NASCAR Hall of Fame Hit in Charlotte Riots


NASCAR hall of fame riots

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:

Update from the NASCAR Hall of Fame:

— NASCAR Hall of Fame (@NASCARHall) September 22, 2016

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.

Photos of the damage:

no lie

— Katie Peralta (@katieperalta) September 22, 2016

Live at the #NASCAR Hall of Fame. Damage to this and 1 other window sustained last night. Hall will open at 10.

— D:VictoryLane (@RaceDayDVL) September 22, 2016

Another window shattered at the @NASCARHall during last night's riots in Uptown #CLT. #NASCAR

— Chase Tyler Wilhelm (@Chase_Wilhelm) September 22, 2016

The BWW, because we know you guys love that place:

Protesters even made it down to NASCAR Hall of Fame. This is at Buffalo Wild Wings. #WCCB @WCCBCharlotte

— Marvin Beach (@MBeach14) September 22, 2016

And this

— Katie Peralta (@katieperalta) September 22, 2016

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