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SMI executive Smith, 2-time Sprint Cup champion Labonte among group named to NASCAR Hall

  • The 2016 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, from left, Bruton Smith, Terry Labonte, Curtis Turner, Jerry Cook, and Bobby Isaac, is shown during an announcement at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    The 2016 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, from left, Bruton Smith, Terry Labonte, Curtis Turner, Jerry Cook, and Bobby Isaac, is shown during an announcement at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jerry Cook, right, is congratulated by Hall of Fame driver Ned Jarrett, left, after being named to the 2016 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame during an announcement at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

    Jerry Cook, right, is congratulated by Hall of Fame driver Ned Jarrett, left, after being named to the 2016 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame during an announcement at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)  (The Associated Press)

  • NASCAR CEO Brian France announces a member of the 2016 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, at the hall in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

    NASCAR CEO Brian France announces a member of the 2016 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, at the hall in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)  (The Associated Press)

Speedway Motorsports executive chairman Bruton Smith and two-time Sprint Cup champion Terry Labonte headed up the newest group of five headed to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

The others selected to the hall's seventh class were drivers NASCAR drivers Curtis Turner and Bobby Isaac. Modified series champion Jerry Cook was the final pick for the hall.

Smith's company owns eight tracks that host NASCAR events, including Charlotte Motor Speedway, site of this weekend's Coca-Cola 600. The fiery Smith forged his company in competition with International Speedway Corporation, owners of 12 tracks that host the majority of Sprint Cup races.

Labonte, known as "Texas Terry," won 22 races and NASCAR titles in 1984 and 1996.

Turner ran in NASCAR's first strictly stock race in 1949 and had 17 wins.