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.
“Sam Posey’s induction brings a true renaissance man into the hall’s ‘Heroes of Horsepower’ pantheon,” said MSHFA President Ron Watson. “Perhaps our most articulate racing analyst on TV, he is also a gifted artist, architect, author and model railroader. And of course, he also just happened to be an excellent race car driver.”
Posey joins Dave McClelland, Richard Childress, Gary Gabelich, Chip Ganassi, Bob Sweikert and Everett Brashear in the MSHFA class of 2016.
Tickets for the 2016 Induction Ceremony can be purchased by calling 248.349.7223 or through the MSHFA website at www.mshf.com.
About the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America:
The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) held its first induction ceremony in 1989; the facility was headquartered in Novi, Michigan from 1989-2015 and relocated to Daytona Beach, Florida in 2016. The MSHFA is the only hall of fame that encompasses the full spectrum of American motorsports: cars, motorcycles, off-road, powerboats and airplanes. The overriding mission of the MSHFA is to celebrate and instill the American core values of leadership, creativity, originality, teamwork and spirit of competition embodied in motorsports. The MSHFA is operated by the nonprofit Motorsports Museum and Hall of Fame of America Foundation Inc.