The Rest of the Best, 2011


Well. Here we are! The dreaded off season. 

While trying not to obsessively count the days until the 500, I was trying to think of what to write about for my weekly piece here. I read in the news lately that the Hall of Fame is having a little bit of a tough time reaching attendance goals this first year. I really believe that given time, the Hall will increase in popularity and really start to pull in the race fans who are visiting Charlotte, or heck even any old part of North Carolina.  Or South Carolina. Or Virginia. Hey! Turns out there is some great racing around there!

I was reading the annoucement for the 2011 Inductees for the Hall and I thought that I would spend the off weeks and some of the other weeks during the season, writing up a bit for the fellows who didn't make it in this year. They are some incredibly deserving men, let me tell you. I have been lucky enough to meet a few and was even more staggeringly lucky to get to have lunch with Bud Moore. A Spartanburg lunch I will never forget.

I have already touched on a couple of them, but I thought a good story or two might be good to keep us warm during thr chilly winter months. Here's the list of nominees:

Anyone interested in hearing about anyone in particular right of the bat? If not, I think that I will start off next week with Red Byron. He's one of my favorites. 

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