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NASCAR’s Inaugural Hall of Fame Class Announced But Who Really Cared?

For NASCAR, this week was set to be one of the best ever for the sport.  Not only was the fifth race in the Chase scheduled for the home track of Charlotte, N. C., but the NASCAR leadership was set to announce the five candidates for the inaugural class of the sport's new Hall of Fame. The beat reporters and bloggers held their collective breaths while NASCAR 's CEO and Chairman Brian France received the five envelopes.  Slowly and carefully, France opened each envelope, revealing the names of the five chosen ones, Dale Earnhardt, Bill France, Bill France, Jr., Junior Johnson, and Richard Petty. Since the announcement was made on Wednesday of this week, Sirius Satellite Radio has been alive with debate about who got in and who did not. ...

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