NASCAR announced the 20 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 Wednesday evening along with the five nominees for the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR. Of the 20 names, there are five first-time nominees
The five first timers are: Four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday Jr.; the man with the most car owner wins in NASCAR national series history with 322, Jack Roush; former all-time consecutive starts leader Ricky Rudd; legendary motorsports broadcasting pioneer Ken Squier; and three-time premier series champion engine builder and three-time Daytona 500-winning crew chief Waddell Wilson.
The nominees were selected by a nominating committee made up of representatives from NASCAR and the NASCAR Hall of Fame, track owners from both major facilities and historic short tracks and one member of media. The committee’s votes were tabulated by accounting firm Ernst & Young.