The 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is right around the corner. It will take place on January 30th and be preceded by the Commemorative Dinner at the adjoining Charlotte Convention Center. Come see this year’s five inductees who are among the most accomplished NASCAR competitors. Tickets are available for both general admission to the ceremony, as well as to the dinner. If you’re coming to town for this rare occasion consider staying with us at the Davidson Village Inn, just a 30 minute drive from the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte. We will offer you a quiet getaway from the bustle of the big city in our beautiful small town.
This year’s five inductees have undergone an extensive nomination and judging process, after having incredibly successful careers as competitors. The 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will also be mark the inaugural year of the Landmark Award, which has been awarded to Anne B. France. This new award was established to recognized outstanding individuals in the world of NASCAR who were not necessarily competitors.
Meet the 2015 Inductees
Known as “Awesome Bill from Dawsoneville”, Elliott was both an accomplished and well-liked driver in his 37-year driving career. For his 44 wins he is ranked 16th all time, while for his 55 poles he is ranked 8th all time. He was won 16 Most Popular Driver awards having collected many adoring fans over the years.
Lorenz started as a NASCAR mechanic in 1960 and was promoted to lead driver that same year. Despite being a part time driver, he was one of the first superstars in the sport. In 1964 he won 8 of the 16 races he entered, and led on 1,679 out of the 1,953 laps he drove. This earned him the nickname of “Golden Boy” before he retired for good in 1972. He is one of the NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers.
Scott’s driving career began behind the wheel of a taxi. After serving as a mechanic in World War II he hit the local racetracks, quickly working his way up the NASCAR ranks. In 1963 Scott became the first black person to win a NASCAR premier series event. He went on to finish in the top 10 of over 25 percent of the races he entered.
Also one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers, Weatherly only competed in the premier series twice, winning the championship both times. He was among the first drivers who attracted fans to NASCAR with both his winning personality and winning record. He earned the name the “Clown Prince of Stock Car Racing.”
Yet another one of NASCAR’S 50 Greatest Drivers, White was know for his consistency as a driver, finishing in the top five in half of his races. He was known mostly as a short track racer and won 28 Spring Cup Series championships in his career. Before many drivers were also owners, White was on of the first four people to win in their own equipment.
The crop for this year’s NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is one you don’t want to miss if you’re a racing fan. We are looking forward to hosting you on your stay here in the Charlotte metro area!