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Today in History: October 12

October 12, 2012, NASCAR Wire Service,

1932: NASCAR Hall of Famer Ned Jarrett, a two-time champion in NASCAR's premier series, is born. Jarrett, known as "Gentleman Ned" for his relaxed nature off the track, won 50 races during his 13-year career and was named one of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers in 1998. Jarrett retired from driving at age 34 but enjoyed a decades-long second career as a popular broadcaster. He was enshrined in the second class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2011.