NASCAR announces 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees

Dale Jarrett was one of five new nominees announced for the 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame Wednesday. (Getty Images)
Dale Jarrett was one of five new nominees announced for the 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame Wednesday. (Getty Images)
Dale Jarrett was one of five new nominees announced for the 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame Wednesday. (Getty Images)

NASCAR announced this year’s nominees for the 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame Wednesday.  Included among the group are five newcomers and 20 from last year’s group.  The five new names are Dale Jarrett, Maurice Petty, Larry Phillips, Bruton Smith, and Rex White.

From the total list of 25, five will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on May 22.  This round of nominees was selected by a 21 person nominating committee which includes representatives from NASCAR, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and track owners from both major facilities and historic short tracks.

The five inductees will be elected by the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel which includes representatives from the industry, teams and the media.  In addition to the 54 members of the voting panel, fans will have a vote via NASCAR.com. MORE>>>

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