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Richard Childress: Rightfully – A Hall Of Famer

What do sports greats Jim “Catfish” Hunter, Sonny Jurgensen, Arnold Palmer, Gaylord Perry and NASCAR team owner Richard Childress have in common? Well, at least after Thursday evening’s induction ceremony at the Raleigh, North Carolina Hilton in which Childress will be honored; all will be members of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. Childress’ selection is well deserved, and if anything...long overdue. North Carolina is truly the Mecca of stock car racing and holds the sport's legends, in particular those native to the state, in high regard. Other North Carolinians from stock car racing that have previously been selected for the Hall of Fame include Buck Baker, Ned Jarrett, Junior Johnson, Lee and Richard Petty, Herb Thomas and Richard Childress’ close friend and driver, the late Dale Earnhardt.

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