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Hitting on all cylinders
For Ned Jarrett, moving to Camden and to Bowani Racing provided his Hall of Fame driving career with
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NASCAR HALL OF FAME member Ned Jarrett (center) shares a story and a laugh with fellow Hall of Fame enshrinee Bobby Allison (left) and his brother, Donnie Allison, on Tuesday at the Camden Archives and Museum. - photo by Tom Didato/C-I photo
Turning for his Camden home proved trickier than turning for home in the 1965 Southern 500 for Ned Jarrett. After winning the Darlington Labor Day weekend race by what remains a NASCAR record 14 laps -- with the late Buck Baker finishing a distant second -- Jarrett looked forward to a peaceful, uneventful evening with his wife, their two sons and daughter in their Kirkover Hills residence. As they made their way to the house though, the Jarrett clan was met by what seemed like half of Camden milling around in their front yard or, on the usually peaceful street.