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'65 Southern 500 proves racing really wasn't better way back when

The three biggest lies: 1. The check is in the mail. 2. I'm from the government. I'm here to help. 3. The racing was a lot better back in the day. The old saw that racing was a lot better decades ago just doesn't hold up when you look at it empirically. A good case in point is the Bojangles' Southern 500, which will be run Sunday night at historic Darlington Raceway. There have been...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ned Jarrett reflects on being the first Ford champion in NASCAR

Former driver and broadcaster Ned Jarrett has put up stats that would be envied by many NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers. The 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee earned a total of 50 wins, 185 top fives, 239 top 10s and two Sprint Cup titles before hanging up his helmet for good in 1966.  Jarrett recently sat down to reflect on being the first driver to win a NASCAR title driving a Ford...
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July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ford Performance NASCAR: Ned Jarrett Remains Ford’s All-Time Winningest Cup Driver

Second Installment Ned Jarrett Remains Ford’s All-Time NASCAR Sprint Cup Wins Leader 50 Years After Winning First Championship ·         Even though it’s been 50 years since Ned Jarrett captured Ford’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, he remains the manufacturer’s all-time wins leader with 43. ·         Jarrett won the 1965 championship after posting...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Galaxie Takes Ned Jarrett To Ford's First NASCAR Championship 50 Years Ago

Ned Jarrett made a living out of being first and that’s still the case today even though it’s been almost five decades since he climbed inside a stock car. He ranks first on the all-time Ford NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win list with 43 and made history by becoming the first champion in company history when he won the 1965 championship driving for owner Bondy Long. To commemorate...

NASCAR buries hatchet with Hall picks of Bruton Smith, Curtis Turner

For decades, NASCAR brass clashed with O. Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner. On Wednesday, both Smith and Turner were named to the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016. What was once a heated rivalry on both accounts has cooled over the years and led to Wednesday's announcement. With the inclusion of Smith and Turner into the sport's official Hall of Fame, a chapter of NASCAR history may...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday – Roberts’ Crash Spurs Safety Advances

Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm 1964 World 600 – Charlotte Motor Speedway – May 24, 1964 The World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway has always been one of NASCAR’s premier series crown jewel events, alongside the Daytona 500 and Southern 500. The 1964 running was the 5th edition of the event, which was the 25th of 62 races scheduled for the heavily...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Bojangles' legends breakfast brings NASCAR Hall of Famers to Darlington Raceway

With its platform of celebrating the history and heritage of the sport, Darlington Raceway is giving fans the opportunity to participate in the celebration with a once-in-a-lifetime event featuring NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees. The Bojangles’ Legends Breakfast will feature a panel of NASCAR icons, including Cale Yarborough, Ned Jarrett, Junior Johnson, Dale Inman, Leonard Wood...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS/NXS: NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett to join NASCAR coverage on NBC, NBCSN

— Three-Time Daytona 500 Champion to Join Krista Voda and Kyle Petty During Pre- and Post-race Coverage, and Contribute to NASCAR AMERICA on NBCSN NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement with 1999 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion and 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Dale Jarrett, who will serve as a pre- and post-race analyst during live coverage of select NASCAR Sprint Cup...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR Sports Group adds Hall of Fame drive Dale Jarrett to NASCAR broadcast team

NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement with 1999 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion and 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Dale Jarrett, who will serve as a pre- and post-race analyst during live coverage of select NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR XFINITY Series racing on NBC and NBCSN.  Jarrett, a three-time Daytona 500 winner, will be among the first to welcome fans to NBC Sports’...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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