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Kurt Busch - Honorary Chairman at 2017 MSHFA Induction

DAYTONA 500 Champion Kurt Busch to Serve as Honorary Chairman At 2017 MSHFA Induction Ceremony

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 18, 2017) – Kurt Busch, the 2017 DAYTONA 500 champion and former champion of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, will serve as the Honorary Chairman for the 29th Annual Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) Induction Ceremony at the Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach on June 28.

Busch – driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing – also served as Honorary Chairman in 2011. In addition to NASCAR competition, Busch has competed in the Indianapolis 500, the Rolex 24 at Daytona and NHRA Pro Stock drag racing. In addition, he and his brother Kyle represented the United States in the global "Race of Champions," earlier this year, finishing second. Collectively, that makes Busch a perfect fit for the role of Honorary Chairman, as the MSHFA honors all forms of American motorsports.

"I'm very thankful for the pioneers that helped pave the way to create the sport that we love and enjoy today," Busch said. "And to have the opportunity to honor this group of inductees as Honorary Chairman is an opportunity I didn’t want to miss."

This year’s ceremony will induct seven racing legends:

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MSHFA Grand Opening

Ricky Carmichael, Darrell Waltrip Latest VIPs to Join February 17 Official Grand Opening of Motorsports Hall of Fame of America And Unveiling of Robert E. Petersen Theatre

  • Event Being Presented by Honda, Firestone, Toyota and Lexus
  • Ricky Carmichael and Darrell Waltrip Added to Illustrious Guest List of Fellow Hall Members
  • Mike Joy of NASCAR on FOX to Serve as Master of Ceremonies

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2017) – Many of racing's greatest names will be on hand for the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America's (MSHFA) official grand opening at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 17.

Ten-time Motocross champion Ricky Carmichael along with Daytona 500 winner and current broadcaster Darrell Waltrip have joined the already lengthy list of past inductees scheduled to attend the event. They include Bobby Allison, Donnie Allison, Richard Childress, Tom D'Eath, Hurley Haywood, Buddy Martin (Sox & Martin), Bill Seebold, Bill Simpson, Rusty Wallace and Humpy Wheeler.

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Kinser, Klamfoth, Labonte, Murphy, Pruett, Thomas, Yates Announced as 2017 Inductees for Motorsports Hall of Fame of America

  • 29th Annual MSHFA Induction Ceremony Set for June 28 in Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2017) – A seven-person list of luminaries representing sports cars, stock cars, land-speed records, motorcycles, open-wheel and drag racing will be showcased by the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) 2017 class of inductees that was announced today at Daytona International Speedway.

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MSHFA Grand Opening

Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Sets Official Grand Opening, Unveiling of Robert E. Petersen Theatre for Feb. 17; Star-Studded Turnout of Past Inductees To Attend

  • Event Being Presented by Firestone and Honda
  • Inductees Bobby Allison, Richard Childress, Hurley Haywood Among Those Expected to Attend
  • Mike Joy of NASCAR on FOX to Serve as Master of Ceremonies

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2017) – Many of racing's greatest names will be on hand for the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America's (MSHFA) official grand opening at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 17.

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MSHFA, Daytona Beach, Florida

Seven For '16: Brashear, Childress, Gabelich, Ganassi, McClelland, Posey, Sweikert To Be Inducted Into MSHFA On Wednesday Night

  • 28th Annual Induction Ceremony Presented By Bridgestone Makes Daytona Beach Debut
  • The Shores Resort & Spa To Host Milestone Event
  • Tuesday Heroes Of Horsepower Reception In Hall’s Home At Daytona International Speedway
  • Wednesday Inductee Lunch Hosted By Toyota At Speedway’s Stadium Toyota Injector
  • Hall Opens To Public On Sunday, As Part of Speedway’s Fan Tours

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 27, 2016) – A monumental week for the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) is on tap, highlighted by Wednesday night’s 28th Annual MSHFA Induction Ceremony Presented by Bridgestone at The Shores Resort & Spa.

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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 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.

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