Scott, Wallace headline new Hall of Fame nominees



CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Wendell Scott and Rusty Wallace are among the five new nominees for the 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame class.

Also added to the nominee list Wednesday was Anne Bledsoe France, wife of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. She was NASCAR’s first treasurer and secretary, and is the first woman nominated for the Hall of Fame.

Engine builder Ray Fox also was nominated, as was sponsor executive Ralph Seagraves.

Scott won the 1963 race at Speedway Park in Jacksonville, Fla., for the only victory of his 495 career starts.

Wallace was the 1989 Cup champion, and is eighth on the career list with 55 victories. He’s currently an analyst for ESPN.

The Hall of Fame voting panel will elect five members into next year’s class on May 23.