The NASCAR Hall of Fame named Chad Knaus, Jimmie Johnson and Donnie Allison to its 2024 class. Janet Guthrie is their Landmark Award winner.
This is the first time the Hall nominated Knaus, Johnson and Allison.
Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson won 81 Cup Series races and a record-tying seven championships from 2002-18. Those seven titles including five-straight from 2006-10.
There were eight other Modern Ballot nominees. They are Neil Bonnett, Tim Brewer, Jeff Burton, Carl Edwards, Harry Gant, Harry Hyde, Larry Phillips and Ricky Rudd.
Donnie Allison won the 1967 Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors and was a part of the famed Alabama Gang. He the 1979 Daytona finish.
There were four other Pioneer Ballot nominees: Sam Ard, AJ Foyt, Banjo Matthews and Ralph Moody.
The Hall is honoring Janet Guthrie for her significant contributions to NASCAR’s growth and esteem. Guthrie was the first woman to compete in a NASCAR Cup Series superspeedway race. She also inspired other women to get into racing in the coming decades as she also competed in open wheel racing.
Other nominees were Les Richter, Alvin Hawkins, Lesa France Kennedy and Dr. Joseph Mattioli.
A ceremony will honor Guthrie, Knaus, Allison and Johnson, Jan. 19, 2024 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte.