VIDEO: NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class Of 2017, Five Honored, Inducted

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TWO DRIVERS, THREE CAR OWNERS INDUCTED

ABOVE VIDEO: Racing great Mark Martin is inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA (NASCAR) – The enshrinement of three car owners of paramount importance to stock car racing, a driver who proved a prolific winner in NASCAR’s top-two series and a former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion who would become one of the most beloved storytellers in the history of the sport highlighted Friday night’s induction of the Class of 2017 into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Not only did the emotional proceedings usher one of NASCAR’s first car owners, Raymond Parks, into the Hall. Also recognized were the ongoing accomplishments of two owners — Richard Childress and Rick Hendrick — whose efforts have helped to produce a pair of seven-time champions.

Friday night also brought the induction of driver Mark Martin, who won 40 races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, another 49 in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and who finished second in the championship standings at NASCAR’s highest level no less than five times.

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