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Dale Jarrett

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Dale Jarrett prior to the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
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Dale Jarrett racing at the Tropicana 400 in 2004.

Dale Arnold Jarrett (born November 26, 1956 in Newton, North Carolina) is an American race car driver. Jarrett currently races in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series exclusively.

In 1999, Jarrett won the Winston Cup Championship, which is now called the Nextel Cup, and thus with his father Ned Jarrett became only the second father-son duo to win a championship.

Jarrett has won the Daytona 500 three times, in 1993, 1996, and 2000.

Interestingly, Jarrett never intended on following in his father's racing footsteps. Dale's father envisioned him becoming a professional golfer. In fact, Dale was offered a golf scholarship by the University of South Carolina, but he turned it down because he "didn't really care for schooling".

Since the 2001 season, Jarrett had been the driver of the #88 UPS Ford. Prior to his sponsorship deal with UPS, Jarrett drove the #88 Ford Credit Ford. Ford Credit has remained an associate sponsor.

Jarrett and his wife Kelley, along with their four kids, currently reside in Hickory, North Carolina.

Teams

A list of the teams for which Dale Jarrett has driven at the Winston/Nextel Cup level, and the years he raced for them.

  • Wood Brothers- 1990-1991
  • Robert Yates Racing- 1995-present

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