Here are the five initial entries into NASCAR's new Hall of Fame, with my opinion of their selection: Bill France Sr. Belongs in this inaugural class without a doubt. Arguably could have gone in as the lone entry the first year, and I don't think anyone would have complained. Bill France Jr. Belongs in the Hall of Fame--next year. David Pearson would have been the preferable pick in this spot. However, Bill France Jr. was able to enlarge upon his father's vision for the sport and grow it. Son's are not always able to follow in their father's steps, much less are they able to accomplish even more. Richard Petty A shoo-in and was probably a unanimous pick, as he should have been. His records are unmatched and unmatchable. There are many drivers for whom the claim is made that they were the best ever, but there always has to be a lengthy explanation as to how they were better than "The King". Dale Earnhardt He rose to the top of the sport and dominated it during his prime during a time in which competition increased dramatically with a personna that was right for the times. Junior Johnson Another pick who could have waited one year. As a driver, his stats are good, but not great. As a team owner, his teams dominated for a good span, but not remarkably more than other teams have done at other times. This pick, in my mind is interchangeable with at least 6 different people, right off the top of my head.