With only two living members -- Rusty Wallace and Leonard Wood -- in its 2013 class, some worry the Hall of Fame lacks luster. But as Friday showed, great storytellers make it special.
NASCAR has its new "Gen 6" cars on a barnstorming tour ahead of the start of the season. That's fine, but you have to believe it's the stars in the cars that still matter.
The 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame class was about preserving a sense of history, a sense of respect for the racing pioneers who paved the way. Mission accomplished.