(CBS Sports Analyst)
Ned Jarrett, a two-time NASCAR Winston Cup Champion, has been associated with CBS Sports' motorsports broadcasts since the mid-1970's. A 13-year veteran of NASCAR racing, he has served as pit reporter and/or analyst for the Daytona 500 since 1979. He serves in the same capacity for ESPN (since 1988), co-hosts Inside NASCAR, a weekly television program on TNN, and hosts a syndicated radio program on auto racing.
Jarrett began his auto racing career in 1952 in amateur races and graduated to semi-pro races in 1956. He won the NASCAR National Sportsman Championships in 1957 and again in 1958. From 1959 until he retired in 1966, he was on the NASCAR Grand National Circuit (now the Winston Cup), winning circuit titles in 1961 and 1965. Ned's victories include the 1964 Dixie 500 at Atlanta and the 1965 Southern 500 at Darlington, S.C. In 1963, he was leading the Daytona 500 with three laps to go when he ran out of gas and finished third.
He called his son, Dale, home to victory at the 1993 and 1996 Daytona 500 on CBS. Dale won his first NASCAR Winston Cup Championship in 1999, marking only the second time in history that a father and son have won the coveted title.
Ned was elected to the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame in 1972. He was also inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 1990, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1991, and in 1992 was inducted into the Oceanside Rotary Club Stock Car Hall of Fame in Daytona Beach, Fla. He also received an honorary doctorate from Lenoir-Rhyne College in 1997. He lives in Newton, N.C., with his wife, Martha. They have a daughter, Patti and two sons, Dale and Glenn, who also reports for CBS Sports' auto racing coverage.