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NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2021 to be announced June 16


The NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2021 and winner of the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR will be announced exclusively on NBCSN’s NASCAR America on Tuesday, June 16 at 5:00pm/et.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel will meet virtually on Tuesday, June 9.

Three NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees will be selected from the list of nominees – two from the Modern Era ballot and one from the Pioneer ballot. The Landmark Award recipient will be chosen from the list of five nominees.

Modern Era Ballot

  • Neil Bonnett, won 18 times in the NASCAR Cup Series including consecutive Coca-Cola 600 victories
  • Jeff Burton, won 21 times in the NASCAR Cup Series including the Southern 500 and two Coca-Cola 600s
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr., 15-time NASCAR Cup Series Most Popular Driver and two-time Xfinity Series champion
  • Carl Edwards, winner of 28 NASCAR Cup Series races and 2007 Xfinity Series champion
  • Harry Gant, winner of 18 NASCAR Cup Series races, including two Southern 500 victories
  • Harry Hyde, 1970 NASCAR Cup Series championship crew chief
  • Larry Phillips, first five-time NASCAR weekly series national champion
  • Ricky Rudd, won 23 times in NASCAR Cup Series, including the 1997 Brickyard 400
  • Kirk Shelmerdine, four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion crew chief
  • Mike Stefanik, winner of record-tying nine NASCAR championships

Pioneer Ballot

  • Jake Elder, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion crew chief
  • Red Farmer, three-time NASCAR Late Model Sportsman champion; 1956 Modified champion
  • Banjo Matthews, built cars that won more than 250 NASCAR Cup Series races and three championships
  • Hershel McGriff, 1986 NASCAR West Series champion
  • Ralph Moody, two-time NASCAR Cup Series owner champion as mechanical genius of Holman-Moody

Landmark Award

  • Janet Guthrie, the first female to compete in a NASCAR Cup Series superspeedway race
  • Alvin Hawkins, NASCAR’s first flagman; established NASCAR racing at Bowman Gray Stadium with Bill France Sr.
  • Mike Helton, named third president of NASCAR in 2000; career included track operator roles at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway
  • Dr. Joseph Mattioli, founder of Pocono Raceway
  • Ralph Seagraves, formed groundbreaking Winston-NASCAR partnership as executive with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

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