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Dale Jarrett
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Category: Stock Cars
BORN: 1956
Achievements

Driver, broadcaster


Official Nomination Bio

Sometimes, it’s difficult for a son to emerge from a father’s shadow. Then there’s the case of Dale Arnold Jarrett, who grabbed the spotlight with both hands. Dale turned down a full golf scholarship at the University of South Carolina to follow his father, Ned’s chosen profession. The 1999 NASCAR Cup Series champion collected three DAYTONA 500s (1993, 1996, 2000), 16 poles and 32 Cup victories. Only inductees Richard Petty (7) and Cale Yarborough (4) have won more DAYTONA 500s, and Dale’s 32 wins put him in the top 25 all-time. Jarrett was at his best in the sport’s marquee events. In addition to his triumphs in “The Great American Race,” Jarrett claimed two Brickyard 400s (1996, 1999), the 1996 Coca-Cola 600, 1998 Winston 500 and three Busch Clashes (1996, 2000, 2004). After retiring from driving in 2008, Jarrett, like his inductee dad, has become a lead analyst on NASCAR broadcasts. He was named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998 and inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2014.

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