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NASCAR Hall of Fame Incomplete Without Benny Parsons

Benny Parsons’ racing career in NASCAR’s top series spanned two decades. The legend achieved just about everything one would want to in the top-tier division of stock car racing. He is a former Daytona 500 winner, a former World 600 winner and most importantly, the 1973 Sprint Cup Series champion. But for what could be considered as the third or fourth year in a row, “BP...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Four hard chargers and a master builder join NASCAR Hall of Fame

The architect of some of NASCAR’s most impressive facilities joined four of the sport’s most tenacious racers in comprising the 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class, selected Wednesday by the Hall of Fame Voting Panel. Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Terry Labonte headlines a quartet of drivers that includes six-time NASCAR modified champion Jerry Cook, 1970 Cup titleholder...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Harvick (sort of) reveals picks on NASCAR Hall of Fame ballot

As the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Kevin Harvick was one of the 57 voters responsible for choosing the next class to enter the NASCAR Hall of Fame. So how did Harvick vote on Wednesday when Bruton Smith, Terry Labonte, Curtis Turner, Jerry Cook and Bobby Isaac were announced as the five members of the Class of 2016? "My list of inductees, there were four out of the...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Family of the late Bobby Isaac thrilled to see legend headed for Hall

Bobby Isaac was born into adversity and died way too young, but for a brief moment his star shone brightly as he dominated NASCAR during the fabled aero wars of 1969-70. And for his accomplishments, Isaac will join Bruton Smith, Curtis Turner, Terry Labonte and Jerry Cook as inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016. The second youngest of nine children, Isaac's father...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte Statement on Brother Terry Being Voted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

The NASCAR Hall of Fame announced Wednesday that two-time Sprint Cup Series champion Terry Labonte would be inducted into the Hall as a member of the Class of 2016. Bobby Labonte, Terry's younger brother and also a Sprint Cup Series champion, commented:   "Obviously, this is a really proud day for the Labonte family. I think back to when we were kids racing quarter midgets, and...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Bobby Labonte Statement on Brother Terry Being Voted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame

TRINITY, N.C. (May 20, 2015) - The NASCAR Hall of Fame announced Wednesday that two-time Sprint Cup Series champion Terry Labonte would be inducted into the Hall as a member of the Class of 2016. Bobby Labonte, Terry’s younger brother and also a Sprint Cup Series champion, commented:   “Obviously, this is a really proud day for the Labonte family. I think back to when we were...
Via On Pit Road
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class Announced

Cook, Isaac, Labonte, Smith, Turner Comprise Hall’s Seventh Class   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 20, 2015) – NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016. The five-person group – the seventh in NASCAR Hall of Fame history – consists of Jerry Cook, Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte, O. Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner. In addition, NASCAR...
Via On Pit Road
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith, Labonte head up NASCAR Hall of Fame class

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Speedway Motorsports executive chairman Bruton Smith and two-time Sprint Cup champion Terry Labonte headed up the newest group of five headed to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The others selected to the hall's seventh class were drivers NASCAR drivers Curtis Turner and Bobby Isaac. Modified series champion Jerry Cook was the final pick for the hall. Smith's company...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class Announced

Harold Hinson/HHP Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 Courtesy of NASCAR IMC DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 20, 2015) – NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016. The five-person group – the seventh in NASCAR Hall of Fame history – consists of Jerry Cook, Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte, O. Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner...
Via Motor Racing Digest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class Announced

NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016. The five-person group – the seventh in NASCAR Hall of Fame history – consists of Jerry Cook, Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte, O. Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner. In addition, NASCAR announced that Harold Brasington won the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR. Next year...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Five newest members of NASCAR Hall of Fame revealed

For several hours on Wednesday afternoon, the 59-member NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel met in Charlotte, North Carolina to determine the five inductees for the Class of 2016.   Forced to decide among 20 distinguished members of the NASCAR community, each with his own rightful merits and legacy in the sport, the panel spent the day whittling down the names that would make up the...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hard choices: Insider's view of NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel

Every year, the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting process gets more and more difficult. There are no more slam dunks to vote for, no Earnhardts or Pettys or Allisons or Woods or Waltrips. All of the obvious choices for inclusion into the hall have been made already. This year, my first as a member of the voting panel, featured 20 nominees, every one of whom was worthy of inclusion into...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Mac: My five picks for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of '16

Wednesday is the day we learn the five new members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. I'll just tell you all right up front: I thank the good Lord that I am not on that voting committee. There are no wrong five names from the list of 20 to choose from. Every single one of these gentlemen on that list deserves to be in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. That's why I believe this is going to be the...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

DW on inaugural All-Star Race: 'It's always great to be the first'

I'm here at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the next 10 days of racing, which includes the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and next Sunday, our longest race of the year, the Coca Cola 600. Now I know the record books say it was 30 years ago, but I swear, to me it just seems like it happened yesterday where we not only won the very first All-Star Race but came right back the next day and...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday – Dale Earnhardt Clinches 7th Championship

Courtesy nascarmedia.com – (Photo by Bill Hall/Getty Images) Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm 1994 AC-Delco 500 – North Carolina Motor Speedway – October 23, 1994 **Authors note: The May race at Kansas Speedway once belonged to Auto Club Speedway from the fall of 2004-2010, which was originally the Rockingham date from 1965-2003** After 28...
Via Motor Racing Digest
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: The Crash That Changed NASCAR

  Credit – YouTube Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm 1987 Winston 500 – Alabama International Motor Speedway – May 3, 1987 28 years ago this weekend, NASCAR fans witnessed a crash that would forever change the sport. As the technologies improved, speed was climbing higher and higher with each passing season, with 1987 serving as the pinnacle. This...
Via Motor Racing Digest
28 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Throwback Thursday – 1996 Dura Lube 500 at Phoenix

Heading into this weekend’s trip to the Arizona desert for the running of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, a visit to the past is in order for this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday”. This week, we’ll take a look back at the 1996 Dura Lube 500, which saw quite a few interesting storylines coming into the event and most certainly...
Via Rubbings Racing
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Kulwicki, Martin, Evernham nominated for NASCAR Hall of Fame

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Former Cup champion Alan Kulwicki, driver Mark Martin and crew chief Ray Evernham are among the first-time nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Crew chief Harry Hyde and driver Herschel McGriff also were named Friday as nominees. There are 15 other nominees for the Hall of Fame: Buddy Baker, Red Byron, Richard Childress, Jerry Cook, Ray Fox, Rick Hendrick...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Throwback Thursday – 1998 Daytona 500

FLOWOOD, Miss. — As we head into the 57th running of the Daytona 500 this coming Sunday, we pause to take a look back on this “Throwback Thursday” at one of the most memorable Daytona 500’s in history, the 1998 Daytona 500. For 20 years, Dale Earnhardt had come to Daytona International Speedway to capture glory in the “Great American Race” only to suffer defeat in every way...
Via Rubbings Racing
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Labonte Lands a Ride for Daytona 500

Labonte Lands a Ride for Daytona 500     Go Fas Racing announced Wednesday that former NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Bobby Labonte will drive the No. 32 C&J Energy Ford beginning in 2015 during the 57th running of the Daytona 500. Labonte, an established veteran of the sport, hasn’t had the most success in recent years. He has also contemplated the fact of retirement due to...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte to run races for Go FAS Racing

Getty Images Former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Terry Labonte has stepped away from competing in the No. 32 GoFAS Racing Ford Fusion. That has opened up some races for his younger brother, another former Series champion, Bobby to race in 2015. “I’m excited for the opportunity to go racing next season with GoFAS Racing and C&J,” Labonte said. “The people at C&...
Via Tireball.com
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte to drive for GoFAS racing in 2015

GoFAS Racing is pleased to announce that former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Champion Bobby Labonte will pilot the No. 32 C&J Energy Services Ford Fusion in 2015.  The Corpus Christi, TX native will run the four Superspeedway events with support from Texas based C&J Energy Services.   "I'm excited for the opportunity to go racing next season with GoFAS Racing and C&...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte to run Daytona 500, make select starts in 2015

GoFAS Racing announced Wednesday that 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Bobby Labonte will drive the No. 32 Ford Fusion on a part-time basis in 2015, beginning with the Daytona 500. The Corpus Christi, Texas, native will run the four superspeedway races -- two at Daytona, two at Talladega -- with sponsorship from Texas-based C&J Energy Services. The team, formed by a merger...
Via Fox Sports
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: Throwback Thursday – 1999 Primestar 500 at Texas

RIDGELAND, Miss. — As the Sprint Cup Series packs up and heads to the Lone Star State for the second time this season for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, the championship fight is in full swing in all three of NASCAR’s national series. While the focus this weekend is on the here and now of how the championship battles will play out, we’ll take a step back in time on this “Throwback...
Via Rubbings Racing
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Labonte sounds serious Geico 500 will be last NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race

Terry Labonte sounded serious and sincere on Saturday morning at Talladega Superspeedway when he said Sunday’s GEICO 500 would be his last race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Labonte had contracted to run the four 2014 superspeedway races in Frank Stoddard’s No. 32 Ford, and Sunday’s event is the last on his schedule. “Of course, you know it’s only about the third time...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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