Poll of NASCAR garage and media reveals who should be in next Hall of Fame Class

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Who should be in the next class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame? Voters will decide next month in Charlotte, N.C., but The Century Poll – renamed The ByrnesStrong Poll this month for broadcaster Steve Byrnes who died Tuesday after a battle with cancer – polled 100 people in NASCAR, asking who they would select for the Hall.

Car owner Rick Hendrick and former champion Alan Kulwicki tied with the most votes at 15. Former champion and broadcaster Benny Parsons was next with 13 votes, followed by former drivers Buddy Baker (10 votes) and Curtis Turner (nine).

The next five were Mark Martin (seven votes), track owner Bruton Smith (seven), former champion Red Byron (six) and two-time champion Terry Labonte  (three).

The rest of the nominees included Richard Childress (two votes), Jerry Cook (two), Harry Hyde (two), Larry Phillips (two), Robert Yates (two), Ray Evernham (one), Ray Fox (one), Hershel McGriff (one), Raymond Parks (one), Mike Stefanik (one) and Bobby Isaac (zero).

Voters in the poll include team members, car owners, crew chiefs, crew members, drivers and media members. There are 50 votes from those working in the NASCAR garage and 50 votes from media members.

Kulwicki received the most votes from the NASCAR garage with 12. Parsons received the most votes from the media contingent with nine.

So who would you select?