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.
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.”