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CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 11: Richard Petty speaks to the crowd during the NASCAR Hall of Fame Grand Opening at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on May 11, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for NASCAR Hall of Fame)
On Sunday evening, the NASCAR Hall of Fame will officially honor its third class of inductees into the Hall — Richie Evans, Dale Inman, Darrell Waltrip, Glen Wood and Cale Yarborough.Evans may not have been a fixture in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series but he was to modified racing what Hall of Fame member Richard Petty was to Cup racing — king. Evans claimed NASCAR’s modified championship nine times in 13 years, eight of those coming consecutively between 1978 and 1985. The 1985 championship was awarded to Evans post-death, as he was killed in a crash a few weeks earlier at Martinsville Speedway. After posting 12 wins that season, Evans clinched the title several weeks prior to the season finale.Inman was Petty’s wingman, of sorts. He served as crew chief at Petty Enterprises throughout most of Petty’s driving career. Petty may have seven Cup titles, but his cousin, Inman, one-upped him in that category, claiming an eighth championship as crew chief for Terry Labonte in 1984 during a per...
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