But even more, for the first time, a new award has been created for 2013 and beyond for NASCAR media excellence with Ken Squier and Barney Hall being inducted. The award will be called the Squier-Hall Award. And couldn't be more happier for each of them. Congratulations to all 7 inductees and I think cool to see a NASCAR media award too..
Personally last month when the 25 nominees were announced, my thinking was Rusty Wallace, Benny Parsons, Red Byron, Cotton Owens and either Raymond Parks or H. Clay Earles. And I'm glad to see that one of my favorite driver Rusty Wallace made the class as well as a fan favorite Cotton Owens made the class too.
Note: The panel had to re-vote after a tie for the 5th inductee and the person who didn't get in was FireBall Roberts. Hopefully this means that Fireball might get in, in 2014.