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Rusty Wallace: Induction into NASCAR Hall of Fame Well-Deserved for Racing Giant

It didn't take Rusty Wallace long to gain entry into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, as well it shouldn't have.Wallace was elected to join Buck Baker, Leonard Wood, Cotton Owens, and Herb Thomas in the Class of 2013 on Wednesday by a 54-person panel in Charlotte, North Carolina.The 55-year-old Wallace is easily the most junior member of this group, and came in third among them in terms of voting with 52 percent, behind Wood and Thomas at 57 percent.But none of that diminishes what an honor it is for Wallace to join the likes of Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip, Cale Yarborough, and David Pearson (among others) as a member of just the fourth group to be inducted.Wallace ran in 749 races across three different NASCAR circuits during hi...

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