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Robert Yates’ lifetime dedication to NASCAR to be honored

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In this May 24, 2017, file photo, former team owner Robert Yates, left, is congratulated by Winston Kelley, right, executive director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, after being named as a member of the class of 2018 during an announcement at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. Yates was in a grueling fight with liver cancer when he was elected last May following a vote at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. When his name was announced, he was mobbed by supporters thrilled for another tribute for one of NASCAR's stalwarts. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It took four times on the ballot for Robert Yates to be elected to NASCAR’s Hall of Fame. When he finally received enough votes, the championship-winning car owner and engine builder burst into tears.