Nominees for 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame announced

 

Five names were added to the 2015 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Friday. (Greg Engle, Getty Images)

Five names were added to the 2015 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Friday. (Greg Engle, Getty Images)

Five names were added to the 2015 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Friday.  The announcement came after the first in-person meeting among the NASCAR Hall of Fame nominating committee in the hall’s history.

Buddy Baker, Bill Elliott, Terry Labonte, Mike Stefanik and Robert Yates were added to the list of 20 names.  Five inductees will be elected by the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel, which includes a nationwide fan vote on NASCAR.com. Voting Day for the 2015 class will be Wednesday, May 21.

Also announced were potential Landmark Award recipients.  As was first announced last November during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week, potential Landmark Award recipients could include competitors or those working in the sport as a member of a racing organization, track facility, race team, sponsor, media partner or being a general ambassador for the sport through a professional or non-professional role. Award winners remain eligible for NHOF enshrinement.

The five nominees for the inaugural Landmark Award are H. Clay Earles, Anne B. France, Raymond Parks, Ralph Seagraves and Ken Squier (more on each below). Parks is the only individual who was included as both a NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee and a Landmark Award nominee. MORE>>>

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