NASCAR announced its inaugural Hall of Fame class Wednesday (induction is May 23 in Charlotte, N.C.):
Dale Earnhardt: Seven-time Cup champion
Bill France Sr.: Formed NASCAR in 1947
Bill France Jr.: Spent 28 years as head of NASCAR
Junior Johnson: Former driver and owner whose early days of running moonshine in North Carolina symbolizes NASCAR's start
Richard Petty: Seven-time Cup champion and all-time wins leader
Not included by the 50 voters was David Pearson, who won 105 races and three Cup titles over 27 seasons. Told two Frances were in but not Pearson, Petty said, "That wouldn't have been my pick."
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Picture of the day
A Cary, N.C., farm is honoring former N.C. State women's basketball coach Kay Yow with a corn maze. Fans can walk through Yow's ear, navigate through her hair and necklace and exit her right shoulder. Yow, 66, died in January of breast cancer, and $1 from every $10 ticket goes to her cancer fund.
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"It's good for the soul, good for the hunger, good for the appetite. When I think about the appetite I have right now for football, I think I landed in the right spot."
David Tyree, new Ravens receiver on being cut by the Giants (because of multiple injuries) less than two years after his catch helped New York win the Super Bowl