Second NASCAR Hall of Fame class revealed

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The second five-member class for the NASCAR Hall of Fame was selected on Wednesday, with David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Lee Petty, Ned Jarrett and Bud More to be inducted in 2011.

Allison, Jarrett, Pearson and Petty are former NASCAR Cup Series champions, while Moore was one of the sport's most successful team owners.

Pearson is a three-time Cup champion whose 105 career victories are second to Richard Petty on the all-time race winners list. His titles came in 1966, '68 and '69.

Allison, the 1983 Cup champion, ended his career with 84 career wins, tying him with Darrell Waltrip for third on the series' all-time race winners list. He was a member of NASCAR's famed "Alabama Gang."

Petty became the first driver to win three Cup titles (1954, '58 and '59). He also won the inaugural Daytona 500 in 1959, edging Johnny Beauchamp in a photo finish that took three days to determine.

Jarrett is a two-time NASCAR champion (1961 and '65) and a two-time Sportsman Division champion (1957 and '58). He totaled 50 wins in NASCAR's premier series. After retiring in 1966, Jarrett helped grow the sport through his second career as a broadcaster.

Moore, a decorated World War II infantryman, won back-to-back championships as a team owner in 1962-63, with driver Joe Weatherly. His titles came immediately upon fielding a team in 1961. Moore also served as crew chief for Buck Baker during the 1950's.

While meeting in a closed session for most of the day, the 52-member nominating committee considered 25 nominees before casting their vote. A fan vote made up the panel's 53rd and final ballot.

One year ago, Bill France Sr., Richard Petty, Bill France Jr., Dale Earnhardt and Junior Johnson were selected as the inaugural five-member class for the NASCAR HoF.

The class of 2011 will be inducted in a ceremony next May at the NASCAR HoF in Charlotte.


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