Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Who else gets nominated for the NASCAR Hall of Fame?

   NASCAR releases the list of 25 people nominated for the 2013 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame today. Most of the list is familiar - beginning with 20 of the 25 who did not get in last year. Only five new names will added today.

   Here are the nominees who did not make the 2012 Class:
   -Buck Baker,first driver to win consecutive NASCAR premier (now Sprint Cup) series championships (1956-57)
   -Red Byron, first NASCAR premier (now Sprint Cup) series champion, in 1949
   -Richard Childress, 11-time car owner champion in NASCAR’s three national series
   -Jerry Cook, six-time NASCAR Modified champion
   -H. Clay Earles, founder of Martinsville Speedway
   -Tim Flock, two-time NASCAR premier (now Sprint Cup) series champion
   -Rick Hendrick, 13-time car owner champion in NASCAR’s three national series
   -Jack Ingram, two-time NASCAR Busch (now Nationwide) Series champion
   -Bobby Isaac, 1970 NASCAR premier (now Sprint Cup) series champion
   -Fred Lorenzen, 26 wins and winner of the Daytona 500 and World 600
   -Cotton Owens, driver-owner, won 1966 owner championship with David Pearson
   -Raymond Parks, NASCAR’s first champion car owner
   -Benny Parsons, 1973 NASCAR premier (now Sprint Cup) series champion
   -Les Richter, former NASCAR executive; former president of Riverside International Raceway
   -Fireball Roberts, won 33 NASCAR premier (now Sprint Cup) series races, including the 1962 Daytona 500
   -T. Wayne Robertson, helped raise NASCAR popularity as R.J. Reynolds Senior VP
   -Herb Thomas, first two-time NASCAR premier (now Sprint Cup) series champion, 1951, ’53
   -Curtis Turner, early personality, called the “Babe Ruth of stock car racing”
   -Joe Weatherly, two-time NASCAR premier (now Sprint Cup) series champion
   -Leonard Wood, part-owner and former crew chief for Wood Brothers, revolutionized pit stops

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