Published on March 20th, 2008 | by Ron Ripple7
Tribute to Dale Jarrett
Dale Jarrett didn’t end his career with a bang… but he sure did have one of the best racing career’s a driver could ask for. Dale Jarrett is probably one of the most well known NASCAR drivers in the history of NASCAR. He had over 657 starts with 32 wins, 163 top fives, and 260 top tens… you tell me that’s not a career. I think Dale Jarrett was not only a great racer but was also a great promotor. Ask anyone who drove the UPS car and I can guarantee you they would know. The only thing I want to know is when is he going to race the truck?
I think very highly of Dale Jarrett. Whenever there’s been an issue he was involved in he always took the high road. As much as I love controversy and of course talking about it, I always respected Dale for staying out of it. The best part about Dale’s decision to retire is that he won’t be going far. He’s moving from the cockpit of a NASCAR to a seat in the TV booth. The only thing I can hope for is that he doesn’t come up with a queer saying like “boogity boogity boogity.”
Dale Jarrett has led an incredible career with over 32 wins in a 24 year span. Every driver I’ve spoken to over the past few days has said nothing but positive things about him. Some have even said he’s one of the most respected racers in the garage, and I couldn’t agree with them more. To me Dale Jarrett is an icon! The only thing I could have hoped for was a better finish to his career. But I guess it just goes to show you that the competition is tough, and the young guns are fighting their way to the top. He will be missed.. I look forward to listening to Dale in the Announcer’s booth.
For this post I want to hear your comments. Help give him a tribute and tell me what your favorite memory of him is.