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Pro Stock ace Greg Anderson inducted into North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame BY ROB KING

Four-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Greg Anderson is having an extraordinary year . At the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Maple Grove Raceway , the North Carolina resident secured the 97th national event win of his career , tying Warren Johnson as the most winning driver in the history of the class . In October , Anderson will be inducted into the esteemed North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame .

“ This is beyond an honor ,” said Anderson . “ I didn ’ t even think my name was in the hat , so I
was really surprised . To have my name alongside so many legends in the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame is something I never could have dreamed of .”
Previous inductees have included such racing legends as Richard Petty , Bobby Allison , Tim Flock , Junior Johnson , Bill France Sr ., Ned Jarrett , Cale Yarborough , Ralph Moody Jr ., Dale Earnhardt , David Pearson , Darrell Waltrip , Buddy Baker , Benny Parsons , A . J . Foyt , Rusty Wallace , Glenn “ Fireball ” Roberts , Fred Lorenzen , Lee Petty , Harry Grant , Sox & Martin , Don Miller , Richard Childress , Rick Hendrick , Terry Labonte ,
Ricky Rudd , Davey Allison , Tony Stewart , and Jerry Cook .
Anderson was originally slated to be one of two 2020 inductees in a ceremony that was delayed a full year by the COVID-19 pandemic . He and NASCAR legend Bobby Labonte will be joined by 2021 inductees Rex White and Alan Kulwicki in a ceremony in downtown Mooresville on October 5 , 2021 , at 3:00 p . m . The outdoor ceremony is open to the public .
Duluth , Minnesota-born Anderson first licensed in a Pro Stock car in 1995 . He made his driving debut at the NHRA national event in
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