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NASCAR champion Dale Jarrett inducted into the Daytona-based Hall of Fame; Miguel Duhamel too

Dale Jarrett built a great NASCAR career by following in his father’s tire tracks.

From NASCAR champion to NASCAR Hall of Famer to NASCAR broadcaster, Ned Jarrett paved the way and Dale followed every path.

Now Dale follows his father to another level of the motorsports hierarchy. He is one of seven inductees who will form the Class of 2025 in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.

Daytona Beach-based Hall announced the new class this weekend at the Long Beach Grand Prix. Jarrett’s fellow inductees: Skip Barber (sports cars), Miguel Duhamel (motorcycle), Carl Haas (open-wheel owner), Ed Iskenderian (hot-rods), Tony Schumacher (drag racing) and Bill Stroppe (off-road).

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Dale Jarrett with father Ned after winning the 1996 Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis.Dale Jarrett with father Ned after winning the 1996 Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis.

Dale Jarrett with father Ned after winning the 1996 Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis.

Jarrett was best known for his Cup Series championship in 1999 and his three Daytona 500 victories in 1993, 1996 and 2000. He was 34 before he won his first Cup Series race and would win 32 over the next 14 years.

His best stint came with Robert Yates Racing from 1996 to 2002, when he won 26 races and his championship. In addition to his three Daytona victories, he won several other major races: two Brickyard 400s, a Coca-Cola 600 and three Busch Clashes.

His victory at Daytona also includes a 195-mile qualifying race in 1997, the 1999 IROC race and the 1999 Pepsi 400.

Jarrett will enter the Motorsports Hall one year after another NASCAR Hall of Famer, seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson.

Ned and Dale Jarrett are just the latest father-son duo to enter the Motorsports Hall. Among the others: Bobby and Davey Allison, Mario and Michael Andretti, Buck and Buddy Baker, Lee and Richard Petty, Al Unser and Al Jr., and Bill France and Bill Jr.

Jarrett isn’t the only new Hall of Famer who built much of his portfolio in Daytona. Duhamel, who has 86 overall AMA victories and several championships, won five Daytona 200s between 1991 and 2005.

The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America moved to Daytona Beach from Michigan in 2016. It is located in the motorsports museum in the ‘tickets and tours’ building outside Turn 4 at the Daytona International Speedway.

This article originally appeared in The Daytona Beach News-Journal: NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett in the Motorsports Hall of Fame class