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.”
DETROIT (August 5, 2014) - On the eve of the 26th Induction Ceremony, the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America announced Tuesday an ambitious $7.5M campaign to build a new, permanent home at Daytona International Speedway. The move coincides with the scheduled January 2016 completion of DAYTONA Rising, the Speedway's $400 million renovation project currently underway. Once it's completed, the Hall of Fame will be one of the main stops on every track tour – welcoming and enthralling hundreds of thousands of visitors per year.
"Daytona is the perfect home for the Hall of Fame," said MSHF President Ron Watson, "because it is home or near home to all the forms of motorsports the Hall of Fame honors. The biggest stock car race, the biggest sports car race, the biggest motorcycle race, as well as an area known for great achievements in drag racing, powerboating and aviation."