Ceremonies for the newest class of inductees into NASCAR's Hall of Fame are now less than four weeks away.
On Jan. 28, Tim Flock, Jack Ingram, Dale Jarrett, Maurice Petty and Fireball Roberts will become the fifth class to be inducted into the Hall in Charlotte, N.C.
Less than a month later—on Feb. 21 in Daytona—the Hall of Fame Nominating Committee will announce the 25 names of candidates eligible to make up the five-man class for the sixth induction class in 2015.
The actual vote for the class is May 21.
Early last month, NASCAR announced several changes to the eligibility process, which will likely hasten the opportunity for at least one current driver, Mark Martin, to be immediately considered for the Class of 2015.
So while we wait to congratulate the newest members of the Hall of Fame, let's look at five potential nominees who could soon take the final step to be chosen for the Class of 2015.