Today In NASCAR History

1932: NASCAR Hall of Famer Ned Jarrett, a two-time champion in NASCAR’s premier series, is born. Jarrett, known as “Gentleman Ned” for his relaxed nature off the track, won 50 races over his 13-year career and was named one of NASCAR’s 50 greatest drivers in 1998. Jarrett retired from driving at the age of 34 but enjoyed a decades-long second career as a popular broadcaster. He was enshrined in the second class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2011.

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.