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NASCAR Drivers' Hall Of Fame History Unfolds

It's a spot more coveted than victory lane and only a stellar driving record will get you in. The NASCAR Hall Of Fame is home to the history of the greatest drivers in the sport of auto racing. The good thing for fans is that there is more than just one place to see all of this history unfold. Various motorsports museums have sprouted up all around the country showcasing all of the heroes of auto racing. Here, race fans anxious to learn more about the sport's legendary drivers can see for themselves vehicles, equipment, photos and awards from the best drivers in the world.

Newer NASCAR fans probably know the names of only the most current NASCAR stars. It's probably safe to say that most wouldn’t recognize the early greats of the sport like Tiny Lund, who received the Carnegie Medal of Honor For Heroism and Banjo Matthews who built some of the most powerful and winningest cars in NASCAR history. However it’s important to know the early roots and the issues that these pioneering racers had to overcome. That's just one more reason to visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame in the museums that are in existence. When you come to realize the danger these spectacular racers faced in every race, you may find yourself appreciating the hardships and sacrifices they made in order make the sport safer for those who would follow.

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One of the most famous racing venues in the country is also home to one of the most respected NASCAR Racing Hall of Fame museums. The Talladega Superspeedway sits adjacent to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame which encompasses some of the most famous cars in all of racing history. Here you'll find everything from Bill Elliot's Ford Thunderbird that won the 1985 Winston Cup 500 to the Budweiser Rocket car that in 1979 broke the speed of sound at Edwards Air Force Base in California. There's plenty of amazing history to be seen at this and other outstanding auto racing museum.

There are many states looking to add a NASCAR Hall of Fame museum to their list of tourist attractions. But that begs the question could the history of such a powerful and dynamic sport be held by any one place?

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