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Nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame, Class of 2013

Saturday, May. 19, 2012

Nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame, Class of 2013:

Buck Baker: First driver to win consecutive NASCAR premier (now Sprint Cup) series titles (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: Legendary engine builder and owner of cars driven by Buck Baker, Junior Johnson and others.

Anne Bledsoe France: Helped build the sport with husband Bill France Sr. The first woman to be nominated for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Rick Hendrick: 13-time car owner champion in NASCAR’s three national series.

Jack Ingram: Two-time NASCAR Busch (now Nationwide) Series champion and three-time Late Model Sportsman 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: 33 NASCAR premier (now Sprint Cup) series wins, including the 1962 Daytona 500.

T. Wayne Robertson: Helped raise NASCAR popularity as R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company senior VP.

Wendell Scott: Trailblazer was the first African-American NASCAR premier (now Sprint Cup) series race winner, and first to be nominated for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Ralph Seagraves: Formed groundbreaking Winston-NASCAR partnership as executive with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

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.

Joe Weatherly: Two-time NASCAR premier (now Sprint Cup) series champion.

Leonard Wood: Former crew chief for Wood Brothers, revolutionized pit stops.

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