NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2021 induction slated for Friday
(Editor’s note: This upgraded press release initially released Sept. 8, 2021)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The NASCAR Hall of Popularity and NASCAR are delighted to reveal that the Class of 2021 Induction Event will occur in Charlotte on Friday. The event was initially arranged for Feb. 5, 2021 however was held off due to the unpredictability surrounding COVID-19.
“We are thrilled to celebrate these legends‘ significant accomplishments and contributions to NASCAR alongside their families, friends and fans,” stated Winston Kelley, executive director of the NASCAR Hall of Popularity. “The decision to postpone was very difficult but the right thing to do. With the planned evolution from five to three inductees with the Class of 2021, NASCAR and the NASCAR Hall of Fame teams saw an opportunity to take a fresh look at our schedule of events for Induction Weekend and are excited about what we have created. It‘s always a special time for each honoree and their families and friends and will be a truly memorable weekend for our fans and guests alike.”
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To commemorate the Class of 2021, the NASCAR Hall of Popularity will once again have 3 days of unique occasions and shows — consisting of an unique experts experience, a breakfast occasion with NASCAR Hall of Famers and behind-the-scenes take a look at pieces of racing history.
Tickets to the Class of 2021 NASCAR Hall of Popularity Induction Weekend occasions, which will occur Thursday through Friday, are on sale here for the public.
Induction Supper and Induction Event (Friday, Jan. 21, 2022): Both the Induction Supper and Induction Event will occur in the Crown Ballroom at the Charlotte Convention Center surrounding to the NASCAR Hall of Popularity.
Public On-Sale: Tickets to all Class of 2021 NASCAR Hall of Popularity Induction Weekend occasions are on sale to the general public. NASCAR Hall of Popularity members were permitted access to an unique ticket pre-sale last September. Extra info about subscription can be discovered here.
Expense: Tickets to the Induction Event start at $150 per individual (plus tax and relevant service charge).
Conscripts: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Red Farmer and Mike Stefanik comprise the Hall of Popularity‘s 12th class with Ralph Seagraves being honored as the recipient of the Landmark Award for Exceptional Contributions to NASCAR.
Amongst the extra occasions arranged for Induction Weekend are the Expert Experience, including a Q&A session with Class of 2021 Conscripts and an Induction Phase media event; Breakfast with Hall of Famers where visitors will share a table with a NASCAR legend; and Triumph Lap, where the Class of 2020 will share stories and memories about the artifacts from their Hall of Honor displays.
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ABOUT THE CLASS OF 2021
The Class of 2021 will be the 12th class inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Popularity‘s given that its creation in 2010. The very first class with 3 members rather of 5, it is consisted of:
Dale Earnhardt Jr.: A third-generation NASCAR champ in a household associated with the sport, Earnhardt Jr. is amongst the most popular motorists in NASCAR history. In addition to his 26 Cup Series wins and 2 Xfinity Series champions, Earnhardt Jr. worked as the face of NASCAR for several years with 15 successive Many Popular Motorist awards.
Red Farmer: Part of the initial Alabama Gang, Farmer‘s specific win count is unidentified — however it‘s more than 700 and counting. Called among the 50 Greatest Drivers in NASCAR‘s very first 50 years in 1998, Farmer‘s countless enthusiasm for the sport has actually kept him racing for years, even as he approaches 90 years of age.
Mike Stefanik: Atop the list of all-time NASCAR champions with 9 sit 2 males: NASCAR Hall of Famer Richie Evans, and Mike Stefanik. In 2003, Stefanik was called among the Modified Trip‘s 10 Greatest Drivers, and he holds the all-time series record in wins, poles, leading fives and leading 10s.
Induction of this class brings the Hall‘s overall variety of racing legends to 58. Furthermore, Ralph Seagraves will be honored with the Landmark Award for Exceptional Contributions to NASCAR.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.