July 02, 2010
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 1, 2010) – NASCAR announced today the list of 25 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s second induction class. From that list, five inductees will be chosen via a process that includes a nationwide fan vote on NASCAR.COM.
The 2011 inductee class will be announced in October and honored next year at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.
This year’s inaugural induction class consisted of Dale Earnhardt, Junior Johnson, Bill France Jr., Bill France Sr. and Richard Petty.
The second round of nominees, which again includes many of the sport’s legendary names, were selected by a 21-person nominating committee consisting of representatives from NASCAR, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and track owners from both major facilities and historic short tracks. The committee’s votes were tabulated by accounting firm Ernst & Young.
Joining the 21-person committee this year is Jody Deery, owner of acclaimed quarter-mile short track Rockford (Ill.) Speedway. She replaces Tom Blackwell, former owner of Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway, who passed away in April.
The HOF’s inductees will be determined by the Voting Panel, which has 53 members – the entire Nominating Committee, media members, manufacturer representatives, retired competitors (drivers, owners, crew chiefs) and recognized industry leaders. In addition, the fan vote will result in the Voting Panel’s 53st and final ballot. Four new members will join the Voting Panel this year: Richard Petty, Kyle Petty of TNT, legendary media member Chris Economaki, and Jim Campbell of Chevrolet.
Following are the 25 nominees:
Detailed information about the 25 nominees is available at NASCARMedia.com, NASCAR’s media-only Web site.
For more information, contact:Herb Branham, NASCAR Public Relations, (386) 681-4164 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tweet