Charlotte is one of five cities in the running to host the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The winner of the bidding war will be announced at the beginning of the new year. But as Charlotte puts forth its best effort in an attempt to snag yet another piece of NASCAR history, what would the NASCAR Hall of Fame bring Charlotte? Host Melinda Penkava talks about the proposed economic impact from the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the changing demographic of NASCAR lovers with Jeff MacGregor, author of “Sunday Monday” (HarperCollins 2005); Pat McCrory, mayor of Charlotte; Jim Hobbs, President of the N.C. Hotel and Lodging Association; and Jeff Taylor, reporter for the Carolina Journal, a publication of the John Locke Foundation. Listener Call-In. (40:00)
This program was produced in cooperation with students in Professor Patrick Conway’s first-year seminar class at UNC-Chapel Hill entitled “The Economics of North Carolina.” For more information on this topic, click here.