One Racer’s Dream

This exhibit explores Kulwicki’s journey to becoming a NASCAR driver, discussing his background as a college-educated engineer, late-model racer in the Midwest, and foray into NASCAR’s Winston Cup Series.

The Making of a Champion

Kulwicki was committed to competing in NASCAR with his own team, AK Racing.  This exhibit traces Kulwicki’s quest to win races by managing a team his way, and his success in winning the 1992 championship.

Tragedy and Transformation

Kulwicki tragically died in a plane crash less than a year after winning the title.  This exhibit describes his legacy, contributions to NASCAR, and impact on motorsports engineering at UNC Charlotte.

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