Some of them won championships. Some of them did not. One of them won 44 races in his career. Another only won once.
But all of them left their own marks on NASCAR.
Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Rex White, and the late Wendell Scott and Joe Weatherly took different paths in their careers. Tonight, those paths converge in one special place: The NASCAR Hall of Fame.
NBCSN is proud to bring you coverage of the Class of 2015 Induction Ceremony, which begins tonight at 7 p.m. ET with a one-hour special hosted by Mike Massaro that will delve deeper into how these five men became legends in the sport.
After that comes the ceremony itself at 8 p.m. ET, LIVE from the Crown Ballroom at the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina. If you cannot watch on TV, then you can STREAM IT online and on your mobile device through NBC Sports Live Extra.
In addition to the inductions of Elliott, Lorenzen, Scott, Weatherly, and White, the late Anne B. France (wife of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr.; former secretary and treasurer for both NASCAR and International Speedway Corporation) will be honored with the inaugural Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR.
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Again, CLICK HERE at 7 p.m. ET and join NASCAR for one of its biggest nights of the year.
Will Power led the only IndyCar Road America practice of the weekend Saturday, shooting to the top of the chart on his 22nd and final lap of the session at 1 minute, 46.0021 seconds in his No. 12 Dallara-Chevrolet.
Dixon knocked Jack Harvey’s No. 60 Dallara-Honda from the top spot (which would have marked the first time that a Meyer-Shank Racing car led practice).
Josef Newgarden, Power’s Team Penske teammate, was third, followed by Felix Rosenqvist and Ryan Hunter-Reay (who went off course late in the session but sustained no damage).
Alex Palou, Colton Herta, Graham Rahal, defending race winner Alexander Rossi and Pato O’Ward rounded out the top 10 in the practice that preceded a Saturday-Sunday race weekend doubleheader for IndyCar at Road America.
PRACTICE RESULTS: Click here to see who was fastest in the session
RACE INFORMATION: What you need to know for today’s REV Group Grand Prix
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IndyCar tested some new cooling devices with cars from Andretti Autosport, Chip Ganassi Racing and Team Penske. Several drivers have said the cockpit heat caused by the new aeroscreen was stifling during last week’s GMR Grand Prix, and IndyCar repositioned drink bottles this weekend to keep liquids cool. The pieces tried by IndyCar during the Road America practice won’t be available during the races Saturday and Sunday at the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, road course.
Scott Dixon, who is seeking to open the season with his third consecutive IndyCar victory, was 15th fastest in the 75-minute session. Other notables in Road America practice: Marco Andretti (12th), Simon Pagenaud (19th).
Power is aiming for his second consecutive pole position after qualifying first last week on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
Qualifying for the REV Group Grand Prix Race #1 will take place at 2:15 p.m. ET (NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold).
The broadcast of the IndyCar race at Road America will begin at 5 p.m. on NBCSN.