In May, Ned Jarrett, Bobby Allison, Bud Moore, Lee Petty and David Pearson will form the second class of inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.
While the group's collective merits are certainly worthy of induction, at least one notable driver will have to wait one more year to earn his rightful reward.
It could be argued that Ned Jarrett's induction next year will be a result of his lengthy television career rather than his 55 wins and two Sprint Cup titles. Despite 37 years as a car owner, Bud Moore's 63 wins and two Sprint Cup championships seem insignificant compared to what Richard Childress and Rick Hendrick have done in seasons with much shorter schedules.
Regardless, here are 11 personalities that should be considered by the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction committee for the 2012 class.