TOP STORY NO. 12: NASCAR HALL OF FAME

Every sport has its Mount Rushmore. Every sport has a place to show off its greatest, except NASCAR. That reality is changing by the day, and then some, through the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which announced its first class in October. What happened?NASCAR unveiled its first Hall of Fame Class. Only five men would make the first cut; so, we knew the list would be legendary. Still, it strikes a little bit of awe to type Dale Earnhardt, Bill France, Bill France Jr., Junior Johnson and Richard Petty i ...

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NASCAR FAN HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

With much fanfare and buffalo wings, NASCAR announced its inaugural class for the Fan Hall of Fame today.  The ceremony took place at the Hooters just off the Huntersville exit on I-77.  This under-anticipated event, sadly, was overshadowed by Wednesday's induction of the first NASCAR Hall of Fame class down the road in downtown Charlotte. Here are the 2009 Fan Hall of Fame inductees:   Rich Turkman of Daytona, Fla.Rich "Wolfman" Turkman established himself as a ...

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NASCAR MOVIE CHARACTER HALL OF FAME

Today NASCAR announced the 25 nominees for its first Hall of Fame class. We expect to hear a lot of debate over the next few days over who made the list and who was left out. Not to be outdone, I would like to present an even more controversial list – the five nominees for the first NASCAR Movie Character Hall of Fame. This list was chosen by a jury of one – me. The rules are simple. The character has to appear in a movie about stock car racing. And the character has to have transcen ...

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