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Old 10-07-2007, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Richmond, Va
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I'm coming down to Charlotte this weekend for the race. Other than at the track is their any NASCAR stores in the University City area? Thanks.
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:12 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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There is a huge one at Concord Mills and also a Nascar Speed Park.
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:47 AM
 
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Don’t just go to some “NASCAR” shop in a mall. Go to as many race shops as you can. Lowe’s has a nice gift shop at the track and they have maps to the race shops. Hendrick is just around the corner from Lowe’s, most are within 20 miles or so of the speedway. Most of them have big gift shops and you can see them working on the cars in the shop. Make sure you go by DEI, to see the #8 Budweiser car it will be your last chance.
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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The "real" race team shops are all in Mooresville...

DEI, Roush/Fenway, RWI, the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame...

It's worth the trip up north, if you want to see the real race team set up, trust me...


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Mooresville, North Carolina - Race City USA (broken link)

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Old 10-08-2007, 06:23 PM
 
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I believe Michael Waltrip's shop is off I-77 north, exit 30 (Davidson). Ive heard that he is frequently in the shop, and will actually take time out to speak to the fans. Wood Brothers racing is on 49, just inside Harrisburg. They're also pretty open, and it's not at all uncommon to see the drivers in and around the shop. Expect that the more popular shops (Hendrick, DEI) will be REALLY crowded, and I can almost guarantee zero probability of seeing the drivers mingling with the fans. Good luck, and enjoy the race!!
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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I believe Michael Waltrip's shop is off I-77 north, exit 30 (Davidson). Ive heard that he is frequently in the shop, and will actually take time out to speak to the fans. Wood Brothers racing is on 49, just inside Harrisburg. They're also pretty open, and it's not at all uncommon to see the drivers in and around the shop. Expect that the more popular shops (Hendrick, DEI) will be REALLY crowded, and I can almost guarantee zero probability of seeing the drivers mingling with the fans. Good luck, and enjoy the race!!

I believe Michael Waltrip's shop is off of exit 28 in Cornelius? Race World USA?

I also have heard it's supposed to be really nice

Michael Waltrip Racing Home
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:36 AM
 
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I'm not positive but I've heard Michael Wlatrips shop is the ONLY one of those shops you have to PAY to visit. I could be wrong.........
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:47 AM
 
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The only race shop that I had to pay for anything was RCR in Welcome, NC. The shop and gift shop were no cost, but he has a museum that costs $10.00 and it has Dale Sr.’s cars and a bunch of other stuff. Well worth the $10.
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:23 AM
 
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Thanks for that information. I can certainly understand that cost and would agree it would be well worth that charge. As a rule, from my understanding, it is not unusual for a charge to go through the museums but not to go through the race car shops. I think Waltrip charges $15.00 a person to go through the race car shop. I have not personally been there so I can't say for sure...it's just what I have heard.
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:12 AM
 
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Thanks for that information. I can certainly understand that cost and would agree it would be well worth that charge. As a rule, from my understanding, it is not unusual for a charge to go through the museums but not to go through the race car shops. I think Waltrip charges $15.00 a person to go through the race car shop. I have not personally been there so I can't say for sure...it's just what I have heard.
Does Waltrip pay you to go through his shop?
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