CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tim Flock, Maurice Petty, Dale Jarrett, Jack Ingram and Fireball Roberts were elected as the five-man 2014 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
NASCAR chairman Brian France announce the five inductees in a ceremony at the NASCAR hall of fame. They were selected by a panel 55 voters, plus one ballot from a fan vote, from a list of 25 nominees.
Flock, a two-time champion in what is now NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series, and Roberts, who won 33 times in the premier series, including 1962 Daytona 500, give NASCAR’s pioneer drivers two more members in the hall.
Two of the selections follow relatives into the Hall of Fame. Jarrett, the 1999 premier series champion and a three-time Daytona 500 winner, follows his father, Ned Jarrett, a member of the Class of 2011. Petty becomes the fourth member of the Petty family to join the Hall of Fame, all from famed Petty Enterprises.
Ingram made his mark on short tracks, racing to two championships in what is now the Nationwide Series and three-time Late Model Sportsman series.
The five will be inducted into the hall of fame in January of 2014, joining the 20 men in the first four classes. Those 20 are:
2010: Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Junior Johnson, Bill France Sr., Bill France Jr.
2011: David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Bud Moore, Ned Jarrett, Lee Petty.
2012: Cale Yarborough, Glen Wood, Richie Evans, Dale Inman, Darrell Waltrip.
2013: Buck Baker, Cotton Owens, Rusty Wallace, Leonard Wood, Herb Thomas.