CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three-time champion Tony Stewart headlined the six new nominees qualified for induction in to the Hall of Fame.

Stewart on Wednesday combined Neil Bonnett, a favorite member of the”Alabama Gang,” two time Xfinity Series champion Sam Ard, former Daytona 500 winner Marvin Panch, short-track racer Jim Paschal along with mechanic Red Vogt since the brand newest nominees.

Kirk Shelmerdine, team leader for four championships along with Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt, was lost from the ballot after only one year. You will find 20 nominees and five are elected annually.

also announced three new nominees for its Landmark Award given for outstanding contributions to the sport. It supposed Janet Guthrie was expunged from the list after 12 months.

Guthrie was the very first woman to compete at the and the Daytona 500, along with also her sixth-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway in 1977 is shared with Danica Patrick for the top finish by a lady at ’s top series in today’s era.

Three fresh nominees were added into the Landmark Award listing: Edsel Ford II of Ford Motor Co., Pocono Raceway founder Dr. Joseph Mattioli along with Mike Helton, the first non-France relative to be named President.

The 24-person nominating panel comprises eight executives, in addition to Lesa France Kennedy, who’s listed among 1-3 track operators and owners using voting power.