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Jarrett added to Darlington Legends Walk

May 05, 2011, Track Release,

DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Just days before his induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Ned Jarrett has been added to the Darlington Legends Walk on the grounds of the famed 1.366-mile egg-shaped oval.

"Ned Jarrett is known throughout NASCAR as one of the nicest and most talented drivers to ever compete on the Cup circuit," Darlington Raceway president Chris Browning said. "Ned's two NASCAR Cup championships are an impressive feat as is his 14-lap victory in the 1965 Southern 500."

Keeping with the historic racing theme present throughout the Darlington Raceway facility, each of the Darlington Legends Walk monuments resembles a Goodyear racing tire and old-style pit board. Each monument is made of solid granite and marble and weighs nearly 2,300 pounds.

This is the fourth consecutive year the track has added to the Darlington Legends Walk and the track plans to continue adding new monuments each year.

"This is a great way for Darlington to put some of the history of NASCAR and our track on display for fans to enjoy," Browning said. "The history of Darlington Raceway is so rich and we are going to do everything we can to preserve it for many generations to come."