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Yates, Evernham lead NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Robert Yates still remembers his college professor telling him he'd never make anything of himself.

It turns out his professor was wrong.

Yates' 40-year career in auto racing culminated with his selection to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday, an achievement that left him in tears.

The 74-year-old Yates admitted he wasn't the smartest guy, but said "I knew how to work on cars."

Standings: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

As of: May. 25
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Kyle Larson4751
2Martin Truex Jr.4312
3Brad Keselowski4083
4Chase Elliott3614
5Jamie McMurray3545
6Kevin Harvick3476
7Kyle Busch3257
8Jimmie Johnson3238
9Joey Logano3209
10Clint Bowyer31710
11Ryan Blaney29111
12Denny Hamlin28912

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