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NEW HALL OF FAME NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

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NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2023 ballots had four new names
added Those names are Matt Kenseth, Tim Brewer, Sam Ard, and
A.J. Foyt Nominees for the Landmark Award were also announced
Voting for the Class of 2023 begins May 4.

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Attached to the Charlotte Convention Center, the NASCAR
Hall of Fame is a 86,500-square-foot, bold swoop of a
building that recalls the shape of a racetrack.

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ASSOCIATION FOUNDED ON THIS DAY ~ 1948

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On February 21, 1948, the National Association for Stock Car
Racing, —or NASCAR, as it will come to be widely known—is
officially incorporated. NASCAR racing will go on to become
one of America’s most popular spectator sports, as well as a
multi-billion-dollar industry.

The driving force behind the establishment of NASCAR was
William “Bill” France Sr. (1909-1992), a mechanic and auto-
repair shop owner from Washington, D.C., who in the mid-
1930s moved to Daytona Beach,
Florida
.

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William Henry Getty France
(September 26, 1909 – June 7, 1992)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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JOHN BELMONT

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Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr.
(April 29, 1951 – February 18, 2001)

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THE FIRST TIME WAS A CHARM FOR LEE

Lee Petty No. 42 and Johnny Beauchamp No. 73 battle on the last lap of the 1959 Daytona 500.
Lee Petty No. 42 and Johnny Beauchamp No. 73 battle on the last lap
of the 1959 Daytona 500.


The 1959 First 500 Mile NASCAR International Sweepstakes at
Daytona (now known as the 1959 Inaugural
Daytona 500) was
the second race of the 1959
NASCAR Grand National Series
season. It was held on February 22, 1959, in front of 41,921
spectators. It was the first race held at the 2.5-mile
Daytona
International Speedway
.

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Lee Petty’s 1959 Oldsmobile 88 hardtop at the Richard Petty
Museum in Randleman North Carolina.

 

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RACING LEGEND’S CAR TO BE AUCTIONED

WELCOME, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR team owner Richard Childress is auctioning off one of racing legend Dale Earnhardt’s cars to raise
money for coronavirus relief efforts.

The Charlotte Observer reports that this is the first time Childress
has sold or given away an original Earnhardt car from his personal collection.

A news release Thursday from Richard Childress Racing officials
doesn’t specify which of Earnhardt’s trademark No. 3 race cars is
up for auction.

Childress tweeted Friday that parting with one of his cars is “a
small sacrifice” for him to make.

Earnhardt died in a crash during the last lap of the Daytona 500
at Daytona International Speedway in 2001.

The eBay site for the auction doesn’t list a deadline for bidding
on items.

Richard Childress (below) Racing is based in Welcome, North
Carolina.

Childress Event - Talladega Superspeedway

Richard Childress Racing - Wikipedia

Top Ten NASCAR Drivers of All-Time
Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr. ( April 29, 1951 – February 18, 2001)

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