Myrtle Beach Speedway gearing up for a facelift

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Myrtle Beach Speedway is getting ready to make some really big changes. It will be the new home of the Grand Strand's newest attraction, the NASCAR Racing Experience.

Robert Lutz is one of the new partners of the speedway and the President CEO of NASCAR Racing Experience. Lutz says the tourists, race fans, the weather, and the great location of the speedway all make the speedway and Myrtle Beach an ideal location for NASCAR Racing Experience. The attraction allows drivers to race around the track in an actual NASCAR race car.

Heather Lutz is the spokesperson for the NASCAR Racing Experience and she says construction crews will be at the site this week to start working on a complete overhaul. The grand opening is scheduled for April 19th.

Former South Carolina Lieutenant Governor, Andre Bauer, says this will be a tremendous thing for Myrtle Beach.

"Not just for the exposure it's going to bring to Myrtle Beach, but for the jobs it's going to create and the economic investment," says Bauer.

Bauer says he helped make the deal happen after introducing two of his friends.

"I knew one of them was talking about the track. The other one had the NASCAR Racing Experience. And immediately a light bulb went off," says Bauer of how it all came together.

NASCAR Racing Experience is already looking to hire a full staff of about 100 employees according to H. Lutz. They are looking for all kinds of workers including mechanics, drivers and retail workers. The number of jobs it will bring could grow if the attraction is a hit in the Grand Strand.

If interested in applying for a job, call the corporate office at 1-877-RACE-LAP (722-3527)or e-mail Applicants should have a resume prepared and be ready to schedule an interview.

For more information on the NASCAR Racing Experience visit their website at

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