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Who makes it into the NASCAR Hall of Fame?

Posted on: July 3, 2009 9:06 am
Edited on: July 3, 2009 9:22 am
 
The 25 nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame were announced last night. So which five make it in as the inaugural class? The list is below, if you aren't sure who all of them are, here is a link to the article on NASCAR.com that talks about each driver.

http://www.nascar.com/news/features
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Bobby Allison
Buck Baker
Red Byron
Richard Childress
Dale Earnhardt
Richie Evans
Tim Flock
Bill France Jr.
William H.G. France
Rick Hendrick
Ned Jarrett
Junior Johnson
Bud Moore
Raymond Parks
Benny Parsons
David Pearson
Lee Petty
Richard Petty
Fireball Roberts
Herb Thomas
Curtis Turner
Darrell Waltrip
Joe Weatherly
Glen Wood
Cale Yarborough


Comments

Since: Dec 22, 2007
Posted on: July 6, 2009 12:18 pm
 

Who makes it into the NASCAR Hall of Fame?

I can't believe the man who saved the Grand National series is not on the list, Ralph Seagraves, RJR, he turned Nascar into the Winston Cup... and what it was, before the " New Generation" of politicly correctness hit the scene !
Guess he worked for a tabacco co. and " Thats Bad " lol ..



Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: July 5, 2009 6:09 pm
 

Who makes it into the NASCAR Hall of Fame?

LOCKS
Bill France Sr
Richard Petty

PROBABLE
Dale Earnhardt
David Pearson

LAST ONE IN
Cale Yarborough

LAST ONE OUT
Bobby Allison (Cale had a better record than Bobby head-to-head)

For the record, I think they should put 10 in the first year...



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: July 4, 2009 10:40 am
 

Who makes it into the NASCAR Hall of Fame?

Just read your comment, Mikey.  Chris Economaki should be on the list.

NASCAR is about 40 years late in getting this started but they decided they need to manufacture enthusiasm.  The guys that helped build the series will be ignored.



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: July 4, 2009 10:34 am
 

Who makes it into the NASCAR Hall of Fame?

Who WILL make it is different than who I think should make it. 

Bill France Sr.
Richard Petty
Dale Earnhardt
Darrell Waltrip
Cale Yarborough

Who SHOULD make it will never happen
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Bill France Sr.
Richard Petty
Herb Thomas
David Pearson
Dale Earnhardt



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: July 4, 2009 10:17 am
 

Who makes it into the NASCAR Hall of Fame?

I am going to say this about the list and I may catch some flack about it, but it wouldn't be the first time I caught flack about a subject would it. 


There are two people on that list that I don't believe belong on it.

They are:

Richard Childress and Rick Hendrick

While very successful owners and maybe 10 to 15 years down the road maybe they should be considered, But not now.   I would think  that a writer like Chrs Economaki and maybe a Dale Inman, Krik Shelmerdine, Waddel Wilson, any number of crew chiefs  that won championships that I'd  put before Richared or  Rick.  At least  Richard  drove while Rick  got into  the sport for the money and  maybe some for the  love of the sport. 



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: July 3, 2009 10:29 pm
 

Who makes it into the NASCAR Hall of Fame?

I'm just sticking with guy's who actually drove.

1. Richard Petty

2. David Pearson

3. Junior Johnson

4. Dale Earnhardt

5. Darrell Waltrip



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 3, 2009 9:13 pm
 

Who makes it into the NASCAR Hall of Fame?

Mikey, I find it hard to argue against just about everybody on the list of 25. I went with the guy who started it, the two drivers with the most championhsips, an owner, and a broadcaster. Just picking 5 wasn't easy.



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: July 3, 2009 6:17 pm
 

Who makes it into the NASCAR Hall of Fame?

Section, while I don't think Dale Sr. should go in on the First ballot I cannot fault you for putting him there.  I forgot my David Pearson in my top 10 and he should be there probably before Senior and Waltrip. 

The only fault I found with the list was they left Chris Economaki off the list.  He should have been there as the lead Journalist that kept the public somewhat abreast as to what was going on in the Racing world. 



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: July 3, 2009 5:58 pm
 

Who makes it into the NASCAR Hall of Fame?

Richard Petty - Didn't get the nickname the King for Nothing

Lee Petty - First winner at Daytona Superspeedway, 3 time champion, one of the sports Pioneers

Junior Johnson - 50 wins as a driver, 6 championships as an owner

Brian France Sr. - Founder of NASCAR

Herb Thomas - Sports first 2 time champion and helped to break the ground for the sport.


Runner ups:

Brian France Jr. - Took over for his daddy and brought the sport forward

Benny Parsons - Brought RJ Reynolds and Winston into the sport

Dale Earnhardt Sr. - 7 time champion

Darrell Waltrip - Brought the sport to the limelight as far as television and the first to bring a souviner trailer to the race and start selling T-Shirts

Bobby Allison - Raced for 4 decades. 



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 3, 2009 9:16 am
 

Who makes it into the NASCAR Hall of Fame?

Here is the top 5 for me. I chose a founder, 2 drivers, an owner, and a television broadcaster
WILLIAM H.G. FRANCE - Has to make it, without Big Bill there is no NASCAR.

RICHARD PETTY - The King, 200 wins and 7 Championships nuff said

DALE EARNHARDT - 7 Championships speaks for itself. He goes in fittingly as #3. I know some will poo poo this selection, but it is my choice.

JUNIOR JOHNSON - Successful as a driver with 50 wins, and success as an owner.

BENNY PARSONS - Had a successful career as a driver, and became one of the best commentators.


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