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NASCAR Hall of Fame: Buck Baker personifies tough-as-nails winner

Posted at 7:32pm on Feb. 4, 2013

Working as a promoter at the old Southern States Fairgrounds in Charlotte, Buck Baker figured the best way to attract the top drivers was to offer an enticement for them to beat the best racer at the track. So, that’s what he did. He offered a bounty – on himself.

Rusty Wallace: A popular, charging champion

Posted at 7:32pm on Feb. 4, 2013

Making his first Cup start and driving a Chevrolet fielded by Roger Penske, Rusty Wallace finished second in the Atlanta 500 on March 16, 1980.

Herb Thomas: Humble man, hard racer

Posted at 7:32pm on Feb. 4, 2013

"I ran with some of the best drivers ever – Lee Petty, Buck Baker and the Flock brothers," Herb Thomas said. "We raced hard and had a good time doing it."

Cotton Owens: NASCAR Hall royalty

Posted at 7:32pm on Feb. 4, 2013

After serving in the Navy during World War II, Cotton Owens began racing in 1950 and became known as "The King Of The Modifieds," scoring approximately 100 feature wins.

NASCAR Hall of Fame rolls out summer specials

Posted at 6:36pm on Jun. 5, 2012

Officials at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte believe they've found cures for the common summer.

Rusty Wallace leads new NASCAR Hall class

Posted at 7:19pm on May. 23, 2012

Sprint Cup champion Rusty Wallace heads the group of five picked for the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Hall voters should honor NASCAR pioneers

Posted at 7:16pm on Jul. 3, 2012

Scott Fowler: If any of NASCAR’s Hall of Fame voters thought picking the members of the first three classes was just too hard, they might as well skip voting in Charlotte on Wednesday.

Hall to honor 5 more

Posted at 11:05pm on May. 16, 2012

Jim Utter: Next week, five more members will be selected by voters for the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Wendell Scott, Wallace headline Hall field

Posted at 1:07am on Apr. 12, 2012

Wendell Scott and Rusty Wallace lead the list of nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013.

NASCAR Hall of Fame losses are slowing

Posted at 11:08pm on Feb. 8, 2012

Attendance at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in December was 15,428 people, down only slightly from the 16,136 people who visited in December 2010.

NASCAR Hall inducts first, best crew chief

Posted at 1:29pm on Jan. 22, 2012

Tom Sorensen: The great crew chiefs make consistently good calls. On Friday night, NASCAR made one, too. NASCAR inducted its third Hall of Fame class, and its first crew chief.

Pearson on Cotton Owens

Posted at 12:11am on May. 6, 2013

Jim Utter: Hall of Famer David Pearson has known Cotton Owens for a long time. "I always pulled for him before I ever started racing."

NASCAR Preview 2012 set for convention center

Posted at 1:30pm on Jan. 22, 2012

More than 50 drivers from the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Truck series will appear at the inaugural NASCAR Preview 2012 Presented by Sprint Saturday at the Charlotte Convention Center.

Five more NASCAR greats inducted into Hall of Fame

Posted at 11:31pm on Jan. 20, 2012

Each of the five NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees has left an indelible mark on the sport to which they have devoted their lives.

Slideshow: NASCAR's 2012 Hall of Fame induction

Posted at 9:53pm on Jun. 20, 2013

Racing legends honored at Friday night's 2012 induction ceremony at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte.

NASCAR bash: Meet drivers, sip moonshine

Posted at 9:03am on Jan. 20, 2012

Ever met a NASCAR Hall of Famer? Your chance is coming this weekend.

The 2012 NASCAR Hall of Fame class

Posted at 7:19pm on Jan. 19, 2012

The five racers who make up the 2012 Class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Tom Higgins: Inman made the winning call

Posted at 1:21pm on Jan. 22, 2012

Tom Higgins: To change tires or not to change tires? Dale Inman's answer set up a dramatic Daytona 500 win and an emotional celebration.

The 25 Hall nominees for 2013

Posted at 10:28pm on Apr. 11, 2012

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

Slideshow: NASCAR Hall's Class of 2012

Posted at 9:53pm on Jun. 20, 2013

Stage is set at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte for five more racing legends to be enshrined.

'Jaws' puts clamps on spot in NASCAR Hall of Fame

Posted at 12:14am on Jan. 20, 2012

Perhaps had Darrell Waltrip not come along when he did, spewing tire smoke and attitude when he came out of Owensboro, Ky., big-time stock-car racing would have been forced to create him.

Evans long ruled the Modified realm

Posted at 12:12am on Jan. 20, 2012

The first three classes of NASCAR’s Hall of Fame mostly have been reserved for the giants of the sport’s top series – men with names like Earnhardt, Petty, Pearson and France.

November among hall's better months in 2011

Posted at 10:39pm on Jan. 11, 2012

The NASCAR Hall of Fame had 15,189 visitors in November, down 18 percent compared with the same month in 2010.

NASCAR bash: Meet drivers, sip moonshine

Posted at 8:59am on Jan. 20, 2012

Ever met a NASCAR Hall of Famer? Your chance is coming this weekend.

High heels step over to NASCAR Plaza

Posted at 9:43am on Sep. 7, 2011

Charlotte-based online footwear retailer Heels.com is moving its headquarters to the NASCAR Plaza office building, a major tenant-signing for the building that was foreclosed on last year.

Waltrip, Yarborough hear beckon of NASCAR's hall

Posted at 9:43am on Jun. 15, 2011

The NASCAR Hall of Fame's Class of 2012 is built on pure performance.

Seven halls in seven days

Posted at 1:04am on Aug. 13, 2011

It’s a guys’ week for two Florida men – seven halls of fame in seven days, ending Friday at the NASCAR shrine in Charlotte.

Five named to NASCAR Hall

Posted at 7:50pm on Jul. 13, 2011

This year's inductees to the NASCAR Hall of Fame: Darrell Waltrip, Richie Evans, Dale Inman, Glen Wood and Cale Yarborough.

More cuts coming for NASCAR hall?

Posted at 7:11pm on Jul. 13, 2011

Attendance at the NASCAR Hall of Fame fell nearly 40 percent in June compared with the same month a year ago, a development that could bring more cost-cutting to the city-owned hall.

NASCAR Hall's 2nd class strictly 1st class

Posted at 8:37pm on May. 27, 2011

There were laughs. There were tears. And there were a lot of stories. It was another induction at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Visits to Hall of Fame fall in October

Posted at 2:39pm on Dec. 14, 2011

Attendance at the NASCAR Hall of Fame fell in October by 30 percent compared with the same month in 2010.

Hall's visitor count down again

Posted at 7:17pm on Oct. 12, 2011

The NASCAR Hall of Fame lost $177,450 in August on attendance of 16,703 people, according to financial information released Wednesday by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority.

Turnout, projections diverge at NASCAR Hall

Posted at 10:38pm on Jun. 8, 2011

Attendance at the NASCAR Hall of Fame fell 30 percent in May 2011 compared with the same month a year earlier – the first year-over-year comparison for the city-owned attraction.

School supply drive back at NASCAR Hall

Posted at 4:12pm on Jul. 22, 2011

The NASCAR Hall of Fame will collect school supplies for Classroom Central Aug. 6-14.

NASCAR Hall to enshrine five fast masters

Posted at 10:50pm on May. 22, 2011

If the inaugural group in the NASCAR Hall Fame appeared more of a “founder’s class,” this year’s five inductees could be described as figures who helped build stock car racing – both on the track and off.

This class gets down to the nitty gritty

Posted at 3:10pm on May. 21, 2011

Scott Fowler: There are a lot of things to like about the second NASCAR Hall of Fame class to be inducted in Charlotte, but one of the simplest is this: It focuses on speed, not money.

Bobby Allison: Stubborn streak carried him far

Posted at 3:28pm on May. 21, 2011

Bobby Allison, 73 years old with a slight limp and a thick head of silver-gray hair, is sitting in a Cracker Barrel restaurant just off Interstate 77 nursing a cup of coffee that he's turned tan by adding cream and sugar.

Winning percentage would've made Pearson the Prince

Posted at 3:27pm on May. 21, 2011

If you're lucky, and you hit the right Carolinas dirt track on the right summer night, you might look out on the oval and see a driver with silver hair and a '37 flathead Ford.

Bud Moore's tough ways fostered victories

Posted at 3:34pm on May. 21, 2011

Gen. George C. Patton would have been proud of Bud Moore. Through five decades, Moore commanded his NASCAR teams in the same manner Patton led his troops in World War II.

Pioneer Lee Petty was chasing the money – and he caught it, too

Posted at 3:20pm on May. 21, 2011

A NASCAR racing legacy was born out of necessity and it became the family business.