Uncertainties of the coronavirus pandemic has prompted the postponement of the 2021 NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony to early 2022. A specific date for the rescheduled ceremony is expected to be announced around mid-2021.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Red Former and Mike Stefanik originally were expected to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Feb. 5, 2021.
“Without question, the safety of our inductees, our guests and our staff is the highest priority for us,” NASCAR Hall of Fame Executive Director Winston Kelley said. “The ongoing public health crisis prohibits our ability to plan for and celebrate these honorees’ landmark achievements as originally scheduled to the fullest extent – with their families, friends and fans present – and in a manner that’s representative of their incredible accomplishments in NASCAR and their contributions to the sport.”
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Uptown Charlotte, N.C., recently reopened to the public after a six-month closure because of the pandemic. The Class of 2020 exhibit will remain in the Hall of Fame’s Hall of Honor until the 2021 class is inducted.