September 25, 2023

How NASCAR fans can have their say in this year’s Hall of Fame picks

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How NASCAR fans have a say in the Hall of Fame classIcon Sports Wire – Getty Images

NASCAR is giving fans the chance to vote for the Hall of Fame Class of 2024.

On Wednesday, the sanctioning body announced its ballot for the next Hall of Fame class. That list includes three first-time Hall hopefuls. Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson and Johnson’s seven-time Cup-winning crew chief Chad Knaus are two of 10 nominees on this year’s Modern Era ballot.

Ten-time race winner Donnie Allison is one of five nominees on the Pioneer ballot, which is designed for drivers who started their careers 60 years ago.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel will meet in person on Wednesday, August 2 to vote for the Class of 2024 and Landmark Award. The 61-member panel remains unchanged from last year, with the exception of reigning champion Joey Logano who voted Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott (both voted last year due to the slowdown of the COVID-19 pandemic).

The 62nd vote goes to the winners of a Fan Vote ( Fan voting closes July 30 at 12pm ET.

The Modern Era Ballot and Landmark Award nominees were selected by representatives of NASCAR and the NASCAR Hall of Fame, along with track owners of major facilities and historic short track speed skating.

The Honors Committee – all living Hall of Famers, former Landmark Award winners and Squier-Hall Award winners – selected the nominees for the Pioneer Ballot.

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Ricky Rudd made over 900 Cup starts in his NASCAR career.Jason Smith-Getty Images

Class of 2024 Hall of Fame Vote

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Neil Bonnett, won 18 times in 362 NASCAR Cup Series, including consecutive Coca-Cola 600 wins in 1982 and 1983; best season finish was fourth place in the cup championship in 1985.

Tim Brewer, two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion crew chief (1978 for Cale Yarborough and 1981 for Darrell Waltrip).

Jeff Burton, won 21 times in 695 starts in the NASCAR Cup Series, including the Southern 500 and two Coca-Cola 600s; finished in the top five of the Cup Championship for four consecutive years (1997–2000), with its third-place finish in 2000 being its pinnacle.

Charles Edwards, winner of 28 NASCAR Cup Series races in 445 starts between 2004-16; and he was the 2007 Xfinity Series champion.

Harry Ghent, winner of 18 of his 474 NASCAR Cup Series races, including two Southern 500s; raced in Cup 1973-94 and finished a career-best runner-up to Terry Labonte for the 1984 Championship.

Harry Hyde, 1970 NASCAR Cup Series Crew Chief Championship.

Jimmy Johnson, seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion with 83 wins.

Chad Knausseven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion crew chief for Jimmie Johnson.

Larry Phillipsthe first five-time national champion of the weekly NASCAR series.

Ricky Rudd, won 23 times in 906 starts in NASCAR Cup Series from 1975-200; won the 1997 Brickyard 400.

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AJ Foyt, left, and Donnie Allison, right, raced against each other in NASCAR and IndyCar.Bettmann-Getty Images

Pioneer mood

Donnie Allison10-time NASCAR Cup Series winner as a part-time Cup driver with 242 starts from 1966-88, 1967 Cup Series Rookie of the Year.

Sam ArdTwo-time NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion (1983, 1984), made 92 Xfinity Series career starts and one Cup start.

A. J. Foytwon seven of his 128 NASCAR Cup Series starts, including the 1972 Daytona 500.

Banjo Matthewsbuilt cars that won more than 250 NASCAR Cup Series races and three championships.

Ralph Fashionabletwo-time owner of the NASCAR Cup Series champion.

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Janet Guthrie raced in both the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 in 1977.Bettmann-Getty Images

Monumental award

Janet Guthrie, the first woman to compete in a NASCAR Cup Series superspeedway race; started 33 cup races.

Alvin Hawkins, NASCAR’s first flagman; founded NASCAR racing at Bowman Gray Stadium with Bill France Sr.

Lesa France KennedyNASCAR Executive Vice Chairman.

Dr. Joseph Mattiolifounder of Pocono Raceway.

Les RichterNASCAR executive who oversaw competition for a long time helped grow the sport on the West Coast.

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