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This may seem awfully high to put a man who won only five of the 207 races he started, but “The Polish Prince” was the last of the driver/owners to win a championship when he captured the 1992 Winston Cup Crown.  That he died that off-season in a plane crash stunted his career, but not his legend as he is…
Two-time champion of the IMCA Circuit, Dick Hutcherson was the most famous of Iowa’s racing “Keokuk Gang”.  He was a fourteen time winner in NASCAR in only 103 races, finishing second in the points race in 1965.
Marlin, who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, is eligible for the first time for the 2013 class. Active for 33 years, he appeared in 748 races winning ten times, including back to back Daytona wins in 1994 and 1995.   The Bullet Points:Country of Origin: Columbia, Tennessee, U.S.A. Retired In:2009 Sprint Cup Wins:10 Poles:11 Top Ten Finishes:216 Top Ten…
Paul Goldsmith, who is more famous as a motorcycle racer, still has a fairly impressive resume in NASCAR despite just 127 starts. He won nine races in what is now the Sprint Cup and one in the NASCAR Convertible Series, including taking the 1958 Daytona Beach Road Course, which was the last in its history. The Bullet Points:Country of Origin:…
The winner of the 1969 Daytona 500, Yarbrough (no relation to Cale) won 14 races in 198 starts and finished in the top 10 in over 46% of his starts.  Regardless of the resume that Yarbrough has, the fact that he was placed in a mental institute for trying to kill his mother; not exactly an attribute that any Hall…
The least well of the Allison family, Donnie is probably most famous for the fistfight he had with Cale Yarborough on national TV after the two of them were involved in a wreck at the 1979 Daytona 500.  Although never a full time driver on the Winston Cup circuit, Allison did manage to win 10 times and have 115 top…
The only negative thing you can say about Foyt as a candidate is that this is the NASCAR Hall of Fame and he only won seven races in 128 starts.  Other than that, there is nothing Foyt hasn’t done in racing; from being one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers to being the only driver ever to win the Indy 500,…
With 13 wins in 128 Races in the 1950s, Dick Rathmann is probably best known for having switched names with his brother Royal Richard “Jim” Rathmann so that his brother could enter a race underage. It was supposed to be temporary, but the name change stuck.The Bullet Points:Country of Origin: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.Retired In:1955Sprint Cup Wins:13Poles:13Top Ten Finishes:79Top Ten…
Darel Dieringer never finished higher than third in the Winston Cup, but finished in the top 10 in 40% of his races, collecting seven wins in 181 starts in the 1960s.  Potentially, he could be a fringe candidate for the Hall of Fame.The Bullet Points:Country of Origin: Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.Retired In:1975Sprint Cup Wins:7Poles:9Top Ten Finishes:79Top Ten Finishes (Season): Sprint Cup…
It is a bit tough to put Dan Gurney in the NASCAR Hall because he only raced in NASCAR sixteen times, but he won five of those starts.  He is also the first driver to win races in Sports Cars, NASCAR, Formula 1, and Indy Car.   Gurney also supposedly invented the champagne spray celebration after combining with A.J. Foyt to…
A familiar name to many race fans; he won the 2002 Daytona 500 and started 375 races on the NASCAR Circuit.  But with only five wins and a Sprint Cup high finish of 9th, he can’t be any higher than this in the grid.  Even this may be too high. The Bullet Points:Country of Origin: South Boston, Virginia, U.S.A.Retired In:2007Sprint…
This ranking has to do with Ralph Moody as a racer, in which he won five races in 47 starts.  However, were we including owners in this list, he would be much higher on the list as his Holman Moody racing team won 92 NASCAR races. The Bullet Points:Country of Origin: Taunton, Massachusetts, U.S.A.Retired In:1962Sprint Cup Wins:5Poles:5Top Ten Finishes:27Top Ten…
Dave Marcis wasn’t just a racer, he was an institution.  Active from 1968 to 2002, Marcis competed in 883 Sprint Cup races, but only won five.  His longevity was a huge asset on his resume, but being an iron man likely won’t be enough.The Bullet Points:Country of Origin: Wausau, Wisconsin, U.S.A.Retired In:2002Sprint Cup Wins:5Poles:14Top Ten Finishes:222Top Ten Finishes (Season): Sprint…
Petty ran in 829 races over 29 years, winning 8 times, but never finished higher than fifth in the Sprint Cup standings. Now a commentator for the Speed Network, Petty is as well known for his family’s racing heritage as for his actual performance.   The Bullet Points:Country of Origin: Randleman, North Carolina, U.S.A. Retired In: 2009 Sprint Cup Wins:8…
Ironically named, since he stood 6’ 5” tall, DeWayne “Tiny” Lund is a member of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers, won three Grand American Division Championships.  His most legendary feat, however, is probably going to the 1963 Daytona 500 without a ride, saving Marvin Panch’s life when he crashed in qualifying, taking Panch’s ride into the race and then winning the…
Doc Hudson himself, Marshall Teague and his Fabulous Hudson Hornet only raced in 23 races but finished in the top 10 eleven times and won seven races.  He left NASCAR for AAA due to a dispute with Bill France Sr., and won two championships there before dying at Daytona in 1959.The Bullet Points:Country of Origin: Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.A.Retired In:1959…
Ken Schrader had a decent run in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s where he won the NASCAR Rookie of the Year in 1985. Schrader would also have a decent run in other Motorsports series and though was never considered elite, was also regarded as very good. The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: Fenton, Missouri, U.S.A. Retired In: 2013 Sprint…
The brother of Tim and Fonty Flock, Bob Flock had four wins of his own in only 36 races, but amassed more than 200 wins in the Modified Division.The Bullet Points:Country of Origin: Fort Payne, Alabama, U.S.A.Retired In:1956Sprint Cup Wins:4Poles:3Top Ten Finishes:18Top Ten Finishes (Season): Sprint Cup Series:1949: 3rd

Should Bob Flock be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 64.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 14.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 7.1%
No way! - 14.3%
Jim Reed managed to win seven races before a neck injury ended his career in 1963.  A good racer, but at age 85, probably won’t live long enough to see his induction, if he ever gets it. The Bullet Points:Country of Origin: Peekskill, New York, U.S.A.Retired In:1963 Sprint Cup Wins:7Poles:5Top Ten Finishes:47Top Ten Finishes (Season): Sprint Cup Series:1958: 10th 1959:…
A member of more than twenty motorsports halls of fame, Parnelli Jones only had 34 starts in NASCAR, which includes 4 Wins, and 11 Top 10s. But Jones was a prodigy in any vehicle and one of the greatest racers of all time, which is enough to qualify as an alternate to this field.The Bullet Points:Country of Origin: Texarkana, Arkansas,…