Wednesday, January 29, 2014

NASCAR Hall of Fame Top 10 Trivia


As this year's NASCAR HAll of Fame Induction Ceremony gets underway, check out some fun facts and trivia.
  1. Inductee Tim Flock won two NASCAR series championships in four years (1952 and 1955), and was the second driver to win multiple titles. (Herb Thomas was the first.)
  2. Inductee Jack Ingram earned the nickname "Iron Man" after running 1,750 miles in six races in five days in five states over Labor Day weekend in 1973.
  3. Inductee Dale Jarrett and father, Ned, and Lee and Richard Petty are the only father-son combinations to win premier series championships.
  4. Inductee Maurice Petty is the first engine builder elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame (NHOF).
  5. Many consider inductee Fireball Roberts to be the first superstar of NASCAR.
  6. The "Dean of American Motorsports," the late journalist and broadcaster Chris Economaki, will be honored tonight as the third recipient of the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence.
  7. There are four father-son combinations in the NASCAR Hall of Fame: Bill France Sr. and Bill France Jr.; Ned and Dale Jarrett; Lee and Richard Petty; Lee and Maurice Petty.
  8. Five inductees are enshrined into the NHOF annually.
  9. Twenty-five nominees are eligible for the NHOF each year.
  10. Under the new eligibility criteria, the following contemporary drivers are eligible for nomination to the NHOF: Norm Benning, Geoff Bodine, Derrike Cope, Rick Crawford, Bill Elliott, Bobby Gerhart, David Green, Mike Harmon, Ron Hornaday Jr., James Hylton, Terry Labonte, Mark Martin, Butch Miller, Ken Schrader, Mike Skinner, Morgan Shepherd and Brad Teague.

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