What Are Some Common Dale Jarrett Rumors?


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A popular Dale Jarrett rumor is that he and his ex-wife Kelley's divorce was due to his alleged infidelity. Kelley is rumored to have walked in on him cheating on her with Buffy Waltrip, the wife of family friend and fellow race car driver Michael Waltrip. Dale referred to his struggle with depression following his early retirement in 2008 as the main reason for their divorce. Neither Kelley nor Dale have commented on the rumors.

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Dale Arnold Jarrett is a sports commentator and former NASCAR driver famous for winning the Daytona 500 race three times, as well as the NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship. He was born in 1956 as the son of Ned Jarrett, two-time NASCAR Grand National Series champion. He started racing in 1977 at a track that his father owned and operated.

Dale met Kelley, with whom he had three children, in 1977. She financially supported him by working as a teacher while he began his racing career. Dale has frequently credited Kelley and her encouragement as the primary reason for his racing success.

Dale married his first wife when he was in high school, and fathered their son, Jason, when he was 18. Their marriage ended shortly after. Her identity is unknown to the public.

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