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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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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.

Posey’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.

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