Buttera, Fisher, Gordon, Hughes, Merkel, Patrick, Tullius Announced as 2018 Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Inductees

Buttera, Fisher, Gordon, Hughes, Merkel, Patrick, Tullius Announced as 2018 Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Inductees

  • Milestone 30th Annual Ceremony on March 13 at Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach
  • Aviation, Drag Racing, Motorcycle, Open-Wheel, Sports Car and Stock Car Disciplines Represented

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 5, 2018) – An illustrious seven-man list representing six motorsports disciplines and one iconic racing facility comprise a most unique class of 2018 Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) inductees announced today at Daytona International Speedway.

The milestone 30th Annual Induction Ceremony presented by Bridgestone is set for Tuesday, March 13 at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach.  Honorees include drag racing car builder John Buttera, Indianapolis Motor Speedway founder Carl G. Fisher, four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, record-setting pilot – and world-famous billionaire – Howard Hughes, motorcycle great Fred Merkel, three-time Indianapolis 500 champion owner U.E. Pat Patrick and sports car legend Bob Tullius.

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Field Set for ‘The Clash’ at Daytona

Field Set for ‘The Clash’ at Daytona
75-Lap Event Caps Sunday Doubleheader at the World Center of Racing

NASCAR fans get a double-dose of racing action to open the 2018 season on Sunday, February 11, with The Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway capping a day that starts with DAYTONA 500 Qualifying Presented By Kroger for the 60th Annual Daytona 500.

A star-studded lineup of elite drivers will battle in the 75-lap event which airs live on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at 3 pm ET. The annual preseason race will be run in two segments, with a competition caution at lap 25 separating the segments.

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