NASCAR

A Veteran of 601 Races, Hylton was the 1966 NASCAR Rookie of the Year, had 301 Top 10s and finished in the top 5 in points eight times (3 2nds, 4 3rds, and a 4th), but only two wins in his career mean he doesn’t have enough to get off the alternate’s list and into the field. The Bullet Points:Country…
A potential up and coming superstar when he died in a tire trial at Daytona in 1965, Billy Wade won four straight races, the only four wins of his career, in route to a 4th place finish in the Winston Cup in 1964.  His inclusion as an alternate is more about his potential than what he was actually able to…
Morgan Shepherd was a great guy with a long solid career, but four wins in 514 races with a highest Sprint Cup finish of 5th isn’t enough productivity to get him into our Starting Grid.The Bullet Points:Country of Origin: Hickory, North Carolina, U.S.A.Retired In:2006Sprint Cup Wins:4Poles:7Top Ten Finishes:168Top Ten Finishes (Season): Sprint Cup Series:1982: 10th 1990: 5th 1993: 7th 1994:…
Andretti only raced in 14 Sprint Cup competitions and only won one, but that was the 1967 Daytona 500. Oh, and did we mention he is Mario Andretti?  Enough said. The Bullet Points:Country of Origin: CroatiaRetired In:2006Sprint Cup Wins:1Poles:0Top Ten Finishes:3Top Ten Finishes (Season): Sprint Cup Series:None

Should Mario Andretti be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 41.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 8.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 33.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 16.7%
Elmo Langley had a very good run in NASCAR where he won two Sprint Cup races and would finish in the top ten 196 times. He may not have been a superstar in the world of Auto Racing, but he was a respectable figure and deserving of a spot on this list at the very least. The Bullet Points: Country…
Hamilton, who appeared in 371 races but never finished higher than 9th in the point standings, gets an alternate spot because of his 2004 Truck Series Championship and 10 wins in 102 races on that series. He died of head and neck cancer in 2007 at the too young age of 49.    The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: Nashville,…
One of the sport’s first generation of drivers, Dane never ran full time on the NASCAR circuit, but did finish with 36 top 10s, including 4 wins, in 52 races. He also won the 1954, 1956, and 1957 Winston West Championships.   The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: Eldon, Missouri, U.S.A. Retired In: 1963 Sprint Cup Wins: 4 Poles: 1…
Neil Castles never won a Sprint Cup Race, nor did he ever qualify for a Pole Position, but he did record a very respectable 178 finishes in the top ten, and 51 in the top five. This is in addition to winning the Grand National East Series Championship in 1972. The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A.…
The only suspended player on this list, Jeremy Mayfield was on the track for a potential NASCAR Hall of Fame induction. With a series of wins, and top ten finishes, Mayfield had at least the fringe possibility of Charlotte, but a substance abuse suspension rendered him ineligible for competition. Hell, he is probably not even eligible for this list! The…
Cecil Gordon never did win a Sprint Cup race bit did finish in the top ten 111 times and finished as high as third in the Sprint Cup standings. That is a respectable career. The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.A. Retired In: 1985 Sprint Cup Wins: 0 Poles: 0 Top Ten Finishes: 111 Top Ten Finishes…