Voting Day for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023 is scheduled Wednesday afternoon. When this year’s honorees are revealed, NASCAR.com will provide a live video stream of the ceremonies.
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The three inductees for the Class of 2023 will be announced Wednesday at 5 pm ET from the Hall of Fame’s Great Hall. The recipient of the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR will also be revealed.
Fans can tune in to the live-stream broadcast multiple ways – on the NASCAR.com website, through Facebook or by viewing from YouTube. Click below to watch the ceremonies live or set a reminder to tune in. Read on to see more info and the nominees.
NASCAR announced in April the 15 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023, a group that will comprise the first Hall of Fame ballot in two years after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Matt Kenseth (2003 Cup Series champion) and Tim Brewer (two-time Cup Series champion crew chief) join the Modern Era Ballot for the first time; AJ Foyt (seven-time Cup winner) is added to the Pioneer Ballot along with Sam Ard, who was a nominee for the 2020 Class.
This is the second nomination class under the redesigned format. Ten nominees appear on the Modern Era ballot, five on the Pioneer ballot – designed to honor those whose careers began more than 60 years ago. Two Modern Era candidates and one Pioneer candidate will be elected as the Class of 2023.
Lesa France Kennedy joins the Landmark Award ballot, an award given for outstanding contributions to the sport. Award winners are also eligible for NHOF accommodation.
In total, there are 62 people on the voting panel. Because there was no Class of 2022, both Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson will participate as one-time voters as NASCAR Cup Series champions. The 63rd vote is determined via a NASCAR.com Fan Vote.
The Modern Era Ballot and Landmark Award nominees were selected by the Nomination Committee, which consists of representatives from NASCAR and the NASCAR Hall of Fame, track owners from major facilities and historic short tracks. The Honors Committee, largely comprised of all living Hall of Famers, Landmark Award winners and Squier-Hall Award winners, selected the Pioneer Ballot.
Following are the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2023 nominees and Landmark Award nominees:
Modern Era Ballot
Neil Bonnettwon 18 times in the NASCAR Cup Series, including consecutive Coca-Cola 600 victories
Tim Brewertwo-time NASCAR Cup Series champion crew chief
Jeff Burtonwon 21 times in the NASCAR Cup Series, including the Southern 500 and two Coca-Cola 600s
Carl Edwards, winner of 28 NASCAR Cup Series races and 2007 Xfinity Series champion
Harry Gant, winner of 18 NASCAR Cup Series races, including two Southern 500 victories
Harry Hyde1970 NASCAR Cup Series championship crew chief
Matt Kenseth2003 NASCAR Cup Series champion and winner of 39 Cup races
Larry Phillipsfirst five-time NASCAR weekly series national champion
Ricky Ruddwon 23 times in the NASCAR Cup Series, including the 1997 Brickyard 400
Kirk Shelmerdinefour-time NASCAR Cup Series champion crew chief
Sam ArdNASCAR Xfinity Series pioneer and two-time champion
AJ Foytwon seven NASCAR Cup Series races, including the 1972 Daytona 500
Banjo Matthewsbuilt cars that won more than 250 NASCAR Cup Series races and three championships
Hershel McGriff1986 NASCAR West Series champion
Ralph Moodytwo-time NASCAR Cup Series owner champion as mechanical genius of Holman-Moody
Janet Guthriethe first female to compete in a NASCAR Cup Series superspeedway race
Alvin Hawkins, NASCAR’s first flagman; established NASCAR racing at Bowman Gray Stadium with Bill France Sr.
Mike Helton, named third president of NASCAR in 2000; career included track operator roles at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway
Lesa France Kennedy, NASCAR Executive Vice Chair and one of the most influential women in sports
Dr. Joseph Mattiolifounder of Pocono Raceway