Robert Yates still remembers his college professor telling him he'd never make anything of himself.
It turns out his professor was wrong.
Yates' 40-year career in auto racing culminated with his selection to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday, an achievement that left him in tears.
The 74-year-old Yates admitted he wasn't the smartest guy, but said "I knew how to work on cars."
Yates, a NASCAR Cup champion as both an engine builder and owner, was voted in along with three-time NASCAR Cup championship crew chief Ray Evernham, drivers Red Byron and Ron Hornaday Jr. and broadcaster Ken Squier. Hornaday and driver Alan Kulwicki tied for the fifth and...