Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - NASCAR on Wednesday revealed five new members
added to the roster of 25 nominees for the 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Ray Fox, Anne B. France, Wendell Scott, Ralph Seagraves and Rusty Wallace
joined 20 other nominees who have already been selected within the past three
Fox was an engine builder and team owner before serving as NASCAR's engine
inspector during the 1990's.
France, the wife of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., is the first female to be
nominated for induction into the Hall. She played a huge role in the family
business, serving as NASCAR's secretary and treasurer before moving into the
same roles at International Speedway Corporation.
Scott is the first African-American to be nominated for induction into the
NHOF as well as the first African-American to win a race in NASCAR's premier
series, doing so in December 1963 at Speedway Park in Jacksonville, FL.
Seagraves was a long-time top executive with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company who
helped NASCAR land sponsorship with its Winston brand for the Cup Series.
Wallace won the 1989 NASCAR Cup Series championship in 1989. His 55 career
victories currently rank him eighth on the series all-time race winners list.
Wallace presently serves as an analyst for ESPN's television coverage of
The rest of the nominees are: Buck Baker, Red Byron, Richard Childress, Jerry
Cook, H. Clay Earles, Tim Flock, Rick Hendrick, Jack Ingram, Bobby Isaac, Fred
Lorenzen, Cotton Owens, Raymond Parks, Benny Parsons, Les Richter, Fireball
Roberts, T. Wayne Robertson, Herb Thomas, Curtis Turner, Joe Weatherly and
A 21-member committee -- consisting of NASCAR officials and industry leaders
as well as owners/operators of current and historic racetracks -- determined
The 2013 induction class will be announced on May 23 at the NHOF in Charlotte.
Five inductees will be elected by the NHOF Voting Panel, which includes a
nationwide fan vote on NASCAR.com.
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