2010 Memory Lane | ?The fans then is what it's all about, guys. We wouldn't be here without the fans. There wouldn't be a Richard Petty. There wouldn't be a NASCAR. But the press was telling the fans about NASCAR. The fans came. So the fans developed a love, a real love, for it.? ? RICHARD PETTY, who was inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame?s inaugural class in Charlotte, N.C., on May 23.