Allison, Waltrip among nominees for Hall of Fame

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Former drivers Bobby Allison and Darrell
Waltrip are two of the 25 nominees for the first NASCAR Hall of
Fame induction class.

NASCAR released the two names Tuesday ahead of the announcement
of all nominees Thursday night.

The first class will consist of five members. They'll be
inducted in conjunction with the opening of the Hall of Fame in
downtown Charlotte next May.

Allison and Waltrip were longtime rivals and are tied for third
with 84 victories in NASCAR's top series. Waltrip won three Cup
championships and Allison one.

A 21-member nominating committee selected the nominees from
NASCAR drivers, owners and promoters.