November 17, 2013
Jarrett's Ford Fairlane Marks Fourth of Nine Exclusive Sneak Peeks of Glory Road 2.0 in Coming Weeks
Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 17, 2013) – As part of the revamped Glory Road set to debut Saturday, Jan. 11, the NASCAR Hall of Fame announced the fourth of nine exclusive sneak peeks included in the exhibit. The 1966 No. 11 Ford Fairlane that Ned Jarrett drove in the final season of his career will join the 18 historic cars that will comprise the exhibit. The reveal took place during a Q&A with Ned Jarrett before the Ford Ecoboost 400 Race Viewing Party at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Sunday, Nov. 17.
About Ned Jarrett's 1966 Ford Fairlane
Ned Jarrett, a 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, drove the 1966 No. 11 Ford Fairlane in nine events during the final season of his career. After Ford race teams decided to run a limited schedule that year, which included Jarrett’s team owner Bondy Long, Jarrett went in search of another team. He signed on with Bernard Alvarez of Jacksonville, Fla., who was supporting the new Ford Fairlane. Jarrett’s best finish in the car was third at Islip, N.Y. His final start in the Fairlane was at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where he finished 37th after engine problems knocked him out of the race. He finished his driving career with Bondy Long at Rockingham later that year. Jarrett launched his NASCAR career in 1953 and participated in 352 events with 50 wins. He also took the title at the 1961 and 1965 NASCAR Grand National (now Sprint Cup) Series championships. Before coming to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Fairlane could still be found competing in vintage events on road courses in California, where its owners Mark and Linda Mountanos reside.
About Glory Road 2.0
Glory Road, which features 18 historic stock cars encircling the Great Hall, has served as one of the Hall’s most prominent focal points since opening. Speedways from across the country are illustrated here as well, where guests can touch the texture of various tracks and feel the intense banking that drivers face week-to-week. Glory Road 2.0 will see 18 new cars that reflect the six generations of premier series race cars that have been driven and built by some of the sport’s most celebrated drivers, owners and mechanics.
To mark this major exhibit revamp, the Hall will provide an exclusive sneak peek of artifacts in the coming weeks via in-person and social media unveils. The nine debuts will culminate with a behind-the-scenes media preview of all 18 cars in January. Prior to each Glory Road 2.0 announcement, stay tuned to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on nascarhall.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for sneak peek details of the NASCAR stock cars that will find a new home in this exhibit. Upcoming in-person photo opportunities that will be open to the public will be announced accordingly. Please note, stock car generations and dates will be subject to change.
Glory Road 2.0 Sneak Peek Schedule:
Tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame can be purchased by calling (877) 231-2010 or at nascarhall.com. Admission is $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors and military, $12.95 for children 5-12 and free for children younger than 5. Memberships are available starting at $25 for children and $50 for adults. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. For more details, visit nascarhall.com. Up-to-the-minute updates are available at facebook.com/nascarhall or by following @NASCARHall on Twitter.
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