The Latest: Alan Kulwicki inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

Published 02-02-2019

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local):

8:35 p.m.

The late Alan Kulwicki has been inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Kulwicki was introduced by 2003 NASCAR champion and fellow Wisconsin native Matt Kenseth. Kulwicki was inducted by longtime NASCAR team owner Felix Sabates, the executor of Kulwicki's estate following his 1993 death.

Kulwicki was represented at the ceremony by Paul Andrews, Tony Gibson and Peter Jellen, all crew members on his 1992 championship team. Kulwicki drove for his own race team and beat Bill Elliott by 10 points to win his only championship.

Kulwicki was killed on April 1 of the next season when his plane crashed as he traveled from a sponsor appearance to Bristol Motor Speedway.

"Somewhere he's doing his trademark Polish victory lap because tonight he's a NASCAR Hall of Famer," Kenseth said of Kulwicki's trademark celebration of driving clockwise so his window faced the fans.

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8:15 p.m.

Jack Roush has been inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

The championship-winning team owner was introduced by Ricky Stenhouse Jr., one of his current drivers, and inducted by 2

"Somewhere he's doing his trademark Polish victory lap because tonight he's a NASCAR Hall of Famer," Kenseth said of Kulwicki's trademark celebration of driving clockwise so his window faced the fans.

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8:15 p.m.

Jack Roush has been inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

The championship-winning team owner was introduced by Ricky Stenhouse Jr., one of his current drivers, and inducted by 2017 Hall of Fame driver Mark Martin. Roush wore his trademark Panama hat for his induction.

Roush teams have won a record 322 races across NASCAR's three national series and the organization has five NASCAR national series owner championships. Roush is a graduate-level mathematician, engineering entrepreneur and a strong supporter of the Detroit automotive scene and Ford Motor Co., as well as a pilot.

He noted during his speech that he wasn't expected to succeed when he launched his NASCAR team in 1988.

"Few if any knowledgeable fans and even fewer Cup team personnel would have given

8:15 p.m.

Jack Roush has been inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

The championship-winning team owner was introduced by Ricky Stenhouse Jr., one of his current drivers, and inducted by 2017 Hall of Fame driver Mark Martin. Roush wore his trademark Panama hat for his induction.

Roush teams have won a record 322 races across NASCAR's three national series and the organization has five NASCAR national series owner championships. Roush is a graduate-level mathematician, engineering entrepreneur and a strong supporter of the Detroit automotive scene and Ford Motor Co., as well as a pilot.

He noted during his speech that he wasn't expected to succeed when he launched his NASCAR team in 1988.

"Few if any knowledgeable fans and even fewer Cup team personnel would have given me favorable odds of surviving for more than three decades, as I stand before you tonight," Roush said.

Roush gave credit to Martin, who the team was built around, and Ford for its longtime support to his program.

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