Former driver and broadcaster Ned Jarrett has put up stats that would be envied by many NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers. The 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee earned a total of 50 wins, 185 top fives, 239 top 10s and two Sprint Cup titles before hanging up his helmet for good in 1966.

Jarrett recently sat down to reflect on being the first driver to win a NASCAR title driving a Ford, as well as being the winningest driver to pilot a Ford in NASCAR competition.

“When I learned that I had won the championship and was the first one to win it in a Ford, it made me extremely proud,” said Jarrett, who drove a Ford Galaxie to the 1965 premier series championship.