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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jeff Gordon delivered a heartfelt, emotional speech Friday night at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

It began with Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick and Gordon's children, Ella and Leo, presenting him with his Hall of Fame ring. It ended with a 29-year-old clip of Gordon sharing that he one day hoped to be remembered as one of the greats.

In between, he shared plenty of memories and thanked all the people who helped him reach the Hall of Fame stage.

Check out the full speech below, courtesy of NBC Sports.