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Cook And Evans Among NASCAR Hall Of Fame Nominees

(WIBX950 Sports) The 25 nominees for NASCAR’s third class of the Hall of Fame were announced on Tuesday Night and among the 25 are two local race legends, Jerry Cook and the late Ritchie Evans.

Evans was a Nine time Nascar Mondified Champion, including 8 years in a row from 1978 to 1985.   Known as the “Rapid Roman” Evans was killed in a crash at Martinsville Speedway on October 24, 1985 while practicing for the Winn-Dixie 500 triple-header, he was 44.

One of Ritchie Evans biggest rivals was fellow Roman Jerry Cook, who also make the final list of 25.   Cook won 6 National Modified titles and retired in 1982 with 342 wins.     See Nominees list here.

Voting will take place in October with the next five inductees enshrined during ceremonies held in January 2012.   This years Second class will be enshrined on May 23, 2011 and includes, Bud Moore, Ned Jarrett, Bobby Allison, David Pearson and Lee Petty.

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