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.