Thanks to the new eligibility rules for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Terry Labonte and Bill Elliott were eligible for inclusion on the 2015 ballot. And on Friday, NASCAR announced that the two drivers are among the 20 nominees for the 2015 induction class.
The class of 20 nominees is as follows:
Baker, Stefanik and Yates are also on the list for the first time in addition to Labonte and Elliott. Clay Earles, Anne B. France, Les Richter, T. Wayne Robertson and Ralph Seagraves were previously on the ballot but not on it this year. Previous ballots had 25 nominees.
Mark Martin would have been eligible for the Hall of Fame this year, but he didn't make it as well. Drivers who had driven for 10 years and retired for three were eligible, or if the driver was 55 or over or had been in NASCAR 30 or more years at the time of the nomination process, he was immediately eligible.
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