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HALL OF FAME WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

NASCAR Hall of Fame welcomes three new members

(NBC) CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As NASCAR celebrates its 75th
anniversary season, its Hall of Fame inducted three men
whose careers collectively spanned from the sport’s
beginnings to recent times.

Matt Kenseth, Hershel McGriff and Kirk Shelmerdine (above) 
were inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday night,
becoming the Hall’s 13th class.

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DRIVER IS COMING BACK TO NASCAR IN 2023

Jimmie Johnson

(Fox News/ AP) – NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson (above) pulled a
Tom Brady on the racing world. After announcing his retirement
back in 2020, he will be making his comeback as part-owner and
driver of Petty GMS in 2023. He expects to enter about five races — including the Daytona 500.

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NASCAR DRIVER STOPS FULL – TIME RACING

Kurt Busch walks in the pits before qualifications for the NASCAR Series auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, in Indianapolis.

(Fox News) – NASCAR Cup Series driver Kurt Busch (above) 
announced he will be stepping away from full-time racing.

Busch made the announcement from his hometown of Las
Vegas and said he will miss the
rest of this season and will
not race full-time in Cup next year.

Bush stated, "As I continue to focus on my health and work
towards being cleared, I will be stepping away from full-time
NASCAR Cup Series competition in 2023.”

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CHAMPION RACE CAR DRIVER IS RETIRING

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is retiring from full-time racing and will
turn his focus toward spending time with family.

He figures his future schedule will include no more than
10 bucket-list events, but the 47-year-old had no idea
Monday what that schedule will look like. He turned
47 September 17th.

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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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