Saturday

ROUSH FENWAY RACING


4600 Roush Place, Concord

Hours--8am-12pm, 1pm-5pm (closed for lunch from 12-1)

Visited 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 & 2017
View from the viewing window

The Skinny--As one of Nascar's first super-teams, Jack Roush set the standard for doing things big. And this place IS big! Lots of buildings, lots to see, and plenty of sponsor information.  A major downside, however, is that the garage is in a separate building from the museum/gift-shop, and this is where it starts to disappoint.  The garage area doesn't have an adequate viewing area, and the small area that IS available is often blocked by cars that are not being worked on.

Ratings--
Actual car crashed by Todd Kluever,
part of the exhibit on safety.
2017 Talladega trophy on
display roughly a week after
winning it
To See and Do: 5 the Roush Racing Museum is in the same building as the gift shop (that's the address listed here) and has PLENTY to see. Exhibits on sponsors, cars from the past, even demonstrations of innovations like roof flaps. There's also wreckage from Jack's first plane crash, which is a little off-putting, but is part of an exhibit on the man who saved his life.  There's also a large auditorium that plays a loop of Roush highlights, if you're just looking to sit down for a few minutes.
Accessibility: 3 oddly there's only a very small area to view the actual garage (which is a separate building from the museum/gift-shop). You'd think that a bigger team would have a bigger area, but it seems very cramped, and there isn't room for more than a few fans at a time. Coincidentally, I ran into Greg Biffle on my way out in 2012.
Gift Shop: 5 lots and LOTS to see and buy here, with pretty reasonable prices.
Friendliness of Staff: 4 the people in the gift shop were quite nice, though the receptionist at the garage itself was busier with other things.

Final Verdict--See it, especially for the museum.

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