2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class Interviews

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(L-R) David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Ned Jarrett, Bud Moore, and Maurice Petty. (Photo: Getty Images)

Motor Racing Network’s Barney Hall and Eli Gold talked with four of the living 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees along with Maurice Petty, who represented inductee Lee Petty, leading up to tonight’s Induction Ceremony.

Bobby Allison
Allison, winner of the 1983 NASCAR premier series championship, ended his career with 84 victories, tied for third on the all-time list. In 1972, he won 10 races, had 12 second-place finishes and was the NASCAR premier series runner-up (to Richard Petty). Allison captured the NASCAR Modified Special Division championship in 1962 and ‘63 and then went on to win the Modified Division the following two years. In 1998, Allison was named one of NASCAR’s "50 Greatest Drivers." Click to listen to Eli Gold’s interview with Bobby Allison

Ned Jarrett
Jarrett was a two-time NASCAR champion (1961 and 1965) and two-time Sportsman Division champion (1957 and ‘58). Through his career he totaled 50 premier series wins, tied for 11th all-time. In 1998 he was named one of NASCAR’s "50 Greatest Drivers." After retiring in 1966, Jarrett helped grow the sport through his second career as a broadcaster. Click to listen to Eli Gold’s interview with Ned Jarrett

Bud Moore
A decorated World War II infantryman, Bud Moore became a successful NASCAR Cup owner almost immediately upon fielding a team in 1961. Moore won back-to-back championships in 1962-63 with Joe Weatherly. Earlier, in 1957, Moore – who referred to himself as "a country mechanic" – was crew chief for champion Buck Baker. Click to listen to Eli Gold’s interview with Bud Moore

David Pearson
Pearson is a three-time NASCAR champion whose career total of 105 victories is second on the all-time list. Pearson won his titles in 1966, ’68 and ’69. He also won the sport’s biggest event, the Daytona 500 in 1976. In 1998 he was named one of NASCAR’s "50 Greatest Drivers." Click to listen to Barney Hall’s interview with David Pearson

Lee Petty
Petty became the sports first three-time series champion after winning titles in 1954, ’58 and ’59. He was also the winner of the first Daytona 500 in 1959. His 54 career victories stands ninth on the all-time list and he never finished lower than fourth in points from 1949-1959. In 1998, he was named one of NASCAR’s "50 Greatest Drivers." Petty is the founder of Petty Enterprises and as an owner had more than 2,000 starts and 268 wins. Click to listen to Eli Gold’s interview with Maurice Petty

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