Last weekend, I took some of my family who was visiting Raleigh for the weekend to the North Carolina Museum of History. I was plesantly surprised to see what an excellent collection of artifacts and information was on display at the downtown museum. It was also nice to see several historic NASCAR race cars on display. Of course, its only fitting that NASCAR is represented in the museum as its roots are based in the Tarheel State and date back to the moonshine runners in the western part of the state.
In the lower lobby, a Junior Johnson Chevrolet SS was on display and in the upper level NC Sports Hall of Fame; there is a Richard Petty Pontiac Grand Am and a Dale Earnhardt race uniform. I took a couple camera phone pics which you can see below.
If you are ever looking for a way to spend an afternoon, I definitely recommend checking out the museum which is located next to the state capitol.