News Section

View news posted within the last
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville is pleased to announce that this year’s featured attraction will be the “Salute to Champion Steve Kinser” special exhibition.  The display, consisting of at least six cars that the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee drove during his illustrious career, will be in the non-profit museum from June 13 through November 1.  It follows similar exhibitions honoring Tony Stewart (2011), Jeff Gordon (2012) and Mario Andretti (2013).

Monday, April 07, 2014 - The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will host “Sprint Car 101:  The Knoxville Fire & Rescue Team” program on Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m.  The program is free and open to the public, and it will feature past and present members of the famed Knoxville Raceway Fire and Rescue team.

According to museum curator Tom Schmeh today, “I spoke with Barb O’Brien last fall about this type of a program, which was suggested ...

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 - The 34-night 2014 racing season begins on Saturday, April 19, at the Knoxville Raceway and tickets remain available for seats on the second-floor of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, which is located on the legendary half-mile dirt track’s turn number two.  Tickets for seats on the second-floor are available for the entire racing season. 

Second-floor, club-level seating is an open area which can provide viewing for groups and parties as ...
Monday, March 31, 2014 - The “Sprint Car Capital of the World” comes to life on Saturday, April 5, as the National Sprint Car Museum hosts the sixteenth annual International Reel Wheel Film Festival, which celebrates the automobile and motorsports in cinema.  Amongst the new documentaries being screened are “Squirt” by Greg Peterson, Randy Anderson & Randy Sweeney; “Where They Raced: Speed Demons in the City of Angels” by Harold Osmer & Harry Pallenberg; and “Pretty in Pink, Covered in Dirt” by ...
Friday, March 28, 2014 - The non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation is pleased to announce that it has begun pre-selling limited-edition bobblehead collectibles, with the first one being of National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Doug Wolfgang of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  The seven-inch-tall bobbleheads retail for $19.99 each and are only available for purchase by those with current museum memberships.  The bobbleheads will ship from the museum in early May.

According to museum executive director Bob ...

Monday, March 24, 2014 - Casey’s General Stores has renewed its commitment to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum by pledging $25,000 to the museum foundation’s “Expand the Dream” campaign.  The announcement was made this week by Casey’s General Stores president & CEO Robert J. Myers and museum executive director Bob Baker.  Said Bob Myers today, “Casey’s has been involved with the Museum since the very beginning and we are delighted to continue our involvement.”
 
According ...
Sunday, March 23, 2014 - The 3M Foundation has once again shown its commitment to Knoxville and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum by donating $25,000 to the museum foundation’s “Expand the Dream” campaign.  Representing the Knoxville 3M plant this week at the check presentation were Todd Weber and Tracinda Yaw, while executive director Bob Baker represented the 501(c)(3) national non-profit museum.  3M employee and museum board member Mike Husted was also present at the ceremony.

“This is not 3M’s ...