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The 25 Hall nominees for 2013

ThatsRacin.com report
Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2012

The 25 nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2013, announced Wednesday evening:

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.

Ray Fox, former NASCAR owner, engine builder and official.

Anne B. France, first secretary and treasurer of NASCAR, wife of founder Bill France Sr.

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.

Ralph Seagraves, former president of R.J. Reynolds who introduced corporate sponsorship to NASCAR’s premiere series.

Wendell Scott, first African-American to win a NASCAR premier series event.

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.”

Rusty Wallace, 1989 NASCAR premier (now Sprint Cup) series champion, 55 wins, 36 poles.

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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