Class of 2010 (inaugural class)

Person Role Notes
Dale Earnhardt Driver and owner 7-time Cup drivers champion
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Bill France Sr. Promoter Founder and chairman of NASCAR and International Speedway Corporation
Bill France Jr. Promoter Chairman of NASCAR and ISC
Junior Johnson Driver and owner 6-time Cup owners champion
132 wins as an owner
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Richard Petty Driver, owner and broadcaster 7-time Cup drivers champion

Record holder for most wins in a single season (1967, 27 wins)
Record holder for most consecutive wins (1967, 10 wins in a row)
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)

Class of 2011

Person Role Notes
Bobby Allison Driver 1983 Cup champion
Oldest driver to win a championship (1983, 45 years old)
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Ned Jarrett Driver and broadcaster 2-time Cup drivers champion
Record holder for longest margin of victory (Darlington Raceway 1965, 14 laps and 2 cars lengths)
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Bud Moore Owner and mechanic 2-time Cup champion as an owner
David Pearson Driver 3-time Cup drivers champion
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Lee Petty Driver and owner 3-time Cup drivers champion
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)

Class of 2012

Person Role Notes
Richie Evans Driver 9-time Modified Tour champion
Only driver to have their number retired in any division (61)
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998),
#1 of NASCAR’s Whelen Modified All-Time Top 10 Drivers (2003)
Dale Inman Crew chief 8-time Cup champion as crew chief with Richard Petty and Terry Labonte
Darrell Waltrip Driver, owner and broadcaster 3-time Cup drivers champion
1985 All-Star Race winner
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Glen Wood Driver and owner 99 race wins as owner
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Cale Yarborough Driver 3-time Cup drivers champion
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)

Class of 2013

Person Role Notes
Buck Baker Driver 2-time Cup drivers champion
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Cotton Owens Driver and owner 9 race wins
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Herb Thomas Driver 2-time Cup drivers champion
Holder of the highest winning percentage (21.053%)Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Rusty Wallace Driver, broadcaster and owner 1989 Cup champion
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Leonard Wood Owner and crew chief 99 race wins as owner
96 wins as crew chief
Helped innovate the modern pit stop

Class of 2014

Person Role Notes
Tim Flock Driver 2-time Cup drivers champion
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Jack Ingram Driver 2-time Xfinity champion
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Dale Jarrett Driver and broadcaster 1999 Cup champion
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Maurice Petty Owner, crew chief, engineer and driver 200 Cup race wins, 7-time Cup champion, and 7-time Daytona 500 winner as Chief Engineer for Petty Enterprises
Fireball Roberts Driver 33 race wins
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)

Class of 2015

Person Role Notes
Bill Elliott Driver and owner 1988 Cup champion
1986 All-Star Race winner
Record holder for fastest qualifying speed (Talladega Superspeedway 1987, 212.809 mph)
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998),
Voted Most Popular Driver a record 16 times (1984-1988, 1991-2000, 2002)
Fred Lorenzen Driver 26 race wins
First driver to win over $100,000 in a season (1963, $122,000)
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Wendell Scott Driver First African-American driver to win a race in NASCAR’s premier series
Joe Weatherly Driver 2-time Cup drivers champion
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Rex White Driver 1960 Cup champion
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)

Class of 2016

Person Role Notes
Jerry Cook Driver 6-time Modified Tour Champion
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)#3 of NASCAR’s Whelen Modified All-Time Top 10 Drivers (2003)
Bobby Isaac Driver 1970 Cup Champion
Record holder for most poles in a single season (1969, 20)
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Terry Labonte Driver 2-time Cup drivers champion
2-time All-Star Race winnerNamed one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Bruton Smith Promoter Chairman and CEO of Speedway Motorsports Incorporated
Curtis Turner Driver Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)

Class of 2017

Person Role Notes
Richard Childress Owner and driver 6-time Cup Champion as an owner
76 top-10s as a driver
Rick Hendrick Owner and driver 13-time Cup Champion as an owner
Mark Martin Driver 2-time All-Star race winner

Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)

Described by ESPN as the greatest driver to not win a championship

Raymond Parks Owner NASCAR’s first champion car owner (1949)
Benny Parsons Driver and broadcaster 1973 NASCAR Cup champion
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)

Class of 2018

Person Role Notes
Red Byron Driver NASCAR’s first champion driver (1949)
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Ray Evernham Crew chief, owner and broadcaster 3-time Cup champion as a crew chief for Jeff Gordon
13 wins as an owner
Ron Hornaday Jr. Driver 4-time Truck champion
Ken Squier Broadcaster Co-founder of Motor Racing Network, first announcer to give lap-by-lap commentary for the Daytona 500, served as lap-by-lap announcer for NASCAR on CBS and NASCAR on TBS
Robert Yates Owner and engineer 1999 Cup owners champion

 

Class of 2019

Person Role Notes
Davey Allison Driver 2-time All-Star Race winner
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Jeff Gordon Driver, owner and broadcaster 4-time Cup drivers champion
3-time All-Star Race winner
Record holder for most consecutive starts (797)
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)First driver to win $100 million in career earnings (2010)
Alan Kulwicki Driver and owner 1992 Cup Champion
First person to win the premier series title as an owner/driver
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Roger Penske Owner and promoter 2012 and 2018 Cup Champion as an owner
5-time Xfinity Series owner’s champion
Jack Roush Owner and engineer 325 premiere series wins
8-time NASCAR Champion
444 wins as a NASCAR Engine Builder
Pioneered roof flap technology

Class of 2020

Person Role Notes
Buddy Baker Driver and broadcaster 19 race wins,
First driver to exceed the 200 mph mark (Talladega Superspeedway 1970, 200.447 mph),
Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Joe Gibbs Owner 5-time Cup Champion as an owner
Bobby Labonte Driver 1-time Cup Champion
Tony Stewart Driver, owner and promoter 3-time Cup drivers champion
2009 All-Star Race winner
2-time Cup Champion as an owner
Second person to win a Cup championship as an owner/driver (2011)
Waddell Wilson Crew chief and engineer 3-time Cup Champion as an engineer for David Pearson and Benny Parsons
19 wins as a crew chief