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Motorsports Hall Of Fame Of America Receives $2.5 Million Grant From Petersen Foundation, To Develop Robert E. Petersen Theater In Hall’s New Daytona International Speedway Home

  • Theater Planned For 2017 Opening
  • First Phase Of MSHFA Relocation Project Targeted For June Completion
  • MSHFA To Showcase All Forms Of American Motorsports At ‘World Center Of Racing’

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 20, 2016) – The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) announced today that it has received a $2.5 million grant from the Margie & Robert E. Petersen Foundation of Los Angeles, with the money targeted to fund construction and development of the Robert E. Petersen Theater in the hall’s new permanent home at Daytona International Speedway.

The MSHFA, which has moved to Daytona Beach from Novi, Michigan, will be housed in the speedway’s expansive ticket and tours facility that greets thousands of motorsports fans each year at the “World Center of Racing.” A vital component in the relocation will be the new theater, along with a Robert E. Petersen “Tribute Room” that will greet guests entering the attraction.


Brashear, Childress, Gabelich, Ganassi, McClelland, Posey, Sweikert To Be Inducted Into Motorsports Hall Of Fame Of America June 29 At DIS

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 29, 2016) – The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) announced its 28th class of inductees today at Daytona International Speedway, continuing a long-standing tradition of honoring legendary figures from a wide variety of racing disciplines.

The seven-person class of 2016 inductees: Everett Brashear, Richard Childress, Gary Gabelich, Chip Ganassi, Dave McClelland, Sam Posey and Bob Sweikert. Collectively, the illustrious group represents motorcycles, stock cars, sports cars, land speed records, drag boat records, drag racing and open-wheel racing. They will be enshrined at the 28th Annual Induction Ceremony presented by Bridgestone on the evening of June 29 at Daytona International Speedway, the new home of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.


Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Named Presenting Sponsor of Annual Induction Ceremony

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 8, 2015) – The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America announced today that Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC will serve as presenting sponsor of its annual induction ceremony for the next three years, beginning with the 28th annual ceremony on Wednesday, June 29 at Daytona International Speedway.

This year marks the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America’s inaugural year of activity at Daytona International Speedway, its new home after a 27-year run based in Novi, Michigan. The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America is expected to be fully operative by summer and will be housed in the speedway’s Ticket and Tours Building.

The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America honors achievement in all forms of motorized competition, with a total of 223 inductees thus far. The 2016 class of inductees will be announced at Daytona International Speedway later this month during the Rolex 24 at Daytona race weekend.

“We are in the process of moving into the ‘World Center of Racing’ which makes this announcement very appropriate, as we are partnering with Bridgestone, a world-renowned company, to take our induction ceremony to the next level,” said MHOF President Ron Watson.

“This is the sort of partnership that reflects our new operation at Daytona International Speedway. It will help truly showcase our new class of inductees as part of the excitement surrounding Daytona International Speedway’s Coke Zero 400 weekend this summer.”


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