View Full Version : Yarborough, Waltrip top third Hall of Fame class

06-15-2011, 07:45 AM
NASCARís Hall of Fame has its five newest members: Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Dale Inman, Glen Wood and Richie Evans.

Yarborough led with 85 percent of the vote followed by Waltrip (82 percent), Inman (78), Evans (50) and Wood (44).

Here is a look at the five newest members:

Cale Yarborough: Yarborough was the first driver to win three consecutive Cup Series championships, from 1976-78. During his three-year dominance, Yarborough won 28 races. Yarborough totaled 83 victories in his 31-year career, which ranks sixth all-time. He also won the Daytona 500 four times (1968, í77, í83-84), a mark that ranks second only to Richard Pettyís seven. He was named one of NASCARís 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998.

Darrell Waltrip: A three-time Cup Series champion (1981-82, í85), Waltrip is tied with Bobby Allison and Jeff Gordon for third all-time in series victories with 84. He was named one of NASCARís 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998.

Dale Inman: Inman has won more Cup championships than any crew chief or driver. He won seven with Richard Petty and one with Terry Labonte in 1984.

Richie Evans: The ďkingĒ of Modified racing, Evans captured nine NASCAR Modified titles in a 13-year span including eight in a row from 1978-85. He was named one of NASCARís 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998.

Glen Wood: Wood laid the foundation for the famed Wood Brothers racing team as a driver in NASCARís premier series. While a four-time winner as a driver, he is best known for his collaboration with brothers Leonard and Delano in Wood Brothers Racing. The Stuart, Va.-based team, which dates to 1950 and remains active, has amassed 98 victories.