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S.C. Hall of Fame inducts NASCAR great Cale Yarborough

Monday, Mar. 25, 2013

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - South Carolina Hall of Fame President Brad Dean described the two men inducted Monday into the state Hall of Fame at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center as American heroes, one of whom flew in an airplane while the other flew in a stock car.

William J. Farrow was posthumously inducted for his role in the famed Doolittle Raid in April 1942. His crew bombed Nagoya, Japan’s fourth largest city, in response to the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Farrow and his crew’s B-52 bomber later ran out of fuel and crashed into Japanese held territory in China. They were captured, and Farrow was later executed on Oct. 14, 1942.

Cale Yarborough, the NASCAR great, was inducted for his success on the race track. He won three consecutive Sprint Cup championships from 1976 to 1978, an achievement unmatched until 2008.

In his 31 years of racing, Yarborough won 83 victories, which ranks fifth of all time.