LAS VEGAS (AP) - NASCAR has made sweeping eligibility changes to the Hall of Fame election process, including tweaks that make both Bill Elliott and Mark Martin immediately in line for induction.
Among the six changes announced Thursday is that drivers are now eligible if they have competed for 30 or more years in NASCAR or have turned 55 in the calendar year before nominating day.
The previous rule made drivers eligible after they'd been retired for three years. Drivers can continue to compete now under the new rules without compromising eligibility.
The ballot will also include only 20 nominees, down five from the first five classes.
NASCAR has also established the ''Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions'' that will begin with the 2015 class.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

No NASCAR odds found

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail Ford EcoBoost 400 Picks Which driver will take home the Ford EcoBoost 400 title today and also the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship?
Thumbnail Ford EcoBoost 300 Picks The NASCAR Xfinity Series concludes its season later today with the running of the Ford EcoBoost 300. Which driver...
Thumbnail Ford EcoBoost 200 Picks The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series caps off its season and kicks off the tracing weekend with the Ford EcoBoost 200 tonight. Here are some drivers we like to contend for...
Thumbnail Ford EcoBoost 300 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series concludes its season on Saturday afternoon with the running of the Ford EcoBoost 300. Here...
Thumbnail Ford EcoBoost 400 Odds The final race for the Sprint Cup Championship takes place on Sunday in the Ford EcoBoost 400. Here is a look at the odds to win this...
More inNASCAR Articles  
Advertisement