CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After nine exclusive stock car sneak peeks over the past two months, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is unveiling a complete makeover of one of its signature exhibits, Glory Road, on Jan. 11.
Encircling the Great Hall, Glory Road has served as one of the Hall's most prominent focal points since opening in 2010, featuring 18 historic stock cars from the first 60 years of NASCAR. Speedways from across the country are illustrated here as well.
In preparation, the Hall has closed its doors from Jan. 6-10 for installation of the exhibit. The changeover requires extensive cranes and rigging equipment to mount the cars on the surface of Glory Road, which gradually builds to the extreme 33-degree banking found at Talladega Superspeedway.
On Wednesday, Darrell Waltrip's 1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Aerocoupe was unveiled, with Waltrip on hand.
"We've had several of NASCAR's finest tell us that the original Glory Road would be tough to top, although I'm confident this new version definitely carries on the tradition of illustrating NASCAR's rich heritage," says NASCAR Hall of Fame Executive Director Winston Kelley. "Our goal with Glory Road 2.0 is to produce an exhibit that's as equally impressive and engaging as our inaugural Glory Road."
The complete lineup of the new cars installed on Glory Road and details on each car can be found here.