- United States
- Full Name
- Dale Arnold Jarrett
- Hickory, NC
- Date of Birth
- First Year
- Last Year
Dale Jarrett is a retired American stock car driver. He is son of two time NASCAR Cup Series champion Ned Jarrett, brother of former driver and broadcaster Glenn Jarrett, and father of Jason Jarrett. Currently Jarrett works as a racing commentator for NBC Sports.
Working his way up through the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Jarrett finally got his break sharing a ride with Cale Yarborough in 1989. The following year he replaced an injured Neil Bonnett at Wood Brother Racing, where he would score his first career win the next year at Michigan International Speedway.
In 1992, he moved to the new Joe Gibbs Racing team and won the 1993 Daytona 500. After three season, he moved to Robert Yates Racing (RYR) in 1995 to replace an injured Ernie Irvan in the number 28 Ford.
The next year, RYR expanded to two cars, putting Jarrett in the number 88 Ford and that’s when his career really took off. With RYR, he would win the Daytona 500 two more times (1996 and 2000), the Brickyard 400 twice (1996 and 1999) the World 600 (1996), and the 1999 Cup Series championship. In addition, the won the Daytona Clash race three times (1996, 2000, and 2004).
After 12 season with the Yates team, Jarrett would move to Michael Waltrip Racing in 2007, where the team struggled to not only make races, but finish them. After five races in 2008, Jarrett retired to join the ESPN NASCAR broadcast team.
In 2004 he was named the USG Person of the Year and was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2014.
05/22/2013 – Jarrett is named an inductee to the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2014
05/19/2006 – Jarrett signs on to drive for Michael Waltrip Racing starting in 2007
|Season||Team||Starts||Poles||Wins||Top5s||Top10s||Laps Comp||Laps Led||Races Led||DNF||DNQ||WD|
|1984||Jimmy Means Racing||1||0||0||0||0||155||0||0||0||0||0|
|1988||Yarborough Burdette Racing||19||0||0||0||1||5361||4||1||8||0||0|
|1989||Yarborough Burdette Racing||29||0||0||2||5||7798||99||3||11||0||0|
|1990||Wood Brothers Racing||24||0||0||1||7||6801||73||4||9||0||0|
|1991||Wood Brothers Racing||29||0||1||3||8||7767||47||7||9||0||0|
|1992||Joe Gibbs Racing||29||0||0||2||8||8586||103||6||5||0||0|
|1993||Joe Gibbs Racing||30||0||1||13||18||9149||263||15||5||0||0|
|1994||Joe Gibbs Racing||30||0||1||4||9||8410||55||8||7||1||0|
|2007||Michael Waltrip Racing||24||0||0||0||0||5771||0||0||8||12||0|
|2008||Michael Waltrip Racing||5||0||0||0||0||1496||3||1||1||0||0|