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Rain or shine, Hall of Fame won't disappoint

Updated: May 11, 2010, 6:20 PM ET
By David Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As rain began dotting the brick plaza on Tuesday, a familiar, red-and-blue No. 43 STP Plymouth driven by Richard Petty and a black 1940 No. 3 Ford coupe driven by Junior Johnson came roaring up to the stage.

The wet stuff has delayed a few Sprint Cup races this season, but it wasn't going to dampen the grand opening of NASCAR's Hall of Fame.

"We got in just under the flag," Petty said with his famous smile.

A few minutes after their arrival, ...

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