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Dad gets deserving Hall of Fame nod

Updated: May 23, 2011, 6:27 PM ET
By Dale Jarrett | ESPN

The first time I realized just how much my dad meant to people was in 1965, after he won the Southern 500 at Darlington by a record 14 laps. We lived about 30 miles from there, in Camden, S.C. And when we got home, our yard was literally filled with what seemed like everyone from Camden and the surrounding towns.

Growing up, we always had to share my dad with other people. A lot of times, people would just come up and start talking to him. They felt very much at ease with him, ...

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