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Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. makes Hall of Fame

Ken Squier, Dale Earnhardt Jr
The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four-Time Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. has been inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Hornaday’s 51 victories are a Truck Series record, as well as his championships. He was introduced Friday night by Kevin Harvick, one of the many drivers who Hornaday helped make their way in NASCAR.

Hornaday frequently allowed young racers to live on his living room couch when they relocated to North Carolina to pursue a career in NASCAR. Among them are Harvick and Jimmie Johnson, who have eight Cup titles between them.

Ken Squier became the first broadcaster to be inducted into NASCAR’s Hall of Fame earlier Friday, and Red Byron, NASCAR’s first champion, was also inducted.

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