The induction process has to have the highest integrity among fans, drivers, teams sponsors. Everybody in the sport has to view this as highly credible. I think the bar (for induction) will be pretty high.
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We could have taken a bit more time in getting this done, but it's not like an Olympic process where you don't talk to the city for another 12 years. We have two big races a year at Richmond International Raceway. The last thing we want to do is string them along we couldn't do that in good conscience.
Our brand is really our business and our livelihood. It is our hall of fame, so we certainly wouldn't want some content going in that we felt was detrimental to the sport and what it was all about.
You fall in love with these cities, and there wasn't one dud in the process, even though we thought there might be. I think RIR and Richmond have been elevated as NASCAR went through this.
By the time this building opens, we'll have 61 or 62 years of racing in our history, so how many people do you induct in your charter class Too many wouldn't be meaningful. How high is the bar for induction
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