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|NASCAR Adds 5 to Hall of Fame Ballot
|CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Jerry Cook, Jack Ingram, Dale Inman, Fred Lorenzen and T. Wayne Robertson are the newest nominees for NASCAR's 2011 Hall of Fame class.
The five are among 25 nominees who will be considered for induction next year. Also included are Bobby Allison, Lee Petty, David Pearson, Fireball Roberts, Darrell Waltrip and Cale Yarborough. Those six also were on the inaugural ballot last year.
Cook is a six-time Modified champion. Ingram is a two-time Nationwide champion. Inman is an eight-time Cup championship crew chief, seven of them coming with Hall of Famer Richard Petty. Lorenzen has 26 career Cup wins, including the 1965 Daytona 500. Robertson helped raise NASCAR's profile as an R.J. Reynolds executive.
Five inductees will be chosen by a 53-person voting panel.
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