Ned Jarrett through the years
By Staff report | Friday, October 12, 2018
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Ned Jarrett entered the world of racing in 1953 with his first showing at Hickory Speedway in North Carolina. Jarrett finished 11th and so began his historic 13-year NASCAR career.
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1959: Ned Jarrett's first win came at Myrtle Beach Speedway in South Carolina. Jarrett started ninth in his No. 11 Ford and beat out Jim Paschal for his inaugural win.
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1961: Ned Jarrett wins what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship.
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1964: In Ned Jarrett's winningest season, the future NASCAR Hall of Famer racked up a total of 15 wins, 40 top fives, 45 top-10 finishes and nine poles in 59 races.
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1965: Closing out the season, Ned Jarrett's final win of his NASCAR career came at Dog Track Speedway in North Carolina.
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1965: Ned Jarrett earns his second NASCAR championship title after winning 13 races that season.
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1965: Ned Jarrett celebrates his first and only Southern 500 win at Darlington Speedway. Jarrett had a 14-lap lead over Buck Baker for the victory.
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1984: Ned Jarrett turned to broadcasting after his racing career ended. In 1978, Jarrett began working for Motor Racing Network and he's pictured here in the press booth with former President Ronald Reagan.
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2000: Proud father Ned Jarrett greets his son, Dale Jarrett, in Victory Lane after he won his third Daytona 500. Both Jarretts are now NASCAR Hall of Famers.
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2011: Ned Jarrett is inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Joining Jarrett that year was David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Lee Petty and Bud Moore. Just three short years later, son Dale Jarrett joined the prestigious group.