hall of Fame Executive Director Winston Kelley spoke on the upcoming venture saying, “we are excited to present some of NASCAR’s most iconic premier series championship cars from the eyes of one of our biggest fans and ambassadors, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. I have always been inspired by Dale Jr.’s sincere interest in, and appreciation for, the history of our great sport. Having Dale guest curate one of our most recognizable exhibits following his days as a full-time driver has always been one of my personal goals. With so much from which to choose, selecting a theme, and narrowing that theme to 18 cars from a list of 75 – 100 available cars, is a very tough task. I know I can speak for my fellow NASCAR fans in thanking Dale for once again giving back to the sport he so dearly loves.”
Dale Jr spoke on the opportunity to be a guest curator and help to create the exhibit saying, “having the chance to help choose the cars for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s newest installment of Glory Road was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. Everyone knows how much I enjoy learning about the history of our sport and sharing that history with people, and with this, I’m able to play a small role in what we share with fans who visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame. I knew when Winston (Kelley) and his team first met with me that if I was able to pick the cars for the exhibit, I wanted it to focus on the champions of our sport.
Earnhardt continued saying, “I felt like that was a no brainer. I picked cars for this exhibit for many different reasons. But I definitely wanted to represent a broad history of the sport as a whole, so we could also see the progression of the cars. It’s really cool when they’re all there together and you can see all that’s changed in the technology from where we started to where we are today.”
After three exhibits featuring some of the most recognizable race cars and drivers in the history of the sport, the Hall of Fame has partnered with Dale Jr to bring a collection like no other to celebrate championship moments and the champions of racing.
To learn more about the NASCAR Hall of Fame, go to nascarhall.com