NASCAR & Auto Racing

NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 nominees

The NASCAR Hall of Fame voting committee will elect the next five-man class Wednesday.

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.

Ray Evernham, three-time NASCAR premier series championship crew chief.

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.

Harry Hyde, 1970 NASCAR premier series championship crew chief.

Bobby Isaac, 1970 NASCAR premier series champion.

Alan Kulwicki, 1992 NASCAR premier series champion.

Terry Labonte, two-time NASCAR premier series champion.

Mark Martin, 96-time race winner in NASCAR national series competition.

Hershel McGriff, 1986 NASCAR West series champion.

Raymond Parks, NASCAR’s first champion car owner.

Benny Parsons, 1973 NASCAR premier series champion.

Larry Phillips, only five-time NASCAR weekly series national champion.

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.”

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

Nominees for the Landmark Award

Harold Brasington, founder of Darlington (S.C.) Speedway.

H. Clay Earles, founder of Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

Raymond Parks, NASCAR’s first champion car owner.

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

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

SOURCE: NASCAR

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