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25 Nominees Announced for NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - NASCAR officials announced the 25 people, nominated to battle it out for the first five spots in Charlotte's NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Following are the 25 individuals who have been nominated:

  • Bobby Allison, 1983 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and winner of 84 races
  • Buck Baker, first driver to win consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup championships
  • Red Byron, first NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, in 1949
  • Richard Childress, 11-time car owner champion in NASCAR's three national series
  • Dale Earnhardt, won record seven NASCAR Sprint Cup championships
  • Richie Evans, nine-time NASCAR Modified champion
  • Tim Flock, two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion
  • Bill France Jr., NASCAR president, chairman and CEO (1972-2003)
  • Bill France Sr., NASCAR founder and first president  (1948-1972)
  • Rick Hendrick, 11-time car owner champion in NASCAR's three national series
  • Ned Jarrett, two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion
  • Junior Johnson, 50 wins as a driver, 132 wins and six championships as an owner
  • Bud Moore, 63 wins and two NASCAR Sprint Cup titles as a car owner
  • Raymond Parks, NASCAR's first champion car owner
  • Benny Parsons, 1973 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion
  • David Pearson, 105 victories and three NASCAR Sprint Cup championships
  • Lee Petty, winner of first Daytona 500 and first three-time series champion
  • Richard Petty, 200 wins and seven NASCAR Sprint Cup titles - both records
  • Fireball Roberts, won 33 NASCAR Sprint Cup races, including the 1962 Daytona 500
  • Herb Thomas, first two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, 1951 and ‘53
  • Curtis Turner, first to win Daytona 500, Southern 500, Coca-Cola 600 in same year
  • Darrell Waltrip, winner of 84 races and three NASCAR Sprint Cup championships
  • Joe Weatherly, two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion
  • Glen Wood, as driver, laid foundation for Wood Brothers' future team success
  • Cale Yarborough, winner of three consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup titles, 1976-78

From that list, five inductees will be chosen via a process that includes a nationwide fan vote on NASCAR.COM; the inductees will be announced in October and honored next May at the new Hall of Fame facility in Charlotte, N.C.

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