A look at the 20 nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2015

May 20, 2014 

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Bill Elliott, former Cup series champion, two-time Daytona 500 winner and 16-time most popular driver, is on the NASCAR Hall of Fame ballot for the first time. He’s one of 20 who will be considered Wednesday for the Class of 2015.

CHRISTOPHER A. RECORD

Voting for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2015 is Wednesday. The 20 nominees for induction, listed alphabetically:

Buddy Baker, won 19 times in NASCAR’s premier (now Sprint Cup) series, including the Daytona 500 and Southern 500.

Red Byron, first NASCAR premier series champion, in 1949.

Richard Childress, 11-time car owner champion in NASCAR’s three national series.

Jerry Cook, six-time NASCAR Modified champion.

Bill Elliott, 1988 premier series champion, two-time Daytona 500 winner and 16-time Most Popular Driver.

Ray Fox, legendary engine builder and owner of cars driven by Buck Baker, Junior Johnson and others.

Rick Hendrick, 14-time car owner champion in NASCAR’s three national series.

Bobby Isaac, 1970 NASCAR premier series champion.

Terry Labonte, Two-time NASCAR premier series champion.

Fred Lorenzen, 26 wins and winner of the Daytona 500 and World 600.

Raymond Parks, NASCAR’s first champion car owner.

Benny Parsons, 1973 NASCAR premier series champion.

Larry Phillips, only five-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion.

Wendell Scott, First African-American NASCAR premier series race winner, and first to be nominated for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

O. Bruton Smith, builder of Charlotte Motor Speedway and architect of Speedway Motorsports Inc.

Mike Stefanik, winner of record-tying nine NASCAR championships.

Curtis Turner, early personality, called the “Babe Ruth of stock car racing.”

Joe Weatherly, two-time NASCAR premier series champion.

Rex White, 1960 NASCAR premier series champion.

Robert Yates, won NASCAR premier series championship as an engine builder and an owner.

The five nominees for the inaugural Landmark Award:

H. Clay Earles, founder of Martinsville Speedway.

Anne Bledsoe France, helped build the sport with husband Bill France Sr. Affectionately known as “Annie B.,” she is the first woman to be nominated for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Raymond Parks, NASCAR’s first champion car owner.

Ralph Seagraves, formed groundbreaking Winston-NASCAR partnership as executive with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

Ken Squier, legendary radio and television broadcaster; inaugural winner/namesake of Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence.

Source: NASCAR

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