Who Gets My Vote For NASCAR’s 2015 Hall of Fame Class?

NASCAR fans, you have a voice! Fan voting has opened for the 2015 class for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Who sould join the ranks of Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, David Pearson and Big Bill France? This year's fan ballot offers an array of choices that include everyone from Red Byron to Rick Hendrick. This is by no means a media member telling you how you should vote; I am merely sharing my ballot and my reasons why. It would also be interesting to hear what your ballot looks like if you ch ...

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KULWICKI AND ALLISON LEFT LASTING LEGACIES ON AND OFF TRACK

CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ The NASCAR Hall of Fame was abuzz Saturday afternoon as NASCAR personalities, media members and fans gathered inside the Great Hall for the unveiling of their newest exhibit: Short Careers, Lasting Legacy. The exhibit included the cars of the late Tim Richmond, Davey Allison and Alan Kulwicki and also featured team owners Bondy Long and Carl Kiekaefer, as well as drivers Billy and Bobby Myers and fourth generation driver Adam Petty. Each of these men left their mark on NASCAR, ...

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RICHIE EVANS GONE 25 YEARS

Where were you on Oct. 24, 1985? I can recall my entire day. Racers with a connection to NASCAR’s Modified division could probably tell you the same thing.I was in high school and came home in the late afternoon after football practice. I was in my room when my dad called down the hallway to “come here. A racer had died.”My father was watching our local news broadcast on television. By the time I walked to where I could see, a commercial break had already begun. Dad said they h ...

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HALL OF FAME SNUB HURTS WALTRIP’S FEELINGS

I know. I had the same reaction, too. Darrell Waltrip has feelings? Yes. Yes, he does. And they are hurt. He took to Twitter to discuss his "pity party." Waltrip hurt by Hall of Fame snub (AP) ...

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STEWART, GORDON, JOHNSON WILL BE IN THE HALL OF FAME SOMEDAY

Which current drivers will one day be enshrined in the NASCAR Hall of Fame? SI.com's Brant James writes that Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon are in for sure. Matt Kenseth? Kurt Busch? Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s beard? Just have to wait and see.   JJ, Stewart, Gordon all deserve spots in the Hall of Fame (SI.com) ...

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EMOTIONS RULE THE DAY AT HALL OF FAME

CHARLOTTE _ On Sunday, the pageantry and formal wear of the red carpet was mixed with the t-shirts and hats of race fans as the NASCAR Hall of Fame prepared to formally induct its first class of honorees – Bill France Sr., Richard Petty, Bill France Jr., Junior Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Sr. These were the men that built and grew the sport from a hodgepodge of local racers to an international multi-billion dollar industry. They gave the sport character and provided the fans a hero to cheer ...

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NASCAR HALL OF FAME OPEN FOR BUSINESS

CHARLOTTE _ After years of planning and preparation, the doors have finally opened at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. On an overcast and cool morning, fans, dignitaries, and some of the motorsport’s biggest names gathered to commemorate the top-of-the-line $195 million facility. The pomp and circumstance of Tuesday’s event saw NASCAR Hall of Fame executives thank their partners, allowed politicians to press the economic impact on the area and offered fans a brief glimpse at some of the thei ...

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ARTIFACT STOLEN FROM NASCAR HALL OF FAME

CHARLOTTE _ As crews worked to prepare for Tuesday’s grand opening of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, it appears one security guard overstepped his boundaries. NASCAR Hall of Fame executive director Winston Kelley confirmed on Tuesday that an item had been stolen from one of their off-site storage facilities. After learning of the breach, the use of the temporary off-site facility was shut down and the search for the culprit was underway. Within two days a security guard confessed to stealing the ...

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A SNEAK PEEK AT THE NASCAR HALL OF FAME

CHARLOTTE _ One week before the official grand opening, I had the chance to take a sneak peek at the long-awaited NASCAR Hall of Fame located in the heart of Charlotte. After years of anticipation, planning and construction, the final pieces are now in place and ready for the public. The first stop along the journey in the hall is the High Octane Theater. Before heading into the theater to see the film, visitors register their ‘Hard Card’ in the computer. This allows them to interact ...

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OLD SCHOOL MEETS NEW SCHOOL

RICHMOND, Va. _ Less than a month before the grand opening of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the legendary Junior Johnson sat down with a group of reporters from the NASCAR Citizens Journalist Media Corps on Saturday at the Richmond International Raceway. A member of the inaugural class of Hall of Fame inductees, Johnson has been a leading figure in the sport since its very inception. Running from the law as a bootlegger in Wilkes County, N.C. taught a young Johnson how to handle a car, how to find sp ...

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