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Local man on NASCAR Hall Of Fame voting panel

Published On: Apr 11 2013 10:53:49 PM CDT
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

Kingsport Speedway owner Robert Pressley will have a vote in the 2014 NASCAR Hall Of Fame election.

The former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver is a member of the voting panel for the first time. Pressley was also a member of the nominating committee and he's been lobbying for Speedway Motorsports CEO Bruton Smith.

"I think he's been overlooked," Pressley told News 5 WCYB Thursday.

"What he's done for the sport is astronomical. I think it looks very good for Bruton Smith on the list. He stands a very good chance of getting in."

The voting panel will meet in early May. The results, including a fan vote on NASCAR.com, will be announced May 22.