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Stewart, Franchitti, Schumacher head Motorsports HOF class

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti and NHRA legend Don Schumacher are among seven people chosen for induction into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.

The 2019 class was announced Friday at Daytona International Speedway.

The seven received the most votes from a list of 43 nominees from all walks of motorsports. The others chosen for induction are automotive and racing pioneer Augie Duesenberg, sports car engineer Phil Remington, motorcycle road-racing champion Kevin Schwantz and race queen Linda Vaughn.

The class will be enshrined during a ceremony in March.

Hall of Fame president Ron Watson says "deserving and dynamic" come to mind when he thinks about the class. He adds that "this group has won hundreds of races and dozens of championships in competition and the hearts and adoration of millions of race fans both at and away from the track."

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Updated July 6, 2018

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