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Start your engines -- “NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience”
opens May 28 at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX® 3D Theater

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 3, 2004) – Get in the driver's seat to experience the heart-pounding thrills of stock cars racing at breakneck speeds of up to 200 miles per hour. Narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, “NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience” provides an insider's perspective of the nation's number one spectator sport.

First shift into reverse and review the history of the legendary sport, told from the viewpoint of some of its most revered drivers. Then thrust into high gear with a look at the thrilling spectacle that is NASCAR today. The film also features rare behind-the-scenes glimpses and gripping footage of the unpredictable action on the track. NASCAR 3D will reveal what motivates NASCAR drivers both in and out of competition.

The film also examines the intricate science of racing technology, the cutting-edge machines, the teamwork that binds it together and the underlying physics that drivers depend on to race at unbelievable speeds while skillfully maneuvering mere inches from their competitors.

NASCAR may have gotten its start in the South, but this sport is no longer just a regional phenomenon. The sport has 75 million adult fans, and races often draw larger crowds than a Super Bowl, NBA Finals game and World Series game combined.

"With the IMAX experience putting you in the driver's seat at a series of exciting NASCAR races, you can virtually feel the speed of the cars and the thunder of the engines,” said Kiefer Sutherland. “Besides being a driver or part of the crew, IMAX is the best way to experience NASCAR action."

Jimmie Johnson, the 2003 series runner up, added, “If you want to know what it’s really like to be a NASCAR driver, this film is a must-see experience.”

Packed with heart pounding, behind-the-wheel action, extraordinary in-car footage and edge-of-your seat racing, “NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience” delivers high-speed thrills at every turn. Start your engines!

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The Tennessee Aquarium inspires wonder and appreciation for the natural world. Admission is $14 per adult and $7.50 per child, ages 3-12. Each ticket purchased helps support Aquarium conservation programs. The IMAX® 3D Theater is next door to the Aquarium. Ticket prices are $7.75 per adult and $5.25 per child. Aquarium/IMAX combo tickets are $18 for adults and $10.50 for children. Advance tickets may be purchased online at or by phone at 1-800-262-0695. The Aquarium, located on the banks of the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, is a non-profit organization. Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Aquarium and IMAX are accessible to people with disabilities. Members enjoy unlimited visits and other benefits. Call 267-FISH to join.

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