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Ned Jarrett [2], 2007 July 5

Identifier: OH-JA0514

Scope and Contents

In this second of two interviews, Ned Jarrett recalls his career in NASCAR as a driver and broadcaster. Mr. Jarrett was very successful as a racer during the 1960s but decided to stop driving after the 1966 season. He discusses his experiences dealing with injuries in the final years of his career, as well as his decision to retire from racing. Mr. Jarrett would go on to be the manager of Hickory Motor Speedway and transition into a career in broadcasting in the late 1970s. He reflects on the memories of his twenty-year broadcasting career, including watching his son win races and getting to interview the president. Other topics discussed include Mr. Jarrett's relationship with driver Wendell Scott and his ideas on opportunities for African Americans and women to get more involved with NASCAR in the future.


  • Creation: 2007 July 5

Conditions Governing Access

30 of 31 oral history interviews are in the digital repository. Original audiovisual materials closed to patron use.

Biographical Note

Ned Jarrett was a 74-year-old man at the time of interview, which took place at his home in Newton, North Carolina. He was born in Newton, North Carolina in 1932. He was educated at Blackburn School and was employed as a race car driver and broadcaster.


137 Minutes

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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