The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) will gather at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. today to announce its second hall of fame class.
The announcement, which will be carried live on SPEED, NASCAR.COM and SIRIUS Satellite Radio Channel 128 at 4 p.m. ET, will be made by NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France.
The nominees, which include many of the sport’s most legendary names, were selected by a 21-person nominating committee consisting of representatives from NASCAR, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and track owners from both major facilities and several historic short tracks.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame’s second class will be determined by the Voting Panel, which is comprised of members of the Nominating Committee and 31 others representing NASCAR, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, major race track ownership groups, retired drivers, owners and crew chiefs along with motorsports media representatives. In addition, the fan vote will result in the Voting Panel’s 53rd and final ballot.
The Voting Panel is comprised of the following: Rick Allen; Dusty Brandel; Paul Brooks; Kenny Bruce; Clay Campbell; Jim Campbell; Ken Clapp; Ed Clark; Jerry Cook; Jim and Barbara Cromarty (1 vote); Duane Cross; Jody Deery; Barry Dodson; Chris Economaki; Brian France; Jim France; Edsel B. Ford III; Harry Gant; Tony George; Barney Hall; Mike Harris; Mike Helton; Tom Higgins; Jim Hunter; Ned Jarrett; Junior Johnson; Mike Joy; Winston Kelley; Lesa Kennedy; Dustin Long; Doc Mattioli; Denis McGlynn; Buz McKim; Bud Moore; Cotton Owens; Buddy Parrott; Jim Pedley; Robin Pemberton; Kyle Petty; Richard Petty; Dale Pinilis; Jerry Punch; Doug Rice; Ricky Rudd; Nate Ryan; Ernie Saxton; Bruton Smith; Ken Squier; Humpy Wheeler; Lee White; Jim Williams, and Waddell Wilson.
The second class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame will be inducted during a ceremony to be held in May, 2011.
Following are the 25 individuals who have been nominated: