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Childress, Wood On Hall’s Short List

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Wednesday, July 1 2009
Glen Wood, a nominee for entry into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.  (Photo by RacingOne/Getty Images)

Glen Wood, a nominee for entry into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. (Photo by RacingOne/Getty Images)

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On Thursday, NASCAR will unveil the list of nominees for the inaugural class in it Hall of Fame.

On Tuesday, NASCAR’s blog reported two of the names that will be on the list of nominees: Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison.

Two more names were released on Wednesday.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame is being built in Charlotte, N.C.

The following is the text of the Wednesday blog:

It’s time for another behind-the-scenes preview of the first-ever nominations for the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Later this week the entire 25-person list will be known. But we want to give you something to chew on, debate-wise, in advance.

Yesterday we let you in on the fact that Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip are nominated.

Today. Here are two more names that will be on that list:

Glen Wood and Richard Childress.

Both were drivers originally, who switched their concentration to team ownership. Both ended up having some of NASCAR’s biggest stars drive their cars.

Wood had David Pearson, Junior Johnson, Cale Yarborough, Fred Lorenzen and currently, Bill Elliott.

Childress’ big gun for years was Dale Earnhardt and as we all know, that was enough.

The Wood Brothers are credited with pioneering the modern-day pit stop, becoming one of the first organizations to recognize the value of pit-stop efficiency and how that could benefit a team over the course of a long afternoon of racing.

Childress’ ownership efforts have continued admirably since Earnhardt’s 2001 passing. He has 11 owner championships in NASCAR’s three national series, which is a record, shared with Rick Hendrick.

Wood or Childress – Which one are you partial to, in terms of HOF consideration?

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Wednesday, July 1 2009
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