Richard Petty Makes a Statement

Robert PritchettContributor IJuly 5, 2009

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JULY 03:  NASCAR Legend Richard Petty, speaks with fans during a NASCAR questions and answers session prior to qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 3, 2009 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

There are a number of individuals nominated for the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Plenty of deserving drivers are out there and who inducted is to be determined.

What I like was a comment by Richard Petty, when asked about the Hall of Fame, his answer was whose Hall of Fame is it.

He asked is it a driver only Hall of Fame or will it include everyone.

Everyone to The King is drivers, crew chiefs, mechanics, the person who sweeps the floor, the owner and others.

HIs point is NASCAR was not just made by the drivers but alot of individuals have contributed to its success and anyone who had an impact should be considered for induction.

Richard has always had class and with that idea of who should be included in the Hall of Fame proves he is the King in more way than one.

My vote would be for Neil Bonnett my all time favorite driver.