FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
***REMINDER*** NASCAR HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2021 TO BE ANNOUNCED ON SPECIAL EDITION OF NASCAR AMERICA TONIGHT AT 5 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Kyle Petty, Steve Letarte, Krista Voda and Nate Ryan Host Coverage
NBC Sports NASCAR Analysts Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Burton Nominated for NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2021
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 16, 2020 – The NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2021 and the winner of the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR will be exclusively announced during a special presentation of NASCAR America tonight at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN at top of show.
The program will be hosted by NBC Sports’ NASCAR studio team of Kyle Petty, Steve Letarte, Krista Voda and NBCSports.com writer Nate Ryan.
NBC Sports NASCAR analysts Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Burton headline the list of modern era candidates nominated for this year’s Hall of Fame Class. 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, all listed below.
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
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
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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