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NASCAR 167 43 Dale Jarrett's Hall of Fame credentials 31765188 Stealth attack Stealth+attack NASCAR

Dale Jarrett was not only a championship racer who turned into a broadcast analyst, but he was a perennial contender for wins. Jarrett was known as a stealthy racer who could quietly move into contention while also showing his fiery nature when he needed to make his point. Here are five reasons he is a Hall of Famer.

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NASCAR 167 43 Dale Jarrett's Hall of Fame credentials 31765182 Championship caliber Championship+caliber NASCAR

Jarrett not only won races to make his mark on the sport, but he also raced away with the 1999 NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. He won the 1999 season title with 29 top-10 finishes in the year’s 34 races. He closed out his title run on a tear with four wins and eight top-10 finishes in the year’s final eight races. He was often a contender for the title during his storied career, posting six top-five season finishes.
 

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NASCAR 167 43 Dale Jarrett's Hall of Fame credentials 31765186 Big-time winner Big-time+winner NASCAR

Jarrett has 32 Sprint Cup Series victories, which is 21st on the all-time list. Those came in 688 Cup starts as the Hickory, N.C. native competed in NASCAR’s premier series from 1984-2008. He also has 11 wins in the Nationwide Series, and two in the International Race of Champions Series. Jarrett won at least one Cup race in 11 consecutive seasons (1993-2003).

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NASCAR 167 43 Dale Jarrett's Hall of Fame credentials 31765183 Step it up Step+it+up NASCAR

When the pressure – and hype – was on, Jarrett was ready. He turned in some of his top performances on NASCAR’s biggest stages (see, he was even an Olympic torchbearer in 2002). He won the prestigious Daytona 500 three times and twice won the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He also won the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte and at Darlington Raceway.
 

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NASCAR 167 43 Dale Jarrett's Hall of Fame credentials 31765184 Historic moment Historic+moment NASCAR

Dale Jarrett has enjoyed some stellar career moments, sharing them with his father, Ned, who called Dale’s 1993 Daytona 500 win from the broadcast booth. They are the second father-son combination to win series championships (Lee and Richard Petty were the first) and are now the third father-son combination (behind the Pettys and Bill France Sr. and Bill France Jr.) in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Ned Jarrett was inducted in 2011.
 

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NASCAR 167 43 Dale Jarrett's Hall of Fame credentials 31765185 Giving back Giving+back NASCAR

Jarrett has continued his role in NASCAR beyond his racing years. He joined the ESPN broadcast team, first with the Nationwide races in the final years of his Cup career, then moving into a role as an analyst on the Cup races.
 

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