Championship Memories: Jarrett Becomes Ford's First NASCAR Champ

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Ned Jarrett won the 1965 championship after posting 13 victories and 42 top-five finishes in 54 starts.

Even though it’s been 50 years since Ned Jarrett captured Ford’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, he remains the manufacturer’s all-time win leader with 43.

Jarrett was recognized for his contributions to motorsports with the Spirit of Ford Award in 2003, which is the highest honor in Ford Performance.

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Duration 01:47
Posted Oct 22, 2015
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