Bill Elliott leads five new NASCAR 2015 Hall of Fame members

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NASCAR today announced the latest members into it's Hall of Fame and some of the biggest names in the sports history were honored in the class of 2015.

There were 20 names nominated back in February but it is only those chosen today who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame next time around.

The first name to be revealed was that of Bill Elliott, who makes it in at the first time of asking.

"Awesome Bill" Elliott is a two-time Daytona 500 winner and 1988 Cup Champion and was one of the most popular drivers during his career, with fans and peers alike.

Joining Elliott were:

Joe Weatherley - A two-time champion back in the 1960s.

Rex White White ammased 28 victories in just 233 starts as a NASCAR driver and became just the fourth owner/driver to win a title.

Fred Lorenzen "The Golden Boy" won on 26 occasions, becoming Daytona 500 and World 600 champion in the process as well as claiming the honor of being the first ever driver to earn $100,000 in a single season.

The final name in the class of 2015 was that of Wendell Scott, who remains the only African-American to win a Cup Series event.

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