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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Drivers Benny Parsons and Mark Martin and car owner Rick Hendrick, Richard Childress and Raymond Parks were inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
Parsons, the 1973 NASCAR premier series champion, was the first driver first driver to eclipse 200 mph. Parsons, also a longtime broadcaster, died in 2007 at age 65.
Martin won 96 races across NASCAR's national series competition, including 40 on the Sprint Cup level.
Hendrick won 14 owner championships, and Childress 11 across NASCAR's three series.
Parks was the first car owner to win a title. He died in 2010 at 96.
Martinsville Speedway founder H. Clay Earles won the 2017 Landmark Award for outstanding contributions to NASCAR.
None of the living inductees was present for the announcement.