2018 Nominees for the #NASCAR Hall of Fame Class and Landmark Award
Twenty nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame's Class of 2018, as well as the five nominees for the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR were announced yesterday.
From the list of twenty NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees, five inductees will be elected by the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel, which includes a nationwide fan vote on NASCAR.com. Voting Day for the 2018 class will be Wednesday, May 24.
Following are the 20 nominees for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, listed alphabetically:
- Davey Allison, won 19 times in NASCAR's premier (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup) series, including the 1992 Daytona 500
- Buddy Baker, won 19 times in NASCAR's premier series, including the Daytona 500 and Southern 500
- Red Byron, first NASCAR premier series champion, in 1949
- Ray Evernham, three-time NASCAR premier series championship crew chief
- Red Farmer, three-time Late Model Sportsman champion; 1956 Modified champion
- Ray Fox, legendary engine builder, crew chief and car owner
- Joe Gibbs, combined for nine car owner championships in premier and XFINITY series
- Ron Hornaday Jr., four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion
- Harry Hyde, 1970 NASCAR premier series championship crew chief
- Alan Kulwicki, 1992 NASCAR premier series champion
- Bobby Labonte, won a championship in both the premier series and XFINITY Series
- Hershel McGriff, 1986 NASCAR west series champion
- Roger Penske, combined for four car owner championships in premier and XFINITY series
- Larry Phillips, only five-time NASCAR weekly series national champion
- Jack Roush, five-time car owner champion in NASCAR's three national series
- Ricky Rudd, won 23 times in NASCAR's premier series, including the 1997 Brickyard 400
- Ken Squier, legendary radio and television broadcaster; inaugural winner/namesake of Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence
- Mike Stefanik, winner of record-tying nine NASCAR championships
- Waddell Wilson, won three NASCAR premier series championships as an engine builder
- Robert Yates, won NASCAR premier series championship as both an engine builder and owner
#TBT May 1947: #NASCARHOF nominee Red Byron (born 3/12/1915) takes the checkered flag at a dirt track in Georgia nearly 70 years ago. pic.twitter.com/KNZIs2m455— NASCAR Hall of Fame (@NASCARHall) March 9, 2017
The five nominees for the Landmark Award, listed alphabetically, are as follows...
- Jim France, worked closely with father and NASCAR founder Bill France Sr.; current chairman of International Speedway Corporation
- Janet Guthrie, the first female to compete in a NASCAR premier series superspeedway race
- Alvin Hawkins, NASCAR's first flagman; established NASCAR racing at Bowman Gray Stadium with Bill France Sr.
- Ralph Seagraves, formed groundbreaking Winston-NASCAR partnership as executive with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
- Ken Squier, legendary radio and television broadcaster; inaugural winner / namesake of Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence
About the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Conveniently located in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, opened May 11, 2010, and includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, a 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop and NASCAR Productions-operated broadcast studio.
The venue is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. seven days a week and has an attached parking garage on Brevard Street. (Note: Winter operating hours are Nov. 1- March 31 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. seven days a week.) The 5-acre site also includes a privately developed 19-story office tower and 102,000-square-foot expansion to the Charlotte Convention Center, highlighted by a 40,000-square-foot ballroom.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is owned by the City of Charlotte, licensed by NASCAR and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. For more information, visit nascarhall.com.
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