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Maurice Petty completes Petty clan in Hall of Fame

Updated Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 | 4:48 p.m.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Petty dynasty is now completely represented in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Maurice Petty has been formally inducted into the Hall, joining his father, brother and cousin as members of the exclusive group.

Maurice Petty was the first member of the fifth class to be inducted during Wednesday night's ceremony. "The Chief" was inducted by brother Richard Petty, the seven-time NASCAR champion and member of the inaugural Hall of Fame class.

Maurice Petty is the first engine builder to be inducted into the Hall. His engines won seven titles and more than 200 races, including seven Daytona 500s.

Also in the Hall from the Petty Enterprise dynasty is patriarch Lee Petty, and the Petty boys' crew chief and cousin, Dale Inman.