NASCAR Hall of Fame induction
The NASCAR Hall of Fame induction was supposed to take place in February this year. We all know that the situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic was not favorable, so the ceremony was postponed to January 21, 2022. All NASCAR fans can expect a great program that will last three days. Fans can buy tickets for this ceremony for $ 150. The names of the drivers who will enter the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Class 2021 are already known.
This will be the twelfth class of drivers who will enter the Hall of Fame. It consists of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Red Farmer, and Mike Stefanik. Ralph Seagraves will receive a special award for his great contribution to NASCAR. With the mentioned three, the number of drivers who will receive the status of a legend has grown to the number of almost 60 drivers.
“We are thrilled to celebrate these legends’ significant accomplishments and contributions to NASCAR alongside their families, friends, and fans,” said Winston Kelley, executive director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “The decision to postpone was very difficult but the right thing to do. With the planned evolution from five to three inductees with the Class of 2021, NASCAR and the NASCAR Hall of Fame teams saw an opportunity to take a fresh look at our schedule of events for Induction Weekend and are excited about what we have created. It’s always a special time for each honoree and their families and friends and will be a truly memorable weekend for our fans and guests alike.”
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2021 class
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is certainly one of the most popular drivers in NASCAR history and deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. He had 26 wins in the NASCAR cup series and 24 wins in the NASCAR Xfinity series. He won two championship titles in that competition. In the NASCAR cup series, he was in third place in the overall standings. He drove first for his legendary father’s team and then drove for the Hendrick Motorsports team for the rest of his career.
Red Farmer is known as a member of the famous Alabama Gang. The farmer drove between the 1950s and 1970s. He achieved a huge number of victories and will soon be approaching the tenth decade of his life.
Mike Stefanik holds numerous records in the history of NASCAR. He has the most victories as well as the most placements in the top 5, top 10. He also achieved the most pole positions. Two years ago, he, unfortunately, died in a plane crash.
Ralph Seagraves will receive a special award for the huge contribution that NASCAR has made during his life. He is credited with incorporating one of Winston’s largest cigarette brands into NASCAR. That is why he was admitted to the international motorsports hall of fame in 2008.