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Nominee Announcement For 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class Set For Thursday

June 28, 2010

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 28, 2010) – On Thursday, July 1, NASCAR will announce the 25 nominees for induction into the 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame class, live on SPEED at 8 p.m. ET.

In anticipation of the announcement, NASCAR will roll out a series of “NASCAR Says” blogs featured on NASCAR.com, as well as highlight key information on its Twitter account, @NASCAR and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/nascar.

Each blog entry, which starts Tuesday, will feature a head-to-head matchup comparing historically linked legends, and even contentious rivals. Fans are encouraged to comment on each debate – and once again, their input counts. Like last year, a fan vote will be one of the deciding factors for induction into the Hall of Fame. Fans can vote for their choice on NASCAR.com.

The blog entries will run Tuesday through Thursday at noon, with six nominees released prior to the official announcement on Thursday evening.

Five members were inducted into the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame last month, meaning there will be at least five new nominees.

Two of those new nominees will be announced over the next two days.

The blogs scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday will feature a matchup involving a member of last year’s nominee class against a new hopeful. Thursday’s edition will pit two legends who have been nominated for a second time.

SIRIUS NASCAR Radio (SIRIUS channel 128 and XM channel 128 with the “Best of Sirius”) will also have a nomination special from 7-10 p.m. on Thursday evening.

Additionally, a number of social media outlets will regularly update fans on the proceedings.

Fans can follow along with the announcement on SPEED’s Twitter account, @SPEED, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/speed#channel. SIRIUS XM will also provide updates on Twitter, @SiriusXM128.

For more information, contact: Ramsey Poston, NASCAR Public Relations, (386) 310-6030 or rposton@nascar.com