David Poole's picks for NASCAR's hall

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From the Charlotte Observer archives.....

2010 inductees: Bill France Sr., Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, David Pearson and Junior Johnson.

France was the sport's founder and the visionary who oversaw the building of its foundation. NASCAR's history begins there.

Petty was the face of the sport for a generation. He's the all-time leader with 200 victories. He and Earnhardt share the record with seven championships at the sport's top level. As Petty's driving career moved toward its end, Earnhardt took up the mantle as the sport's most prominent figure and carried it brilliantly.

Pearson won 105 races and won championships every time he ran close to full seasons during his prime. Johnson won 50 races as a driver, added six championships as a car owner and his story of a former moonshine runner turned racing legend is a major thread in the tapestry of the sport's history.


Full article here..... David Poole's picks for NASCAR's hall

Here's to you David!
 

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From the Charlotte Observer archives.....

2010 inductees: Bill France Sr., Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, David Pearson and Junior Johnson.

France was the sport's founder and the visionary who oversaw the building of its foundation. NASCAR's history begins there.

Petty was the face of the sport for a generation. He's the all-time leader with 200 victories. He and Earnhardt share the record with seven championships at the sport's top level. As Petty's driving career moved toward its end, Earnhardt took up the mantle as the sport's most prominent figure and carried it brilliantly.

Pearson won 105 races and won championships every time he ran close to full seasons during his prime. Johnson won 50 races as a driver, added six championships as a car owner and his story of a former moonshine runner turned racing legend is a major thread in the tapestry of the sport's history.


Full article here..... David Poole's picks for NASCAR's hall

Here's to you David!

Bless you David. It will soon be six months since you left us.
 

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I'm so thankful that I got to listen to David for two years before the Lord took him. He was a buddy for me while I was truckin'.
 

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TMD's Picks.....

Bagman.....

Bill France Sr.
Red Byron
Raymond Parks - Owner
Lee Petty
Herb Thomas


Pete.....

Bill France Sr.
Bill France Jr.
Richard Petty
Junior Johnson
Red Byron


Tyler.....

Bill France Sr.
Bill France Jr.
Richard Petty
Dale Earnhardt
Junior Johnson
 

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From the Charlotte Observer archives.....

2010 inductees: Bill France Sr., Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, David Pearson and Junior Johnson.

My picks as well. Won't be the ones inducted tho'. France, Jr. will be voted in, and Junior will probably fall out. Earnhardt and Pearson are not mortal locks either, but should be. Lots of folks want to put Red Byron in for some reason, although his influence in the sport has been minimal.

Lots of the pseudo-intellectuals want to put a bunch of "old school" drivers in just to show off their knowledge of the sport. Probably not the best course of action for promoting the Hall of Fame. Without Petty and Earnhardt, there won't be much interest in the inaugural class.
 

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I agree. Initially, they need names that are going to be a draw to get people to want to come to the HOF.
 

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they need names that are going to be a draw to get people to want to come to the HOF.

That's true, and I understand that. Personally, I wouldn't put Dale Sr. in this time but would wait until next time. And I'm not knocking Dale by doing that. But IMO there are others who came before him who contributed to the making of this sport.

However, it would be a HUGE draw for the HOF to put him in now.
 

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That's true, and I understand that. Personally, I wouldn't put Dale Sr. in this time but would wait until next time. And I'm not knocking Dale by doing that. But IMO there are others who came before him who contributed to the making of this sport.

However, it would be a HUGE draw for the HOF to put him in now.

That same thing could be said even about Richard Petty. Actually, it could be said about everyone in the sport other than France Sr.

It's all about the money IMO. I'll be surprised if Petty & Earnhardt aren't both in this time. I'm not saying that as an Earnhardt fan. I just picture it being recognizable names by people that aren't the avid fan. I'm just trying to look at it from the point of view of the people who stand to gain monetarily from this venture.
 

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Who's counting these votes anyhow? Is it Brian? :idunno:

Maybe it's the law firm of Dewey, Cheatem & Howe. :clueless:
 

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Oh, I would put Richard Petty in without question. His career spans decades and he has been a KEY figure in putting this sport on the map. Ok, Ok, I know....the same can be said for Dale and many others....but Petty is different to me.

Anywho, I think TMD gave the list of voters this morning.
 

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Do you really think they'll go 'old school' like that? Doesn't really matter all that much to me. All of the greats will be there eventually.
 

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If it wasn't for speeches taking all day, I'd say to put more than 5 in this first time only.
 

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I have set the DVR to record it, and turned off Sat radio in my car. Will have to abandon the internets shortly so that I can watch it tonight and be "surprised" at the outcome. Will be on the road tomorrow, so will get to hear all the whining/praise about the results.
 

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My picks would be, Brian France, Brian's drug addict nephew, phantom debris yellows, Digger, and whatever other kind of gimmick Brian can come up with to cater to 6 year olds.
 
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It's a shame to see the Nascar HOF go the ca$hcow way and put earnhardt in, and listening to some of the interviews you could hear that some people didn't like it. I'm not saying he doesn't deserve to be in there, but not a first round pick...