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The Nomination Process – Class of 2013

Today, the 25 top Nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame will be announced on NASCAR Race Hub which will be broadcast on SPEED at 6 pm EST.

Each year five Inductees are selected by a voting panel consisting of NASCAR industry leaders, manufacturer representatives, former competitors, the media and fans. Inductees are chosen from an annual list of no more than 25 candidates. The main criteria for nomination and induction: NASCAR accomplishments and contributions to the sport.

To be eligible

  • Former drivers must have competed 10 years in NASCAR and be retired from racing for a minimum of three years.
  • Non-drivers must have worked at least 10 years in the industry. (Potential candidates with shorter careers may be considered if there are special circumstances.)

After a 21-member nominating committee selects its list of candidates, the voting entails a total of 55 ballots. Twenty-one ballots from the nominating committee; 34 ballots from a group consisting of former drivers, former owners, former crew chiefs, manufacturer representatives and media; and one ballot represents the results of a nationwide fan vote.

To the surprise of many, none of the names are automatically rolled over from year to year. Each member of the Nominating Committee starts with a new list and the possibility of 25 new names. Many of the Nominees, however, have appeared on the list each year so far. There is no limit to the number of years a name may appear.

Tune in tonight and join us in congratulating the Nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2013!



  • Dave Huber - April 14, 2012 at 6:58 am
    Dont forget to put Crew Chief Harry Hyde on the list. He had over 50 Cup wins and a Cup championship and a movie about him.

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