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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30575315 More Lee Petty coverage on NASCAR

Hall of Fame induction | Why Lee Petty is a Hall of Famer | Lee Petty in second Hall class | Drivers with three titles.

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30575308 What they are saying about Lee Petty What+they+are+saying+about+Lee+Petty+ NASCAR

"He was tough, okay? He was pretty good with the grandsons and stuff like that, but pretty hard on me, but real hard on the outside world. He lived in his world and he didn't want anybody to tell him how to live in his world. His big deal was to take care of his own. If you got in the way, didn't make a whole lot of difference to him, he got you out of the way."

- Richard Petty, son

"The funny part is that as my grandfather raced, he raced to put food on the table. That's what it was all about. It wasn't about the trophies. It was about keeping the family together and keeping us all as one cohesive unit."

- Kyle Petty, grandson

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30575310 Lee Petty's Hall of Fame credentials Lee+Petty%27s+Hall+of+Fame+credentials+ NASCAR

Competed from 1949-64, making 427 starts, won 54 times (ninth on the all-time list and tops at the time), won 18 poles, won first Daytona 500 in a three-wide finish that took three days to determine, was NASCAR's first three-time champion. 

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30576305 More David Pearson coverage on NASCAR

Pearson named to Hall's second class | Hall of Fame induction video | 5 reasons Pearson is a Hall of Famer | Pearson tops among Hall inductees.

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30576308 What they are saying about David Pearson What+they+are+saying+about+David+Pearson+ NASCAR

"He had so much talent, takes the perfect line, knows when to back off, knows when to get on the accelerator to bring him off the corner with the most speed and carry him down the straightaway. He had such a great feel for what the car was doing. Always qualified faster than he practiced, I mean 30- to 50-hundredths every race he ever drove for us. He had more self-confidence than anybody I've ever seen, extremely determined, looked, almost could sense danger, raced smart, easy on the brakes, never gave out, always had his competitors guessing, not letting them know what to expect until it was too late. If the car wasn't running, you better work on it because it sure wasn't the driver."

- Leonard Wood

"Although we know David as an icon, he doesn't understand what all the hoopla is about, why someone would want his autograph. That's what makes him special.
He doesn't care to be in the spotlight. You won't find any of his trophies in his home. They're all stowed away in an old building on his property. His ego doesn't feed off the hardware."

- Russell Branham, longtime PR person at Darlington Raceway

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30575307 David Pearson's Hall of Fame credentials David+Pearson%27s+Hall+of+Fame+credentials+ NASCAR

Pearson sits second on the all-time wins list with 105 victories, made 574 starts, offering a stunning win percentage of 18.3, and earned 113 pole positions over the course of his career, never ran all the races in a season, won championships in 1966, '68 and '69.

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30576299 More Bud Moore coverage on NASCAR

Moore joins second Hall class | Hall of Fame induction video | 5 reasons Bud Moore is a Hall of Famer.

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30576301 What they are saying about Bud Moore What+they+are+saying+about+Bud+Moore+ NASCAR

"Bud Moore's career in NASCAR is something he should be proud of. He's been called a pioneer in NASCAR racing and rightly so. Bud was there from the very beginning. When he came home from the war, Bud started to dabble in some local racing. He always liked fast cars and there wasn't much Bud didn't know about making them go quicker. He was especially good looking for motors. After the war ended, people over the south were looking for entertainment and racing filled that up. Whether it was racing on a short track on Saturday night or a dirt track on Sunday afternoon or whatever, Bud saw that need and wanted to be a part of it."

- Barney Hall, longtime NASCAR radio announcer

"The life story of tonight's first inductee, Bud Moore, reads like the script for a Hollywood movie. It's full of courage and charisma and accomplishment."

- FOX Sports announcer Mike Joy

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30576300 Bud Moore's Hall of Fame credentials Bud+Moore%27s+Hall+of+Fame+credentials+ NASCAR

Moore made 959 starts as a NASCAR team owner, won 63 races with a variety of drivers, a decorated World War II infantryman, won back-to-back championships in 1962-63 with Joe Weatherly, won 1957 title with champion Buck Baker, his cars finished in the top five 298 times and in the top 10 463 times, drivers won 43 pole positions.

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30576303 More Ned Jarrett coverage on NASCAR

Jarrett discusses his induction | Hall of Fame induction video | Five reasons Ned Jarrett is a Hall of Famer | Jarrett member of second Hall class.

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30576297 What they are saying about Ned Jarrett What+they+are+saying+about+Ned+Jarrett NASCAR

"We believe our dad has been followed in more facets of NASCAR racing than any other person. He spent more than 50 years promoting and talking to anyone and everyone about NASCAR. He has been a track owner and promotor, a radio commentator, sponsor representative, TV analyst, a huge fan, and of course a driver. Speaking of drivers, our dad was a fierce competitor, winning on dirt, asphalt, short tracks or superspeedways. His career as a driver was relatively short but very impressive. He won two sportsman titles, running over 60 races a year, two Cup titles in 50 races. As you just heard, one of those 50 races was the 1955 Southern 500 winning by a record 14 laps. All of this by the age of 34, there was a lot more to come."

- Dale Jarrett, son

"All the time that dad was busy racing, sometimes more than a hundred times a year, working long hours on radio and TV, making speeches, giving selflessly to charities and civic groups, he never, ever forgot his family. He was always there to watch Dale and I playing sports, and Patti doing all the things that girls do, I still haven't figured out what all those things were. But basically just being an awesome father. Most of our favorite memories are the times that we spent with our dad."

- Glenn Jarrett, son

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30575309 Ned Jarrett's Hall of Fame credentials Ned+Jarrett%27s+Hall+of+Fame+credentials+ NASCAR

Has 50 career wins in the series (tied for 10th on all-time list), earned 35 pole positions, earned three NASCAR championships in 1961, 1964 and '65, won 28 races during those final two championship seasons, won the 1965 Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway by 14 laps (17.5 miles, still the largest margin of victory in NASCAR Sprint Cup history), won two championships in the Sportsman Division (1957 and 1958), moved into career as a broadcaster.

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30576306 More Bobby Allison coverage on NASCAR

Five reasons Bobby Allison is a Hall of Famer | Hall of Fame induction video | Hall induction offers diverse class | Allison member of NASCAR's second class.

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30576294 What they are saying about Bobby Allison What+they+are+saying+about+Bobby+Allison+ NASCAR

"He's a very good family man as documented a while ago. But I'll tell you something, nothing paralleled racing. I mean, he loved it. He loved his wife. He loved his kids. He never neglected any of them. I always said his first love was racing."

- Donnie Allison, brother

"Stock car racing has gifted Bobby Allison with the highest of highs and dealt him the lowest of lows. The journey that is Bobby Allison's life is a story of tremendous courage, incredible perseverance and unwavering faith."

- Mike Joy, FOX Sports announcer

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30575318 Bobby Allison's Hall of Fame credentials Bobby+Allison%27s+Hall+of+Fame+credentials+ NASCAR

Earned 84 career victories (tied for fourth all-time with Darrell Waltrip) in 718 starts, earned 58 career pole positions, won the 1983 NASCAR Cup championship, charter member of “Alabama Gang,” earned three Daytona 500 wins, two NASCAR Modified Division championship in 1964 and '65, won two NASCAR Modified Special Division titles in 1962-63.

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30576292 More Cale Yarborough coverage on NASCAR

Yarborough revels in Hall induction | Hall to add stellar third class | Yarborough has Hall of Fame credentials | 2012 inductees announced video.

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30576296 What they're saying about Cale Yarborough What+they%27re+saying+about+Cale+Yarborough+ NASCAR

"Cale Yarborough is the toughest driver I’ve ever seen drive a race car. ...  There’s nobody that could take a race car, put it on his shoulders and carry it like Cale can. It’s like, if the car was perfect, he would just pound the competition into the ground that much harder. But when the car wasn’t perfect is when he did his best work. He could take less and do more with it than anybody else I’ve ever seen get behind the wheel.”

- analyst and former Yarborough crew member Jeff Hammond

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30576302 Cale Yarborough's Hall of Fame credentials Cale+Yarborough%27s+Hall+of+Fame+credentials+ NASCAR

Won 83 NASCAR Cup races, won 68 pole positions in career, first driver to win three consecutive championships in NASCAR (1976-78), won 28 races during that three-year dominance, was series runner-up in 1973, '74 and '80.

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30576307 More Glen Wood coverage on NASCAR

Wood reaches Hall with family help | Wood helped build sport | Legendary group set as Hall's third class | Wood has Hall of Fame credentials | Wood discusses being selected for Hall of Fame.

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30575314 What they're saying about Glen Wood What+they%27re+saying+about+Glen+Wood+ NASCAR

"Glen was always fair, honest, gave good advice, needed no more than a handshake. Glen was a great race car driver, great businessman, proud of his family Eddie, Len, daughter Kim, his wife Bernice, and Glen was so proud of Eddie, Len and Kim for winning this past Daytona 500."

- Leonard Wood

“They were just the greatest people in the world to work for. . . I am just so pleased to be coming into the Hall of Fame along with Glen Wood. If it hadn’t been for Glen Wood, I wouldn’t be here today.”

- Cale Yarborough

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30575305 Glen Wood's Hall of Fame credentials Glen+Wood%27s+Hall+of+Fame+credentials+ NASCAR

Competed 1953-64 as a driver and 1953 to present as a team owner, won four races as a driver (all at Bowman-Gray Stadium) and 98 as a team owner, won 14 pole positions as a driver, has won 118 pole positions as a team owner, has worked with several championship drivers including Hall of Famers Cale Yarborough and David Pearson.

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30576291 More Darrell Waltrip coverage on NASCAR

Waltrip's joyful journey to Hall | Waltrip humbled by Hall nomination | Waltrip's Hall of Fame credentials | Waltrip discusses Hall induction video | Michael Waltrip honors brother's Hall induction.

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30576295 What they're saying about Darrell Waltrip What+they%27re+saying+about+Darrell+Waltrip+ NASCAR

"He's a fierce competitor, he's a lot smarter when it comes to knowing how to set a car up than a lot of people give him credit for, and he knew that the secret to being a good race-car driver was not necessarily being the macho man, but being the mechanical man."

- Jeff Hammond, Waltrip's crew chief and now a analyst

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30576293 Darrell Waltrip's Hall of Fame credentials Darrell+Waltrip%27s+Hall+of+Fame+credentials+ NASCAR

Three NASCAR Sprint Cup championships (1982, '82, '85), 84 career victories (tied for fourth all-time), 59 pole positions (fifth all-time), won all his titles driving for Junior Johnson, won six races as a NASCAR Sprint Cup team owner, won 15 races as Nationwide Series team owner, won four races as Truck team owner, after retirement embarked on career as NASCAR broadcaster.

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30576298 More Dale Inman coverage on NASCAR

Inman paved path en route to Hall | Inman has Hall of Fame credentials | NASCAR Hall welcomes diverse class.

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30575317 What they are saying about Dale Inman What+they+are+saying+about+Dale+Inman+ NASCAR

"Way back when, there wasn't no such thing as a crew chief. You know, they had mechanics, crew mechanics, whatever they wanted to call them, and Dale was basically the first one. He's the one that basically started the crew chief operation, because we used to I guess in 1958 or something, my brother and Dale drove a '57 Oldsmobile to California, run the race and drove it back home. That was pit crew, that was the whole deal. And that's the way it started."

- Richard Petty

“The things that you learned were not always about being or trying to be the best race car mechanic or your win-loss record; they were also about how you represented your team on and off the track. Dale was very good at a lot of things, but I really think he was one of the best race strategists I have ever seen week in and week out. The vast majority of the time Dale made the right call to get the most out of the day.”

- Robin Pemberton, former Petty employee now a NASCAR vice president

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30576304 Dale Inman's Hall of Fame credentials Dale+Inman%27s+Hall+of+Fame+credentials NASCAR

Inman is the first crew chief to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, has eight career NASCAR Cup titles (seven with Richard Petty and one with Terry Labonte), has 193 Cup wins, orchestrated 129 pole-winning runs, credited with revolutionizing the crew chief position, in 1967 set stellar mark with 27 victories with Petty.

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30575311 More Richie Evans coverage on NASCAR

Evans a Hall of Famer like no other | Evans has Hall of Fame credentials.

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30575316 What they're saying about Richie Evans What+they%27re+saying+about+Richie+Evans+ NASCAR

"As Richie's crew chief for 11 years, he left me with two lifelong lessons, one, a hard work ethic, and two, to enjoy whatever you're doing, because he would later say, we're all just passing through."

- Billy Nacewicz

“He was the perfect template of a real race-car driver and a real race-car guy. I mean, he was just somebody that carried that with him. He was somebody that everybody really looked at, looked up to. You knew that when he was in town, you were racing against him. He was the guy we had to model off of to be successful. He kind of groomed a lot of us for the Cup level because you had to work so hard to beat him.”

- Tommy Baldwin, whose dad competed against Evans as Baldwin worked on the crew

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 30575312 Richie Evans' Hall of Fame credentials Richie+Evans%27+Hall+of+Fame+credentials+ NASCAR

First Modified series driver to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, won an estimated 475 races, earned nine NASCAR Modified titles in a 13-year span including eight in a row from 1978-85, won 12 races in first season of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, ranked No. 1 in the 2003 voting of the "NASCAR All-Time Modified Top 10 Drivers."

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NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 31579178 Leonard Wood's Hall of Fame credentials Leonard+Wood%27s+Hall+of+Fame+credentials NASCAR

Wood has long been involved in the legendary Wood Brothers organization. He served as the organization's chief mechanic and helped revolutionize pit stops thoughout the sport. He also played a big role in the team's engine shop, one of the keys to its success. Woods was always working to improve things -- he built a washing machine engine-powered go-kart from parts he found when he was 13. It still runs and can be seen in the Woods’ museum. In 1965, Ford and Colin Chapman hired the Woods to service Jim Clark’s car in the Indianapolis 500; he went on to win the race.

NASCAR 167 43 NASCAR Hall of Fame members 31579177 Cotton Owens' Hall of Fame credentials Cotton+Owens%27+Hall+of+Fame+credentials NASCAR

Owens found success as both an owner and a driver, though he is more widely known to modern fans for his role in the latter. He was also an exceptional modified competitor. In what is now the Cup series, he was the 1959 championship runner-up to fellow Hall of Famer Lee Petty, winning nine races. Among them was the first victory for a Pontiac, which came at the Daytona Beach road course. In modifieds, he won the 1953 and ’54 championships. Once he moved into an ownership role, Owens continued to find success. He earned 38 victories and teamed with Hall of Famer David Pearson to win the 1966 Cup championship.

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As NASCAR prepares for the official induction of five more Hall of Fame members, take a look at who is already enshrined.

Who are the 20 members already in the Hall? Take a look and see.

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