Ned Jarrett, Stock Cars, Class of 1997
Ned's 50 NASCAR Grand National (now Winston Cup) wins rank him eighth on the all-time victory list with Hall of Famer Junior Johnson. Jarrett was the Grand National champion in 1961 and 1958, and captured 35 poles during his 351-race career (1953-1966). He was one of the first NASCAR drivers to recognize the need for a "polished" image and was among the most popular drivers of his era. Born October 12, 1932 at Newton, NC, Ned is one of racing's most distinguished radio and TV commentators today.