make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

NASCAR changes Hall of Fame eligibility process

READ MORE:
nascarhalloffame.jpg

JENNA FRYER
AP Auto Racing Writer

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- NASCAR has made sweeping eligibility changes to the Hall of Fame election process, including tweaks that make both Bill Elliott and Mark Martin immediately in line for induction.

Among the six changes announced Thursday is that drivers are now eligible if they have competed for 30 or more years in NASCAR or have turned 55 in the calendar year before nominating day.

The previous rule made drivers eligible after they'd been retired for three years. Drivers can continue to compete now under the new rules without compromising eligibility.

The ballot will also include only 20 nominees, down five from the first five classes.

NASCAR has also established the "Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions" that will begin with the 2015 class.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

»

Reply

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
CAPTCHA
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.