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Robert Yates posthumously inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Robert Yates lived long enough to hear his name announced as a NASCAR Hall of Famer.

Although he lost his battle with liver cancer five months after he was voted into the Hall, Yates was able to write his own acceptance speech for Friday night's ceremony. It was read by Dale Jarrett, a Hall of Famer who won the 1999 championship driving for Yates.

Dakar: Al-Attiyah wins 13th stage, Sainz near 2nd rally win

CORDOBA, Argentina (AP) — Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah won the penultimate stage of the Dakar Rally on Friday, while Carlos Sainz took advantage of a crash by defending champion Stephane Peterhansel to increase his overall lead and boost his chances of winning the world's toughest rally.

Standings: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

As of: Jan. 20
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Martin Truex Jr.50401
2Kyle Busch50352
3Kevin Harvick50333
4Brad Keselowski50304
5Chase Elliott23775
6Denny Hamlin23536
7Matt Kenseth23447
8Kyle Larson23208
9Ryan Blaney23059
10Jimmie Johnson226010
11Austin Dillon222411
12Jamie McMurray222412