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
Jack Ingram: Two-time NASCAR Busch (now Nationwide) Series champion
Bobby Isaac: 1970 NASCAR premier (now Sprint Cup) series champion
Dale Jarrett: 1999 NASCAR premier (now Sprint Cup) series champion and three-time Daytona 500 winner
Fred Lorenzen: 26 wins and winner of the Daytona 500 and World 600
Raymond Parks: NASCAR's first champion car owner
Benny Parsons: 1973 NASCAR premier (now Sprint Cup) series champion
Maurice Petty: Chief engine builder for Petty Enterprises
Larry Phillips: Only five-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion
Les Richter: Former NASCAR executive; former president of Riverside International Raceway
Fireball Roberts: Won 33 NASCAR premier (now Sprint Cup) series races, including the 1962 Daytona 500
T. Wayne Robertson: Helped raise NASCAR popularity as R.J. Reynolds Senior VP
Wendell Scott: First African-American to win a NASCAR premier series event
Ralph Seagraves: Former president of R.J. Reynolds who introduced corporate sponsorship to NASCAR's premier series
Bruton Smith: Builder of Charlotte Motor Speedway and architect of Speedway Motorsports Inc.
Curtis Turner: Early personality, called the "Babe Ruth of stock car racing"
Joe Weatherly: Two-time NASCAR premier (now Sprint Cup) series champion
Rex White: 1960 NASCAR premier (now Sprint Cup) series champion
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