Tuesday we saw the 3rd class announced for the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina. Cale Yarborough, Darrel Waltrip, Dale Inman, Richie Evans, and Glen Wood were inducted in the 2012 class. But sadly, for the 3rd year in a row, both Raymond Parks and Red Byron were left out of the Hall of Fame. How can a sport have a Hall of Fame without having it's first champion in it? As on owner, Parks notched multiple wins in NASCAR with Byron as well as several other famous pioneers in the sport.
So what do you think? Has the voting committee gotten it wrong so far? Or should these men be enshrined in the Hall of Fame farther down the road?
|Red Byron with his 1948 NASCAR Championship trophy.|