Just before 7 p.m., hundreds of people began streaming down a staircase into an overflow ballroom in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Families with young children -- some just months old -- young couples, retirees, black, white, North Carolinians and out-of-towners. All of them beaming.

They got an e-mail, which told them to pick up a sticker and come here.

"Four more years! Four more years!" a group of women chanted.