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AMA Dirt-Track Ace Everett Brashear To Be Inducted Into MSHFA

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 21, 2016) – Everett Brashear, one of the top dirt-track motorcycle racers of all time, will be one of seven motorsports luminaries inducted into Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) at the 28th Annual MSHFA Induction Ceremony Presented by Bridgestone on June 29 at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach.

Brashear webBrashear won a total of 15 AMA national races from 1952-1960. He won four of those races in 1953, before a severe injury cut short a potential championship campaign.

When he retired from competition, Brashear immersed himself in other areas of the motorcycle industry, working for Harley-Davidson, Triumph, Yamaha and Kawasaki. In all, he spent 47 years in the industry. Brashear was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1988.

Brashear also tried his hand in motorcycle road racing, finishing sixth in the 1964 Daytona 200. And he briefly considered NASCAR and Indy Car as well; he made one NASCAR start, finishing 38th in the 1957 race on the Daytona Beach-Road Course.

“Motorcycle racers are a different breed,” said Ron Watson, president of the MSHFA, “and Everett Brashear’s competitors considered him the toughest of the tough. Ask any of the two-wheeled heroes in the hall of fame and they will tell you, unanimously, that Everett’s induction is well-earned.”

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Versatile Driver/Broadcaster Sam Posey Part Of 2016 MSHFA Inductee Class

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 14, 2016) – Known for both a remarkable versatility and a captivating personality which both carried over from the race track to the broadcast booth, dual legend Sam Posey will be inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) at the 28th Annual MSHFA Induction Ceremony Presented by Bridgestone on June 29 at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Sam PoseyPosey’s exploits over the course of several decades made him one of the motorsports industry’s most recognizable and respected personalities. During his driving career, Posey raced in Can-Am, Trans-Am, IndyCar, sports cars, Formula One and NASCAR competition. He raced in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 10 times, finishing in the top 10 five times, with a best finish of third in 1971. After retiring from racing in 1974, Posey became an ABC commentator. He now works for NBC Sports Network on Formula One coverage and has written numerous well-regarded books and magazine articles on motorsports subjects.

“Sam Posey’s induction brings a true renaissance man into the hall’s ‘Heroes of Horsepower’ pantheon,” said MSHFA President Ron Watson. “Perhaps our most articulate racing analyst on TV, he is also a gifted artist, architect, author and model railroader. And of course, he also just happened to be an excellent race car driver.”

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‘Voice Of The NHRA’ Dave McClelland To Be Heard – And Honored At MSHFA Induction June 29

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 7, 2016) – “The Voice of the NHRA,” Dave McClelland, will be inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) at the 28th Annual MSHFA Induction Ceremony Presented by Bridgestone on June 29 at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach.

Dave McClellandMcClelland is one of the most legendary voices in all of motorsports and certainly the most legendary in the history of National Hot Rod Association drag racing. Thanks to McClelland’s years of NHRA-related work on ESPN, SPEED and The Nashville Network his face is very recognizable, too.

In addition to his work behind the microphone and in front of the camera, McClelland also has worked as was a race track executive and the NHRA’s publicity and public relations director.

Among the many honors he has received throughout his career is the 2013 Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award, which is presented annually to pioneers in the hot rod and automobile restoration industry.

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Richard Childress A Self-Made Success Story: Former NASCAR Driver Turned Champion Car Owner To Be Inducted Into The MSHFA June 29

• Six NASCAR Sprint Cup Championships, 211 NASCAR National Series Victories For Stock-Car Legend

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 3, 2016) – One of NASCAR’s most-successful car owners, Richard Childress, will be inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) at the 28th Annual MSHFA Induction Ceremony Presented by Bridgestone on June 29 at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach.

Dale Earnhardt and Richard ChildressChildress’ remarkable career evolved from being a struggling stock car driver to becoming one of the premier owners in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He won six Sprint Cup championships with 2002 MSHFA inductee Dale Earnhardt as his driver (1986, ’87, ’90, ’91, ’93, ’94).

He has won 14 championships in NASCAR national series competition, second-best all time. Childress entries have won the DAYTONA 500 twice – with Earnhardt in 1998 and Kevin Harvick in 2007 – and the Brickyard 400 three times. He has a total of 212 victories collectively in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. In addition to his MSHFA induction, Childress will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in January 2017.

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