This week the 54 members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame will whittle down their list of the next possible Hall of Fame inductees, of which there are currently 20, and choose the five that will join some of the greatest names in the sport. This year 14 drivers are on the ballot, which is a fairly high number. Of them, which ones would you choose? Here are the names, and the claims to fame that they hold.
- Red Byron — first NASCAR driver to win the Strictly Stock championship
- Jerry Cook — career total of 342 wins; six-time NASCAR Modified champion
- Tim Flock — career total of 39 wins; has won the NASCAR premier series championship twice
- Jack Ingram — career total of 31 wins; has won the NASCAR Busch (now Nationwide) Championship twice; three-time Late Model Sportsman champ
- Bobby Isaac — career total of 37 wins and 49 poles; 1970 Cup champion
- Dale Jarrett — career total of 32 wins; winner of the 1999 Cup Championship
- Fred Lorenzen — career total of 26 wins; most notably in only 158 starts
- Benny Parsons — career total of 21 wins; winner of the 1973 Cup Championship
- Larry Philiips — career total of 226 wins; five-time winner of NASCAR Weekly Series
- Fireball Roberts — career total of 33 wins
- Wendell Scott — first owner/driver to win in NASCAR’s Cup series
- Curtis Turner — career total of 17 wins
- Joe Weatherly — career total of 25 wins; 1953 Modified champ
- Rex White — career total of 28 wins; premier series champ in 1960
Who would you like to see entered into the Hall of Fame? Is your favorite driver among the potential inductees?