It's another big week for NASCAR in the Queen City.

Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET, the five individuals who will form the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will be announced, along with the winner of the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR.

Thursday, cars return to Charlotte Motor Speedway to prepare for Sunday night's Coca-Cola 600, the longest race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the Hisense 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race. The highlight of the day is a rare Thursday night qualifying session, which begins at 7 p.m. ET on FS1.

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Friday the track is dark, with no activities, but it's a day where many of the area teams plan fan activities at their shops.

Saturday features the final two Coca-Cola 600 practices at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., with qualifying for the Hisense 300 XFINITY race at 11:15 a.m., followed by the race itself at 2:30 p.m. All times are ET.

Following are the 20 nominees for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, listed alphabetically:

Buddy Baker, won 19 times in NASCAR's premier (now Sprint Cup) series, including the Daytona 500 and Southern 500.

Red Byron, first NASCAR premier series champion, in 1949.

Richard Childress, 11-time car owner champion in NASCAR's three national series.

Ray Evernham, three-time NASCAR premier series championship crew chief.

Ray Fox, legendary engine builder, crew chief and car owner.

Rick Hendrick, 14-time car owner champion in NASCAR's three national series.

Ron Hornaday, four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion.

Harry Hyde, 1970 NASCAR premier series championship crew chief.

Alan Kulwicki, 1992 NASCAR premier series champion.

Mark Martin, 96-time race winner in NASCAR national series competition.

Hershel McGriff, 1986 NASCAR west series champion.

Raymond Parks, NASCAR's first champion car owner.

Benny Parsons, 1973 NASCAR premier series champion.

Larry Phillips, only five-time NASCAR weekly series national champion.

Jack Roush, five-time car owner champion in NASCAR's three national series.

Ricky Rudd, won 23 times in NASCAR's premier series, including the 1997 Brickyard 400.

Ken Squier, legendary radio and television broadcaster; inaugural winner/namesake of Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence.

Mike Stefanik, winner of record-tying nine NASCAR championships.

Waddell Wilson, won three NASCAR premier series championships as an engine builder.

Robert Yates, won NASCAR premier series championship as both an engine builder and owner.

The nominees for the Landmark Award are:

H. Clay Earles, founder of Martinsville Speedway.

Janet Guthrie, the first female to compete in a NASCAR premier series superspeedway race.

Raymond Parks, NASCAR's first champion car owner.

Ralph Seagraves, formed groundbreaking Winston-NASCAR partnership as executive with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

Ken Squier, legendary radio and television broadcaster; inaugural winner and co-namesake of Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence.