Archive for January 22nd, 2009

NASCAR Hall of Fame Announces Induction Process

Yearly HOF Classes Will Have 5 Inductees; Fans, Media Part Of Voting Process

Daytona Beach, FL — The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today the annual induction process for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, scheduled to open in Charlotte, N.C. in 2010.

The yearly HOF classes will have five inductees selected by a voting panel consisting of NASCAR industry leaders, manufacturer representatives, former competitors, the media and fans. Inductees will be chosen from an annual list of no more than 25 candidates. The main criteria for nomination and induction: NASCAR accomplishments and contributions to the sport.

To be eligible, former drivers must have competed 10 years in NASCAR and be retired from racing for a minimum of three years. Non-drivers must have worked at least 10 years in the industry. (Potential candidates with shorter careers may be considered if there are special circumstances.)

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SPEED To Air Bodine Bobsled Challenge This Sunday

 Event To Air From 4-6 p.m.

Daytona Beach, FL — Events from the Fourth Annual Whelen Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge will air on SPEED this Sunday, Jan. 25, from 4-6 p.m.

The Whelen Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge, which took place Jan. 2-4 Lake Placid, N.Y., featured NASCAR and NHRA drivers competing at the Olympic Sports Complex, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics.

SPEED’s Sunday programming will showcase Race 2 of the two-segment competition, which pitted NASCAR and NHRA drivers against each other in an elimination competition. Current drivers Todd Bodine, Joey Logano and Boris Said represented NASCAR along with former driver – and founder of the event – Geoff Bodine.

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Do The Rules Apply

Have you ever noticed in life we are increasingly looking for an advantage? As we look around we see a world who is focused on being first, to the point of rudeness. Why is it that we think we deserve to be first, or in some way treated differently than others? Our passage today reminds us that the rules written long ago still apply. Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

At the track every team is looking for the things that will make their car go the fastest. They are searching for that one thing that gives them an advantage over the rest. That in itself isn’t wrong, it is when that desire leads us across the line into the questionable area, the gray area of the rules. Some have even been known to actually break the rules to gain an advantage.

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