CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It was foolish for Darrell Waltrip to participate in the live broadcast of last year’s NASCAR Hall of Fame voting day, when he was publicly humiliated by being snubbed from the five-member second class.
Waltrip was stoic on the air, but the color drained from his face as the inductees were announced, making it apparent his exclusion wounded him.
He’s likely to be much more low key today. That’s when the 55-member voting committee meets at the Charlotte Convention Center to elect five inductees for the third class. Waltrip isn’t scheduled to be part of Speed’s coverage this year.
Of course, Waltrip should have little to worry about because his statistics — along with Cale Yarborough’s — should get both easily elected into the Hall.
If only it were that easy.
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