FIREBALL ROBERTS IS NOMINATED FOR THE FIFTH STRAIGHT YEAR VOTED INTO THE NASCAR HALL OF FAME 5 TIMES FOR #22......VOTED IN ON 5-22
This 1963 Ford Galaxie has sat in one spot in the NASCAR Hall Of Fame for nearly four years, waiting for it's driver.
Just the right angle captures Fireball Roberts in the 1962 Daytona 500 winner's circle with his "MOST POPULAR DRIVER" trophy in the foreground, as his memorabilia is prepared for voting day.."just in case".
May 22, 2013, the opening ceremony statements of NASCAR'S Brian France as his young son looks on, along with NASCAR'S president Mike Helton (R).
Seconds before the fifth and final inductee is announced. NASCAR'S Brian France begins with a nickname, and in a millisecond his next word was "baseball". Everyone knew before Fireball's name was called.
The reality had not quite "sank in" after the five 2014 inductees were announced. As the JHE tech dismantles the stage settings, Fireball's name is a reality.