The NASCAR Hall of Fame is relatively new if you compare it to other sports such as hockey, baseball, football etc. That doesn’t matter though because what it lacks in age it certainly makes up for in members.
Even though the NASCAR Hall of Fame is closed at the moment you can still see the members virtually and make some determinations on your own how epic the place is. The NASCAR Hall of Fame sets itself apart from many of the other ones because of the sheer number of categories they have.
Since the 2010 creation of the hall they have introduced a number of people into it. The people inducted go from Driver, Crew Chief, Owner, Engine Builder, Executive, Broadcaster and Founder. With this many categories you will certainly have some all time legends amongst the group.
The 2021 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame was no exception either. This year they were proud to have Dale Earnhardt Jr., Red Farmer and Mike Stefanik as the inductees into the Hall of Fame.
Inductees into NASCAR Hall of Fame, Driver Category
2010 – Dale Earnhardt, Junior Johnson, Richard Petty
2011 – Bobby Allison, Ned Jarrett, David Pearson, Lee Petty
2012 – Richie Evans, Darrell Waltrip, Glen Wood, Cale Yarborough
2013 – Buck Baker, Cotton Owens, Herb Thomas, Rusty Wallace
2014 – Tim Flock, Jack Ingram, Dale Jarrett, Fireball Roberts
2015 – Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Wendell Scott, Joe Weatherly, Rex White
2016 – Jerry Cook, Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte, Curtis Turner
2017 – Mark Martin, Benny Parsons
2018 – Red Byron, Ron Hornaday Jr.
2019 – Davey Allison, Jeff Gordon, Alan Kulwicki
2020 – Buddy Baker, Bobby Labonte, Tony Stewart
2021 – Dale Earnhardt Jr., Red Farmer, Mike Stefanik
In NASCAR the rarity of going into the hall of fame is something that may also be lacking in other sports. Although the hall is also a little newer they haven’t faced the fierce criticism as some of the other Hall of Fames have for not inducting certain people.
This comes true when you look at hockey and the Hockey Hall of Fame. In hockey, the Hall of Fame is notorious for blackballing certain people. They have also been known to let in some that didn’t have the storied career.
If you would like to visit the Hall of Fame you will have to wait a little longer for them to reopen the doors. As is everything sports related these days they have decided to close up shop.
However when things reopen you can visit the Charlotte, North Carolina building and bring the entire family. They have many activities for all ages of people and do provide an excellent group experience.
Nascar Hall of Fame
400 East Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28202