My wife and I drove down to Mooresville from Toronto Canada.
Our vacation was primarily to see the several NASCAR shops in the area.
We stayed at the Wingate Hotel, Mooresville NC
Each team shop is generally 20 minutes from this location.
The best by far to visit is the MWR Racing (Micheal Waltrip's Raceworld) located at:
20310 Chartwell Center Dr
Cornelius, NC 28031, USA
MWR has a very fan friendly environment, were you can walk right in to the shop area via an over head cat-walk. You look down on the work being performed and can see the cars up close. Great for pictures. We could see staff including Brian Pattie, crew chief for Clint Bowyer examining one of the #15 cars.
The gift shop was very affordable and there were many items to choose from. Great selection of shirt sizes, and even a selection of clothing for the kids.
There is a personal tour offered on the hour, by a great tour guide by the name of Dean. He is retired from his previous career and positively the best tour guide to spend some time with. He treated my wife and I like we were family. He was witty and had a great sense of humor. He walked us behind the scenes in the areas of the haulers, the pit lane practice area, the fab shop, and had great stories about building the MWR shop.
Dean was a very pleasant, very informative and humorous person.
He often joked to keep the tour fun such as, "all they seem to hire around here are engineers, must be dime a dozen I guess"
After posing for pictures with Dean, we were sad to leave after enjoying and absolutely wonderful experience.
Thank you Micheal Waltrip and staff.
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