Elliott, Scott headline 2015 NASCAR Hall class
May 22, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
NASCAR NEWSWIRE SERVICE
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR's perennial most popular driver and a competitor who faced the most difficult of struggles just to get to the race track headlined the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame class chosen and announced Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Bill Elliott was the top vote getter in the sixth NASCAR Hall of Fame class, appearing on 87 percent of ballots cast by the 53-member voting committee and in an aggregate fan vote that counts as the 54th ballot.
Wendell Scott, the first African-American driver to compete fulltime in NASCAR's premier series -- and the only African-American to win a race in NASCAR's top division -- was named on 58 percent of the ballots.
Elliott and Scott are joined in the 2015 class of inductees by NASCAR champions Joe Weatherly (53 percent) and Rex White (43 percent) and by prolific winner Fred Lorenzen (30 percent).
The 2015 class will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Jan. 30 of next year.