NASCAR Hall of Fame

Keselowski Rolling, Kahne Gaining, Hall of Fame Voters Voting

The Long and Short of It
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<p> Following Jimmie Johnson's victory in the NASCAR All-Star Race, Athlon Sports contributor Dustin Long takes a spin around the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.</p>
2012

Brad Keselowski was smiling but you could sense the resolve in the 28-year-old after he finished second to Jimmie Johnson in last weekend’s Sprint All-Star Race.

“I think we’re a really young team that’s growing and getting better every week, every day and every hour,” Keselowski said moments after climbing from this car. “We got beat by a five-time champ. I think we’re doing pretty good, but I want that one more spot.”

Backseat Drivers Fan Council

Weighing in on Hall of Fame Nominees and Racing at The Rock
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<p> The Backseat Drivers Fan Council elects their members for the NASCAR Hall of Fame and weigh in on racing from Rockingham and Texas.</p>
2012

Hall of Fame Nominees, Grading Texas and a Return to "The Rock"

With NASCAR’s recent announcement of the 25 nominees for its next Hall of Fame class, members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council selected the five people they think should be inducted next and why. They didn’t stop there, though, adding suggestions on who deserves to be nominated but hasn’t yet so far.

Sizing Up NASCAR's 2013 Hall of Fame Class

Best bets for the upcoming class
<p> Athlon Sports contributor Vito Pugliese examines the 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame field and who he believes will earn induction.</p>
2012

by Vito Pugliese

The 25 nominees for the 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame class were announced Thursday in Charlotte, NC. A mix of pioneers, drivers, owners and promoters pepper the list, and going through the names, virtually all of them are qualified to make it into the Hall on the first ballot. However, only five are eligible to get in each year, so there are 20 who will be going home — kind of like the largest go-or-go-home field made up of all-stars and who's who of NASCAR history.