If you’re in Charlotte and planning on visiting the NASCAR Hall of Fame today, you’re in luck — it’s actually open despite being hit hard Wednesday night after protests turned violent.
There was looting throughout the city after protesting of the killing of Keith Lamont Scott degenerated, but the NASCAR HOF were fortunate enough to survive the night with just damaged windows.
According to NASCAR, none of the exhibits inside were harmed:
According to the Charlotte Observer, looters tried and failed to get inside:
The looters apparently failed to get into the Hall of Fame and its exhibits, though there are reports of confrontations with a half a dozen looters inside the Buffalo Wild Wing restaurant at one corner of the hall building. One media outlet reported protesters “stormed” the restaurant and then used bottles taken off the tables to smash windows. Furniture inside the restaurant appeared scattered across the floor before dawn Thursday.