The NASCAR Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2014 on Wednesday evening and two first ballot candidates were part of that class. The glaring omission from the Class of 2014 was Fred Lorenzen, one of the pioneers of the sport who should have gone in at the same time as Tim Flock and Fireball Roberts.
This is not to take away from the two first ballot hall of fame members Maurice Petty or Dale Jarrett because there is no doubt their accomplishments are worthy of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. But that first ballot status should be reserved for the absolute best of the best in the sport’s history. NASCAR fans have three future first ballot hall of fame members competing right now in NASCAR and one of those guys is my pick this week.
Jimmie Johnson has owned Charlotte Motor Speedway. Six of his sixty-two career wins have come at Charlotte with three wins in the Coke 600 classic. Only Martinsville and Dover have the honor of more visits to Victory Lane from this lock to be a first ballot hall of fame member.
In fact his resume is even more impressive than the other two first ballot worthy drivers we get to watch every Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup division. Johnson is also the only one of that three you want on your fantasy team this week.
Good luck with your fantasy racing picks this week and don’t forget to send in your pick for “Whiteboard Fantasy Racing” this week for Charlotte.
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Help Kris Martin Become NASCAR’s First Deaf Racer
Kris Martin was born to race!
Kris is following in his grandfather’s footsteps and is trying to race his way all the way to NASCAR. But Kris was born profoundly Deaf. Technology helps Kris hear his Crew Chief and Spotter so he can race safely but sponsors are not willing to take a chance on him…yet. Your help in funding his racing this season can help Kris show sponsors he will be an excellent representative for them all the way to NASCAR. I am working with Kris Martin Racing and his family to help them make this dream come true.
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