Winter Weather Postpones 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Winter Weather Postpones 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

by January 22, 2016 0 comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony has been postponed until 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 23 due to inclement weather that has struck the Carolinas.

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina has issued a Winter Storm Warning until 7 p.m. ET on Saturday for Mecklenburg County in North Carolina, where the NASCAR Hall of Fame is located. With a considerable amount of ice and snow projected in Friday’s weather forecast, the NASCAR Hall of Fame will close early at 2 p.m.

On Saturday, the Induction Ceremony will air live on the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), NBC Live Extra, Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. The Red Carpet and autograph sessions have been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

The individuals who will be honored as the Class of 2016 includes Jerry Cook, Bobby Isacc, Terry Labonte, Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner.

Fan Appreciation Day activities set for Saturday will also be canceled. The NASCAR Hall of Fame will open at 12 p.m. and close at 5 p.m. ET; however, free admission for Fan Appreciation Day will still be honored. Options are being explored for fans who secured autograph session tickets, and the resolution is expected to be announced by the end of next week.

Photo Credit: Hunter Thomas

Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

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