NASCAR HOF inductee Rex White made more money selling cars than driving them

Rex White, who will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday as part of the Class of 2015, was among the first drivers to focus on winning a series championship by competing in most or all of the events of the season. That was no easy task in 1960, with 44 races on the schedule.

The best Carl Edwards has ever felt during his racing career were the final four races of the 2011 season when he and Tony Stewart raced for the Sprint Cup series championship. That opportunity has been lacking the past three seasons.

NASCAR’s new Chase format remains terrific for the most part. But it needs to close that one obvious loophole – no one should be allowed to win the title without winning a single race.

So far, Kyle Busch says he’s avoided being caught up in the media storm around his older brother, Kurt, who is under investigation by the Delaware Attorney General’s office for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend. That hasn’t prevented Kyle’s name from being mistakenly used in media reports, however.

Bill Elliott’s induction Friday night into the NASCAR Hall of Fame is not about him. It never was as far as he’s concerned.

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