On Wednesday night, NASCAR announced the 25 nominees for the 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class. The nominees consist of 20 names who were up for consideration last year as well as five newcomers to the list. The newcomers are Dale Jarrett, Bruton Smith, Maurice Petty, Larry Phillips and Rex White . Last year's induction class consisted of Buck Baker, Cotton Owens, Herb Thomas, Rusty Wallace and Leonard Wood.
The full list is below. Who are your picks?
Red Byron: First NASCAR premier (now Sprint Cup) series champion, in 1949
Richard Childress: 11-time car owner champion in NASCAR's three national series
Jerry Cook: Six-time NASCAR Modified champion
H. Clay Earles: Founder of Martinsville Speedway
Tim Flock: Two-time NASCAR premier (now Sprint Cup) series champion
Anne B. France, first secretary and treasurer of NASCAR, wife of founder Bill France Sr.
Ray Fox, former NASCAR owner, engine builder and official
Rick Hendrick: 13-time car owner champion in NASCAR's three national series
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