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Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Hall’In Class

I’ve gotten a lot of email from readers asking me which five people I hope, or think, will make up the first set of inductees into NASCAR’s Hall of Fame. I’ve debated the topic with more than a few fans and have to agree that narrowing the group down to just five individuals is a difficult task -- though, in my mind, selecting four of the first five folks so honored is a no-brainer few can dispute. Let me preface my picks by saying that I feel no active driver, or even semi-active driver, should be considered for induction into the Hall of Fame.

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That’s History Profile: Tim Flock

Tim Flock was one of the legendary personalities of the sport, along with the likes of his brother Fonty Flock, Curtis Turner, and Fireball Roberts. He was a hell-raiser straight from the mold of the drivers of yesteryear, a far cry from the spit-polished corporate spokesmen of today. Tim Flock saw his first race in 1937, and became hooked. His brothers Bob, Fonty, and Carl wouldn't let him drive, so he got behind the wheel of a taxicab in Atlanta.

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