Published October 15, 2009
While the Chase for the Cup rolls on (we're halfway there!) and a championship hangs in the balance, sometimes it's necessary to take a look back once in awhile. Not at the current season, but at the sport itself.
And, while you'll have to wait until May 11, 2010 to visit yourself, the new NASCAR Hall of Fame officially offered us the chance to look back at five great individuals in the sport when it announced the inaugural class to be inducted.
Bill France, Sr. Bill France, Jr. Dale Earnhardt. Junior Johnson. Richard Petty.
The list defines the foundation of NASCAR greatness, on and off the track.
So while the driver's on Sunday will be headed toward determining another title, and some of them looking to further their own achievements at a shot to end up in the Hall of Fame themselves one day, today it's about the people who helped define the sport and make it what it is for those very same drivers on the track this weekend.
Congratulations to the Class of 2010 Inductees!