Steve Kinser Joining NMPA Hall Of Fame

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Steve Kinser has been elected to the NMPA Hall of Fame. (Adam Fenwick Photo)
Steve Kinser has been elected to the NMPA Hall of Fame. (Adam Fenwick Photo)

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Twenty-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Steve Kinser has been selected to join the National Motorsports Press Ass’n Hall of Fame as part of the two-man class of 2021.

He’ll be joined by two-time Daytona 500 winner and NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns, the induction ceremony will take place concurrently with the Class of 2022 on a date to be announced later.

Kinser won 20 championships in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series during a long and successful career. He collected 690 feature victories in World of Outlaws competition as well as a record 12 victories at the Knoxville Nationals.

Kinser logged a record 56 feature wins in 1987, including 46 of 69 World of Outlaw events. All told, he has 755 victories to his credit in sprint car competition.

Kinser and Earnhardt were selected on more than 65 percent of ballots cast by the National Motorsports Press Ass’n membership, the percentage necessary for inclusion in the NMPA Hall of Fame.

The NMPA Hall of Fame is located on the grounds of Darlington Raceway and has been in operation since 1965.

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