NASCAR Hall Of Fame Set To Induct Darrell Waltrip, Cale Yarborough And Three Others Tonight

Five more NASCAR legends will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in a ceremony tonight in Charlotte, bringing the total number of people enshrined in the still-young Hall to 15.

The 2012 class is highlighted by Darrell Waltrip and Cale Yarborough, who between them have six championships (three apiece) and 167 wins (84 for Waltrip, 83 for Yarborough).

Both are among the greatest drivers in the sport's history, but it's been widely speculated they were excluded from the 2011 class because they had ruffled many feathers over the years.

Waltrip and Yarborough will be joined by Richard Petty's longtime crew chief Dale Inman, Wood Brothers Racing pioneer Glen Wood and driver Richie Evans, who won nine NASCAR Modified titles out of the spotlight.

Last year, the class included David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Lee Petty, Bud Moore and Ned Jarrett. The inaugural class was Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Bill France Sr., Bill France Jr., and Junior Johnson.

Check back here tonight for some memorable moments from the induction speeches (SPOILER ALERT: Speed is not broadcasting the ceremony until Sunday at 6 p.m. due to its coverage of the Barrett-Jackson car auction).

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