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Ned Jarrett discusses his nomination to the NASCAR Hall of Fame with FOXSports.com's Lee Spencer.
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And we -- with foxsports.com. And I'm here next to one the latest nominees Ned -- Talk about what it means to finally get into the -- thing. It's hard to put into words what it means -- -- After the Hall of Fame. Was announced that they were going to build it and then I was on the original 25 nominees. Typical for myself and that was to -- up long enough. To be inducted into it and so that's that -- Bears special regardless we have this long period for him. And enjoy it and I'm not sure the youth apparently sucked in yet that I've certainly appreciate all the support that -- It you kind of have that how moment when -- locked up and eating out congratulate. Here -- it was like air it was one race. Father and son moments said you will probably always remember. That was yours there's no question about it during his driving career -- -- -- with him on several occasions and the different that they come 131 in the brickyard 400 win the championship. And it was reversed today he was labeled. Celebrate with the offense and -- that I accomplished and and I think that made him feel. At least as your detective. That with observers fresh -- -- We'll never forget that call he made when he did in the Daytona 500 and unity showed pictures of your wife and they went back to EU and they show detail in everything and even though that the modern -- fans appreciate what you accomplish in the Booth can you tell them a little bit about what she did behind the wheel before year career -- Well I started on short track racing and sportsmen. Hickory motor speedway and then branched out and managed to win the national championship and sportsmen in 1957 and again in 1958. And them. Started trying to move toward the grand national series and and finally got it worked after -- run the full series in 1960. Looked up and won the championship and 61 -- second full year they're and then won the championship again in 1965. And so I was very fortunate to to be able to have a good equipment although we didn't have a lot of money to operate on him but he didn't have backed him. Two they're going out and compete and win subjected -- that there we're we're very proud there's and certain. What will the next year at legacy be and NASCAR. That's a good question. Your most people know me fans -- say -- me at the broadcaster. And that's okay with me I don't have a problem with impact. You equally as good. About the fact that. That helped me as much getting into the Hall of Fame as my driving career do and that. I found a bigger challenge. And broadcasting than I did and driving the race car and so that it -- contribution to the sport which some people felt that it vehicle let's -- -- and through through. Probably that the broadcasting would be more than blitzes than than even the we're.