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Speedway Motorsports Founder Bruton Smith, 95

Ollen Bruton Smith—the founder and executive chairman of Speedway Motorsports and Speedway Children’s Charities—has passed away at 95. Smith founded Speedway Motorsports in December 1994, and in February 1995, he made it the first motorsports company to trade on the New York Stock Exchange. Today the company owns and operates 11 motorsports entertainment facilities: Atlanta

West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of 2022

The West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2022, which includes industry pioneers.

Industry Mourns Passing of Prominent Track Promoter Jody Deery

Jody Deery, the longtime promoter at Rockford Speedway and a pillar of the motorsports community, has passed away at 97.

2022 SEMA Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Three industry legends will be inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame: Walker Evans, Jack Roush, and Robert Eugene “Gene” Winfield. Created in 1969, SEMA Hall of Fame honors are bestowed on trailblazers who have significantly impacted and enhanced the growth of the automotive industry. Its members are considered heroes, and each individual has a

NASCAR Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2023

NASCAR has announced the inductees who will comprise the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2023. The three-person group—the 13th since the inception of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010—consists of two Modern-Era inductees, Matt Kenseth and Kirk Shelmerdine, and one Pioneer inductee, Hershel McGriff. In addition, Mike Helton was named the recipient of

Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Announces 2023 Induction Class

The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) has announced its 2023 induction class, which will be honored during the 35th Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Induction Celebration presented by Toyota Racing, in Daytona Beach, Florida, March 6–7, 2023.  The Class of 2023 includes: “Father of the Corvette and Corvette racing,” the late Zora Arkus-Duntov

NASCAR Announces Nominees for Hall of Fame Class of 2023, Landmark Award

NASCAR has announced the 15 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s (NHOF) Class of 2023, a group that will comprise the first Hall of Fame ballot in two years following the pandemic.   Lesa France Kennedy joins the Landmark Award ballot, an award given for outstanding contributions to the sport. Award winners are also eligible

Austin Cindric’s DAYTONA 500 Champion Car Makes its Way to the Motorsports Hall of Fame

An exclamation point was placed on the 2022 DAYTONA 500 Tuesday when the Austin Cindric’s authentic race-winning Team Penske Ford was placed inside the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, where it belongs, until next year’s DAYTONA 500. Prior to the 64th running of the DAYTONA 500 last month, it was announced that the DAYTONA 500

Nominations Open for 2022 SEMA Hall of Fame

Induction to the Hall of Fame is the most prestigious award presented to an individual by the association and honors the pioneers who have contributed to the growth of the automotive aftermarket over a long period of time.

National Sprint Car HOF Announces 12 Inductees for 2022

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum has announced the twelve inductees for the Class of 2022.  “This year’s inductee group is another testament to the hard work put in by our 72-member National Induction Committee,” said Bob Baker, the executive director for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. In

VP Racing Fuels Supports the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame

VP Racing Fuels, Inc., has committed to sponsor the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Gala.  “VP Racing Fuels is excited to be part of this year’s British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Gala,” said Tom Davis, VP Racing Fuels’ UK and European Business Development Manager. “VP has a long tradition of supporting drag racing

Industry Mourns Loss of Doug Auld

Doug Auld, the Hall of Fame journalist and founder of Sprint Car & Midget Magazine, has passed away following a brief illness. He was 59.   “A giant has left us,” longtime Sprint Car & Magazine writer and columnist Dave Argabright said in a release. “Doug was intensely passionate about motorsports, and his effort and