NASCAR Hall of Fame Opens

NASCAR will open its Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., honoring some of the sports finest drivers and personalities.  The inaugural class will feature Bill France Sr., Bill France Jr., Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty and Junior Johnson. Take a look at the construction and opening of the new home of NASCAR history.

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    Richard Petty's No. 43 car is seen here during a ceremony commemorating the 25th anniversary of his 200th win.  Petty, who headlines the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, is one of the sport's legendary figures. (AP).
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    Richard Petty is seen here speaking with the media after being named as one of the members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame's inaugural class. (AP).
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    The brand new NASCAR Hall of Fame will induct its inaugural class as it opens today in Charlotte, N.C. (AP).
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    Fans were given the opportunity to purchase engraved bricks that line the entrance of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. (AP).
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    Red Byron's 1939 Ford, winner of NASCAR's first race, is seen on Glory Road near the entrance to the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. (AP).
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    More modern NASCAR cars line Glory Road near the entrance to the NASCAR Hall of Fame (AP).
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    NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France announces the five-person inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame (AP).
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    Former NASCAR driver and owner Junior Johnson smiles as he speaks to media about being named to the NASCAR Hall of Fame during a news conference at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. (AP).
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    Construction is seen being done on the NASCAR Hall of Fame.  The city of Charlotte and NASCAR executives are hoping the new facility will become a tourist hot spot for racing aficionados (AP).
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    Construction is seen being done on the NASCAR Hall of Fame.  The city of Charlotte and NASCAR executives are hoping the new facility will become a tourist hot spot for racing aficionados (AP).
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