NASCAR announces 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees

The 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel (NASCAR)

The 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel (NASCAR)

After a day spent voting in closed session Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte North Carolina, the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel determined the next five inductees in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. NASCAR announced the class of five early Wednesday evening.  The 2016 class consists of Jerry Cook, Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte, O. Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner. In addition, Harold Brasington won the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR.

In all, there were 20 nominees for the induction class of 2016 and the five nominees for the Landmark Award. NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France and NASCAR Vice Chairman Mike Helton announced the class and Landmark Award winner, in the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s “Great Hall.”

The five inductees came from a group of 20 nominees that included, in addition to the five inductees chosen: Buddy Baker, Red Byron, Richard Childress, Ray Evernham, Ray Fox, Rick Hendrick, Harry Hyde, Alan Kulwicki, Mark Martin, Hershel McGriff, Raymond Parks, Benny Parsons, Larry Phillips, Mike Stefanik and Robert Yates. MORE>>>

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