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The Scene Vault: Jeff Hammond Deals With Pressure


By Rick Houston

Working for drivers like Walter Ballard came with its own unique set of challenges.

How long could Ballard go before something broke on his car?

Would there be enough money to make it to the next race?

Could Ballard’s equipment maybe … possibly … hopefully … last long enough for the team to post a top-10 finish?

That’s what faced Jeff Hammond when he worked for independent teams like Ballard’s. When he went to work for Junior Johnson & Associates and driver Cale Yarborough, he was all of a sudden in a much, much different world. He was working for a team capable of winning races each and every week, and the championship each and every season.

Pressure? Jeff Hammond’s world was suddenly all about performance and results.

This is his story.

Join hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid each week on The Scene Vault Podcast Presented by Q Ware as they take a look back at the extraordinary people, places and events woven into the rich tapestry that is our sport.

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