Something else to consider: if a Modified driver gets into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, it will have to be solely because of what he did in NASCAR-sanctioned events. That only makes sense. Consider, also, that these voters are presented with piles of paper (bios, stats, etc.), and no matter how you look at it, Jerry Cook has one pretty impressive pile of paper. Six NASCAR national championships and seven Martinsville victories look pretty fine in anybody's bio, especially to a voter who, while he's doing his best, is going ONLY by what he sees on that paper. Often it's those first few "bio highlights" which have the most impact on a voter (I'm on the NEAR HoF selection committee myself, so I can relate to that), and some of the guys mentioned on this topic don't have those high-impact first couple of "bio highlights." It takes time to properly explain the influence of a Flemke, and even then you'd have to trust that the voter understands the other names, places, etc., in the story. Lastly, let's bear in mind that while some of the guys mentioned on this thread have HUGE career numbers, most of their success was NOT under NASCAR sanction. (I'm thinking primarily about Hoag and Reutimann, but you can say the same, to some degree, about Troyer and Flemke. None of Maynard's successes at "open" tracks like Fulton, Lancaster, and early Spencer Speedway would help him intoa NASCAR hall, nor would all of Eddie's small-block and open-comp wins.) Anyway, these guys are all legends to me, regardless of what halls they're in or out of.