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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) When Jeff Gordon's name is presented to panel of voters for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the debate should be short and simple.
Yes, Gordon gets a slot.
Gordon is on Wednesday's ballot for the first time and there should be zero discussion regarding his worthiness. The four-time NASCAR champion played a massive role in moving stock car racing beyond its Southern roots and into the national landscape. Business models changed because of Gordon, who appealed to Madison Avenue advertisers and stick-and-ball sports fans.