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Hear from Ned Jarrett as he is inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
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Well. This is special. NASCAR Hall of Fame. Now muted. They're got its trade request me in so many wonderful ways -- games and tell what will power strip. And many opportunities to use those attributes. I'm thankful for all that he's just written three of the greatest blessing that it is bestowed upon me my children Glendale -- Thank each -- you for your love and support and for your part in making the cars are very special. May have been special month with Jarrett family there was inducted into the October county sports Hall of Fame on late night. And then on May twelfth he was inducted into the North Carolina sports hall thing and then this here tonight. Got to number one question to the it's -- market. We celebrated our 55 wedding anniversary back in February. Thank you do for your unwavering love. I think made attacks in sacrifices that you made to allow me to chase my dream charge you were at home raising the kids and keep from home part burning. Yeah true event of -- -- and I appreciate that I would want to thank the France -- bill saying -- real junior Jim Lisa Brian. For their tremendous visions and founding NASCAR and for their relentless efforts of more than sixty years -- growing the sport to what it has become today. With the leadership of president market. Without all of your work and dedication we wouldn't be here tonight. Thanks to the voting panel for their consideration and elect him in the second class. This is far more than are different to go in with greats like David Pearson Bobby Allison but or mutated. That means a lot to me. I had the good fortune of racing against all of them. And also Richard Petty and Junior Johnson. You're in moderation career and I appreciate you guys allow -- to win a few races along the way and a couple of championships thank for that. When it was announced several years ago there would be a NASCAR hall payment on my name was among the original point about nominee use my prayer at the end. Was to live long enough to be elected. And I had to work hard on myself to vehicle through the year and enjoy this tremendous job. I thank god for answering those prayers as many of you know I broke my back and record -- South Carolina in June of 1965. With the help a lot of good doctors and a lot of people we were able to keep going and finish out the season and went on wins championships. I'm very grateful for that already thought it would be several years down the road before wouldn't stand much of the chance of getting him to the -- our whole thing. Especially when you consider all the great people through your comfort NASCAR and done so much for our sport and are so deserving to be in this whole thing. I want to thank the fans who voted for me. And have supported Erica that your family over the years thanks to all group called written and offered thanks to face congratulations. I appreciate all of that more than occupation. It style and message was very special. And my biggest. Congratulations on -- came when we're going to church next Sunday after the election back in October. And when walking -- the Raiders were congratulating marker I was coming along little bit kinder and the lady congratulated only getting into the Hall of Fame. Markets have -- to appreciate that very much with that he's been in my whole thing for fifteen years I appreciate it. John error when -- Chiefs over the years and you have that was reluctant fourth child -- more. And we really appreciate your love and support John over the years. Monday all -- my car owner in 19641955. They've had some great race car for Vrabel went fifty bases and 64 and thirteen and 65 in. Along with the championship. I'll thank Rex what an -- sixty checked into NASCAR and Chevrolet. Rex didn't know it at the time maybe don't know it today that he kept my career alive. My first year in competition with him in grand national series was in 1960. And I ran that year on Bard might. And -- with the -- -- Mora couldn't going to part Chevrolet was looking for a young driver to bring into their fold and -- -- read recommended me. And so they are -- -- Chevrolet for them along with their from me in the BG Holloway from down Florida. And that kept my career -- -- I really appreciate that. I want to thank Ford Motor Co. when they came back into racing in 1963. They brought me along as one report Roberts that they would support. And so we had a great career and I'm proud to stand here tonight and pay you that. Of the fifty races that I won 43 other more -- cars which makes me forgive me for boasting. That that's the most races that any driver has won him a Ford car and NASCAR competition that's something I'm very proud.