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Hall of Fame Class of 2012

The third class in the NASCAR Hall of Fame was inducted in late January, with a cast of characters that included some of the sport's most prominent names.

The induction saw a legendary crew chief, two great champions of racing, a driver whose streak in NASCAR Modified is unparalled, and a founding member of one of NASCAR's historic racing teams.

Richie Evans

The recognized "king" of Modified racing, Evans captured nine NASCAR Modified titles in a 13-year span, including eight in a row from 1978-85. " Read full story " Watch video

Dale Inman

Behind every legendary driver, there is usually a legendary wrenchman. That was Dale Inman, without whom Richard Petty might never have been The King. " Read full story " Watch video

Darrell Waltrip

A three-time NASCAR premier series champion (1981-82, '85), Waltrip won all three with legendary driver/owner Junior Johnson. Waltrip is tied with Bobby Allison for fourth all-time in series victories with 84. His 59 poles rank fifth all-time in NASCAR Sprint Cup history. " Read full story " Watch video

Glen Wood

Glen Wood laid the foundation for the famed Wood Brothers racing team as a driver in the NASCAR premier series. Competing on a semi-regular basis, mostly at tracks close to his southern Virginia home, Wood won four times -- all at Bowman-Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. " Read full story " Watch video

Cale Yarborough

As competitive as the sport has always been, NASCAR has had very few dynasties. Cale Yarborough's reign in the late 1970s, though, was one of them. " Read full story " Watch video

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