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Legendary INDYCAR SERIES team owner Carl Haas was one of seven 2025 inductees announced April 19 for the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA).

The 37th Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Induction Celebration presented by Toyota Racing, which will formally present the Class of '25 into the Hall of Fame, will be held March 10-11, 2025, in the MSHFA's home in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Best known for his multiple-championship-winning Newman/Haas Racing INDYCAR SERIES team and Formula 5000, Can-Am and Super Vee titles, Haas also fielded an American Formula One effort.

Chicago native Haas, who passed away in 2016, began racing sports cars in 1952, giving up driving in the ‘60s to focus on team ownership and related businesses. In 1967, he became U.S. importer for Lola cars and Hewland gearboxes. In 1983, he formed Newman/Haas Racing with 2024 MSHFA inductee Paul Newman, which won INDYCAR SERIES titles with Mario Andretti in 1984, Mario's son Michael in 1991, former F1 champ Nigel Mansell in 1993, Cristiano da Matta in 2002 and then four-straight crowns with Sébastien Bourdais (2004-'07).

In 1985, Haas ran the Beatrice F1 team, using a Lola-designed chassis. Haas served on CART's Board of Governors and retired as chair of SCCA Pro Racing in 2001. With 11 titles over three decades, USA Today called him one of the "most powerful men in the history of auto racing."

Other members of the Class of ’25 include the founder of the driving school of champions Skip Barber (Sports Cars), the rider tied for the most Daytona 200 wins ever Miguel Duhamel (Motorcycles), the towering figure in racing and hot-rodding, the “Camfather” himself, 102-year-old Ed Iskenderian (At Large), three-time Daytona 500 and two-time Brickyard 400 winner and insightful commentator Dale Jarrett (Stock Cars), the all-time leader in Top Fuel wins and championships, “The Sarge” Tony Schumacher (Drag Racing), and off-road racing legend and multi-time Baja 1000 winner Bill Stroppe (Off Road). Two additional Historic Category inductees will be announced this summer.

The unveiling was made in Long Beach, California, during the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach by MSHFA President George Levy, who was joined by American auto racing legend Mario Andretti (MSHFA Class of 1990) and inductee Barber, who represented the Class of '25 and its six other "Heroes of Horsepower" confirmed so far to be ushered into the MSHFA next March.

Each of the MSHFA’s inductees is elected by a straight vote of 200-plus motorsports experts — half of them inductees themselves. Regular voters include Andretti, Don Garlits (MSHFA Class of 1989), Chip Ganassi (MSHFA Class of 2016), Tom D’Eath (MSHFA Class of 2000), Scott Parker (MSHFA Class of 2009), Richard Petty (MSHFA Class of 1989), Don Prudhomme (MSHFA Class of 1991), Rusty Wallace (MSHFA Class of 2014) and other titans of the sport.

Andretti shared memories of his former team owner Haas just over a month after formally presenting his other boss, Newman, into the Hall at this year's induction celebration. Together, Newman and Haas were partners in Newman/Haas Racing, one of the most successful teams in INDYCAR SERIES history, winning eight championships and 107 races between 1983 and 2011.