NASCAR Hall of Fame
May 11, 2010 by Post Team
NASCAR Hall of Fame:The Hall of Fame NASCAR – dedicated to the “common man to common work” (commercial NASCAR Hall of Fame). 25 candidates for the Hall of Fame NASCAR, only five were selected as inaugural induced to open on 11 May 2010. Bobby Allison Cale Yarborough, 25 were worthy and still have the opportunity to be added later. However, there are five names that stand out and everyone has had a huge role in the creation of NASCAR and what it is today. These five are:
Bill France Sr. (1909 -1992)
While the races that existed when Bill France Sr. entered adulthood without him there would be no NASCAR. Escaping the Great Depression with only $ 75.00 in your pocket, Bill went to the south of his birthplace of Washington DC with his family at age 25 in 1934. Who knows what would have happened if your car did not break down in Daytona, but that is where he decided to stay.
With his background in auto mechanics and have entered several races in their area of birth, took to Daytona Beach, which at the time was already a hot spot for runners. Bill set up a machine shop and began to enter the competition. He was very careful about how things were run aversion of some of the practices of both races (promoters often left with the prize money when the race finished instead of paying runners to win). In late 1947, took matters into their own hands and organized a meeting of owners, drivers and mechanics. This meeting led to the creation of NASCAR, the sanctioning body of stock car racing. The rest, as they say, is history and the sport of NASCAR grew under his tutelage.
Bill France Jr. (1933 – 2007)
With dad is playing a big part in NASCAR, it is not surprising that Bill Jr. was interested in racing. Grew up helping the racetracks, sold concessions, and helped park cars during its first years. He helped build the Daytona International Speedway. He served as vice president of NASCAR 1966-1972. When his father retired, Bill Jr. became the head of NASCAR. Although many doubted he could follow in the footsteps of his father as he lacked his father’s physical presence immense and overwhelming, that did not disappoint. He achieved great success in bringing sponsors on board and this is how the Winston Cup Series (now Sprint Cup Series) was born in 1973, which was formerly known as just the Grand National series. Under the direction of Bill s Jr., NASCAR went from a southern sport the label of “rednecks” a national phenomenon
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