CHARLOTTE, NC - The 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony took place Wednesday night in uptown Charlotte. One of the newest Hall of Famers is Dale Jarrett.
Few excelled on the big stage like Jarrett, the 1999 NASCAR premier series champion. Among his 32 career premier series victories were three Daytona 500 wins (1993, ’96 and 2000) and two Brickyard 400 victories at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (1996 and ’99).
With his induction, Jarrett joins his father in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The other father/son combos in the Hall of Fame are Bill France Sr. and Bill France Jr., and Lee and Richard/Maurice Petty.
“I’m honored to accept this induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame,” said Jarrett. “I have always considered it a privilege to represent NASCAR during my career. I am honored that many of you could join me here tonight. Just know that if we worked together during my 31 years of driving or the last six years in the world of television, I have thought about you and appreciate the opportunity we had to work together. Your efforts and sacrifices are the reason I’m here tonight.”
Jarrett was presented for induction by Country Music Star and NBC's "The Voice" Panelist Blake Shelton. The two have been friends for the last ten years.