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2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees list announced

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Everyone figured that Mark Martin would be on the NASCAR Hall of Fame ballot in his first year of eligibility (2014).

Martin, winner of 96 NASCAR races in all divisions, failed to make the ballot.

The ballot does include Bill Elliott and Terry Labonte, a pair of Cup champions along with Mike Stefanik and Buddy Baker. Engine builder and team owner Robert Yates also was nominated.

Reports say NASCAR Hall of Fame is losing money

NASCAR Hall of Fame (photo by Flame37fighter via wikipedia commons)

There are news reports that are saying that the NASCAR Hall of Fame lost $1.6 million in the fiscal year that ended two months ago in June.

However, the Charlotte, North Carolina tourism officials think that the Hall’s finances will improve in the future.

Hall of Fame attendance in its first year was 272,000.

In the second year, the gate fell off to just under 198,000.

In the fiscal year that just ended in June, the attendance was around 177,000.

Newspaper reports say that debt comes from construction loans and royalties to NASCAR. The operating loss of $900,000 was paid for by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority from reserves.

NASCAR inducts 2012 Hall class


NASCAR Hall of Fame (photo by Flame37fighter via wikipedia commons)

The NASCAR Hall of Fame welcomed its most diverse class on Friday night.

Dale Inman became the first crew chief inducted into the hall. He was introduced by Richard Petty, a seven-time NASCAR champion and a member of the first hall class.

Inman was Petty’s crew chief for all eight titles and won an eighth with Terry Labonte.

The third Hall of Fame class also included team owner Glen Wood, three-time NASCAR champions Darrell Waltrip and Cale Yarborough and modified driver Richie Evans, who was killed in a 1985 accident at Martinsville Speedway. will feature a different member this week on the website.


Info compiled from NASCAR news, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Radio & TV news

“The Gentleman” Ned Jarrett to serve as Brickyard 400 grand marshal


INDIANAPOLIS — 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Ned Jarrett will serve as the grand marshal of the Brickyard 400 presented by

Jarrett won NASCAR Sprint Cup championships in 1961 and 1965 and 50 races during his illustrious career. He was named one of NASCAR’s “50 Greatest Drivers” in 1998.

Ned Jarrett broadcasting on MRN Radio (photo by Ted Van Pelt via wikipedia commons)

Jarrett has also shined as a member of the media, attracting fans to NASCAR through his work as a television and radio broadcaster during three decades of substantial growth for one of America’s favorite sports.

Jarrett’s son, Dale, won the Brickyard 400 in 1996 and 1999 and also claimed the Sprint cup championship in 1999.

The 78-year-old Jarrett, known as “The Gentleman” garnered 239 top 10 finishes, 35 pole positions, raced in 352 events over 13 years and is inducted into 9 Halls of Fame across the United States.


compiled from staff, IMS & NASCAR news

Yarborough, Waltrip headed to NASCAR Hall of Fame

NASCAR Hall of Fame (courtesy of NASCAR)

The NASCAR Hall of Fame has called the names of Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip.

The Championship-drivers are getting in on their third try, headlining the third five-member class. They’re joined by eight-time series champion crew chief Dale Inman, nine-time Modified champion Richie Evans and pioneering driver and owner Glen Wood.

Cale Yarborough ran 560 races over 31 years in the NASCAR series. He won 83 races, finished 319 times in the top-10 and had 70 poles. The 72-year-old South Carolina native was the first NASCAR driver to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine.

64-year-old Kentucky native Darrell Waltrip ran 809 races over 29 years. He won 84 races, earned 390 top 10′s and had 59 poles.


Info courtesy of NASCAR, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Radio & TV news


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