Veteran NASCAR crew chief and four-time sprint car championship driver Frankie Kerr will be inducted this weekend into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa.
Kerr, who won Sprint Car Series championships as a driver in 1991, 1993, 1994 and 1997, is part of the Hall’s 27th induction class.
Kerr currently serves as crew chief for the No. 44 TriStar Motorsports Zachry Toyota of J.J. Yeley.
Due to his induction, Kerr will not be in attendance for Saturday’s first-ever Xfinity race at Pocono Raceway, the Pocono Green 250.
No. 44 team car chief Bryan Smith and engineer Jeff Kirkendall will serve as Kerr’s replacements.
“We are fortunate to have Frankie at TriStar”, says Mark Smith, owner of TriStar Motorsports. “His knowledge and experience as a driver and Crew Chief are very valuable to our team.
“We congratulate him on this honor and are proud his accomplishments are being recognized.”