Sunday, May 23, 2010

Dale Earnhardt Family Honors the Racing Legend at NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction

In a ceremony attended by NASCAR's finest, five legends of the sport became the first to be enshrined in the new NASCAR Hall of Fame, located in Charlotte, NC, the heart of racing country. The 2010 inductees were honored on Sunday.

Racing greats Dale Earnhardt, Junior Johnson and Richard Petty and NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. and Bill France, Jr. were the 2010 inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Johnson and Petty were in attendance and members of the Earnhardt family represented Earnhardt, representing Bill France Sr. was his son Jim France, representing Bill France Jr., was his daughter Lesa France Kennedy, and his son Brian France.

Current drivers and past champions came together to celebrate the special day. NASCAR Champions Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, who were all absent from the Hall of Fame Opening Ceremony, attended the induction ceremony on Sunday. All three are expected to be future Hall of Fame members.

Most eyes, however, were on the Earnhart family as they came together to honor the senior member. Dale Earnhardt's family, despite any previous differences, stood united as they spoke about the racing legend that they knew as not only a great driver but also as a father and husband.

Dale Earnhardt family honors the racing legend at NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony


The Earnhardt Family at Dale's Hall of Fame Spire

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