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'Ultimate good ol' boy' Bill Elliott thanks family, fans for NASCAR Hall of Fame spot

Bill Elliott's induction Friday night into the NASCAR Hall of Fame is not about him. It never was as far as he's concerned. It's about them -- his family members who sacrificed time and money to kick-start his racing career. And it's about you -- the fans and followers whose adulation made Elliott NASCAR's Most Popular Driver an unprecedented 16 times in his career. "I wish my mom and dad were here, first off," said Elliott, whose first entry in what is now the Sprint Cup Series was fielded by his late father, George, and crewed by brothers Ernie and Dan. "It's a great feeling. I was trying not to show my emotions and then they call my name first one out of the box and you're just ...

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