NSCS: 2013 Hall of Fame nominees announced

April 11, 2012 No Comments

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The 25 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s 2013 class were announced Wednesday night during SPEED’s NASCAR Race Hub. Nominees for the class include stars on the track from NASCAR’s early days, to legendary promoters and broadcasters in the 60-plus year history of the sport.

20 of the drivers in the 2013 class are repeat nominees from the 2012 class. By saying that, five names were added to the list of people with the chance to have their legacies enshrined in NASCAR’s Hall of Fame.

Voting for the 2013 class for the NASCAR Hall of Fame begins April 11, and closes May 16, 2012 at midnight.

Nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s 2013 class 

Buck Baker (NASCAR’s first back-to-back champion)

Red Byron (NASCAR’s first champion)

Richard Childress (Winner of 11 championships in NASCAR’s top three series)

Jerry Cook (A six-time champion in NASCAR’s modified division)

H. Clay Earles (The founder of Martinsville Speedway)

Tim Flock  (Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion. Won 21 percent of his starts in NASCAR’s top level)

Rick Hendrick (199-time car winning car owner in NASCAR’s top level)

Jack Ingram (Two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series champion. Third on the all-time win list in NNS)

Bobby Isaac (1970 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion)

Fred Lorenzen (26 career NASCAR Sprint Cup races)

Cotton Owens (Car owner for the 1966 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, David Pearson)

Raymond Parks (NASCAR’s first championship winning car owner)

Benny Parsons (21-time NASCAR Sprint Cup race winner, 1973 champion, highly regarding NASCAR analyst)

Les Richter (Former NASCAR executive)

Fireball Roberts (33-time NASCAR Sprint Cup race winner)

T. Wayne Robertson (Senior VP for R.J. Reynolds’ Winston brand)

Herb Thomas (NASCAR’s first two-time champion)

Curtis Turner (Known as the “Babe Ruth of stock car racing”)

Joe Weatherly (Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion)

Leonard Wood (Famed member of the Wood Brothers. Helped revolutionize the modern day pit stop)

Ray Fox (Legendary engine builder)

Anne B. France (Promoter and wife of Bill France Sr.)

Ralph Seagraves (Formed the Winston-NASCAR partnership)

Rusty Wallace (1989 Sprint Cup champion, 55-time Sprint Cup race winner)

Wendell Scott (Trailblazer, NASCAR’s first African American race winner)

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