NEW ENGLAND: New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2015 Inductees

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SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. – official release — Victories at Le Mans and Daytona Int’l Speedway are among the hundreds of checkered flags owned by the New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame’s class of 2015. Sam Posey, one of America’s top road racers, and Greg Sacks, the winner of the 1985 Daytona Firecracker 400, are part of the class that …

NASCAR: Wendell Scott’s Debut to be Honored With Commemorative Decals in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS — official release — ISC Archives photo — NASCAR will again recognize newly inducted NASCAR Hall of Fame member Wendell Scott, as all teams in Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series will be given decals commemorating Scott’s first start in NASCAR’s top series this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. On Mar. 4, 1961 at Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds in Spartanburg, S.C., Scott made …

NASCAR: Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Honors Five Iconic Wheelmen; 2015 Class Officially Enshrined

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official series release — Lance King/Getty Images photo — Five legendary drivers with distinct styles and contributions to NASCAR were enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina tonight during the Induction Ceremony held in the Crown Ball Room at the Charlotte Convention Center. Those who added their names to the list of now …

NASCAR: Rex White — Small in Stature, But Giant In Legendary Hall of Fame Career

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official series release — Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — Over the years, NASCAR premier series champions have come in all shapes and sizes – tall, short, muscular and lean. The single constant? It’s impossible to judge a book by its cover. Based upon first impressions, Rex White – at 5 feet 4 inches, weighing just 135 …

NASCAR: Hendrick To Be Inducted Into N.C. Sports Hall Of Fame

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CONCORD, N.C. — official release — Getty Images photo — In 2014, Hendrick Motorsports celebrated its 30th anniversary. In that span, owner Rick Hendrick built an organization that has grown from five employees to more than 500, and in the process won at least one Cup-level race in each season since 1986—the longest active streak in the sport. But Hendrick’s contributions …

NASCAR: “Golden Boy” Reaches Sport’s Pinnacle; A Look At Fred Lorenzen’s Hall of Fame Career

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official series release — Photo courtesy Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca — Fred Lorenzen’s NASCAR career was brief, just 158 premier series starts over slightly more than a decade. The Elmhurst, Illinois, native never ran a complete season, his Holman-Moody Ford team choosing only to compete in the schedule’s most prestigious events. But when Lorenzen did buckle into his …

NSCHoF: Nat’l Sprint Car Hall of Fame Announces Eight-Member Class of 2015

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KNOXVILLE, Iowa – official release — The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame announced the names of its eight inductees for 2015 on Wednesday. Those that will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 30, during the 26th annual ceremonies in Knoxville, Iowa, are: Drivers: Gene “Tiger” Brown, Donnie Kreitz (Jr.), Danny Smith. Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car …

NASCAR: Front Row, KBM to Pay Tribue to Wendell Scott at Martinsville

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – official release — NASCAR photo — NASCAR, Front Row Motorsports, Kyle Busch Motorsports and Martinsville Speedway will honor 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Wendell Scott, the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR premier series event, with a series of tributes during the Martinsville (Va.) Speedway race weekend Oct. 24-26. Front Row Motorsports will pay homage …

NASCAR: 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class; Landmark Award Recipient Announced

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official release — Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images photo — NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the 2015 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The five-person group – the sixth in NASCAR Hall of Fame history – consists of Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Wendell Scott, Joe Weatherly and Rex White. In addition, NASCAR announced that Anne B. …

NASCAR: Fan Vote Opens for NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2015

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 2, 2014) – They’ve helped Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and David Pearson reach the pinnacle of their NASCAR career, and today fans can once again aid in ushering in a new group of legends into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Fan voting for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2015 opens today on NASCAR.com (www.nascar.com/halloffame) and …