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There were smiles and laughs and even a few emotional moments here Friday night as NASCAR honored five new members of its Hall of Fame. "This is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me," said Darrell Waltrip -- and coming from a guy who won 84 races and 59 poles in 809 career starts, that's really saying something about what this night meant. Waltrip was enshrined along with Cale Yarborough, Dale Inman, Glen Wood and the late Richie Evans, forming the Hall's third induction class. In Waltrip and Yarborough, NASCAR immortalized two legendary winners -- and two equally legendary characters. In Inman, Wood and Evans, it honored some visionaries and pioneers. 'Never met a camera he didn't like' For Waltrip, who owned a race team for 12 years before starting his second career as a sports analyst, the induction ceremony was a humbling experience. Afterward, DW described himself as a blessed man. "These men and the people in this room, they're what inspire me," Waltrip, 64,...
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