A standout on the former Late Model Sportsman circuit, Ard continued his tradition of winning once the tour was elevated to a NASCAR national series in 1982. Ard scored 22 wins in three years of competition in what is now called the Xfinity Series, rolling to the championship in consecutive years in 1983-84. After a head injury at the close of the ‘84 season ended his driving career, Ard remained in the sport as a team owner. Jeff Burton‘s first victory came in an Ard Motorsports car.


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