The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., features Lightning McQueen from “Cars,” with background on the vehicles in the animated movies that were inspired by various NASCAR personalities. Artists sketches for the movies are part of the display. Among the personalities included Paul Newman, Louise Smith, NASCAR’s first woman driver, car builder Smokey Yunick and ESPN’s Shannon Spake.
The hall also features the trophy clock that Ron Hornaday Jr. won in the 2000 Busch Series race at Lucas Oil Raceway, previously Indianapolis Raceway Park, in Brownsburg.
It is part of a display honoring four-time NASCAR truck series champion Hornaday, who was inducted into the hall earlier this year. He is the first West Coast and truck series driver to be inducted.