What Are Some Interesting Facts About Dale Jarrett?


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Dale Jarrett is a Hall of Fame NASCAR stock car racing driver who won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in 1999. He is legendary for his success at the Daytona racetrack and was the winner of the Daytona 500 three times in his career: in 1993, 1996 and 2000. As of 2015, Jarrett is part of the NBC Sports NASCAR Broadcasting Crew, wherein he provides pre- and post-race analysis as part of the NBC commentary team.

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Many of the men in Jarrett's immediate family have been involved in stock car racing. His father Ned Jarrett was a two-time winner of NASCAR's Grand National Series and was acknowledged as one of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers of all time by an objective NASCAR panel in 1998. Dale Jarrett's older brother Glenn, his son Jason and his cousin Todd are all involved with NASCAR in various capacities.

Jarrett was an excellent amateur athlete throughout his youth in North Carolina and even turned down a golf scholarship from the University of South Carolina in order to become a race car driver. Before Jarrett's involvement with NBC, he provided mid-race analysis for ESPN from the time of his retirement from racing in 2008 until mid-2014.

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