Saturday

ROUSH FENWAY RACING


4600 Roush Place, Concord

Hours--Race Shops: 8am-12pm, 1pm-5pm (shops closed for lunch from 12-1 & close at 3pm on Fridays)
--Team Museum/Gift Shop: 9am-4pm (no charge to enter--admission is free!)

Visited 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018

Hero Cards?  Yes

Public WiFi?  No

Note that the RFR campus is
located close to the Concord
Regional Airport
Display in the museum/gift shop
Overview--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--
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: 3 the receptionist at the race shop was very nice, while the employees at the team museum ignored me completely.

Final Verdict--See it, especially for the museum.
The first Roush-owned car to get airborne in a race

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