Ned Jarrett Winning Signatures Autographed Card with Display Stand
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Autographed Card comes with One Touch Holder & Display Stand
Ned Jarrett (born October 12, 1932) is a retired race car driver and two-time NASCAR Grand National Series champion. He was best known for his calm demeanor and he became known as "Gentleman Ned Jarrett". He is the father of former drivers Glenn Jarrett and Dale Jarrett.
Jarrett raced in his first Grand National (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) Series race in the 1953 Southern 500 at Darlington Speedway. He was out after 10 laps after the engine leaked oil. Jarrett was the 1955 track champion at Hickory Motor Speedway. Jarrett came in second driving in the Sportsman Series in 1956, and won the 1957 and 1958 championships.
In 1959, he was looking to pursue a career in the Grand National Series. He purchased a Junior Johnson Ford for $2,000. He did not have enough money to cover the check, so he waited until the bank closed to write the check, entered two races, and won them both to cover the cost of his car. In 1960, he won five races, before winning the 1961 Grand National championship with 22 top-five finishes and 34 top-ten finishes out of 46 races, with one win. In 1966, Jarrett raced in only 21 of 49 races, achieving eight top ten finishes. When Ford announced that they were withdrawing from NASCAR, Jarrett decided that it was time to retire at the age of 34. Jarrett retired with 50 wins and 239 top tens in NASCAR's top series, and is the only driver to retire as the NASCAR champion.