Jarrett makes final start of 24-year ...

Jarrett makes final start of 24-year career

There are 18 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Mar 15, 2008, titled Jarrett makes final start of 24-year career. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

As Dale Jarrett prepared for the last real start in his 24-year career at NASCAR's top level, praise for the 1999 Cup champion flowed around Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Indy Bob

Greenwood, IN

#1 Mar 16, 2008
CLASS ACT !
caribe18

New Philadelphia, OH

#3 Mar 16, 2008
Shame to go out out on such a low note !
WWE NASCAR

Newtown, CT

#4 Mar 16, 2008
Dale Jarrett is a nice guy, but his retirement is long over due. He should take at least 10 old farts with him.
Romans 8

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Mar 16, 2008
The guy has an impeccable career. And I will miss him big time. He's given us some great moments and frankly, I wouldn't have kept up on NASCAR if it weren't for him and Kyle Petty of all people. So, I say keep the old farts around. NASCAR used to have a bunch like DJ, you know the Yarborough & Petty types. Oily-haired, out-of-shape right out of the hog pit fellers. Now we've got a bunch of bratty, shiny-faced, hair salon models who are great drivers but like the high-brow paycheck just a little too much for me. Its OK with me to have Martin, Shepherd, Marlin, Elliot on the grid. Heck... I say get DW back on the track!
CAROL ADAIR

Newberry, IN

#6 Mar 16, 2008
FROM EDINBURGH, INDIANA-
GOOD LUCK TO YOU DALE IN YOUR FUTURE!!!!
I HAVE ENJOYED WATCHING YOU RACE. YOU ARE BY FAR A COMPASSIONATE AND CARING INDIVIDUAL. SURE WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE HAD YOUR AUTOGRAGH FOR MY "3 GRANDSONS"!!
BEST OF LUCK TO YOU!!
caroljadair@sbcglobal.net
SINCERELY
CAROL ADAIR
PJC

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Mar 16, 2008
Hey did anybody from The Star even know or care the 12 Hours of Sebring was run yesterday? Well at least we've got NASCAR covered. Yeeeeee hawwwwwww!!!

Since: Aug 07

Sterling, IL

#8 Mar 16, 2008
PJC wrote:
Hey did anybody from The Star even know or care the 12 Hours of Sebring was run yesterday? Well at least we've got NASCAR covered. Yeeeeee hawwwwwww!!!
True Dat! But wait maybe the Sebring was over too late, duh!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Aug 07

Sterling, IL

#9 Mar 16, 2008
BRISTOL, Tenn.-- As Dale Jarrett prepared for the last real start in his 24-year career at NASCAR's top level, praise for the 1999 Cup champion flowed around Bristol Motor Speedway.
Been there, done that: Dale Jarrett watches practice at Bristol Motor Speedway. Today's race will be his final Sprint Cup points event.- Wade Payne / Associated Press
Food City 500
Bristol, Tenn., 2 p.m. today, WXIN-59
Jarrett will start 37th today in his final points race, his last time behind the wheel except for an All-Star race in May.
"He has had a heck of a career, and I have had a blast racing with him," four-time series champion Jeff Gordon said Saturday. "I feel fortunate to have raced him for some great wins, great battles for wins as well as for championships.
"He is just one of the highest-quality individuals and race car drivers that I have ever raced against."
Jarrett, 51, earned that reputation through 667 starts that featured 32 wins -- three of them Daytona 500 victories and two at Indianapolis Motor Speedway -- one championship and more than $59 million in winnings. Along the way, he became known as a tough but classy and clean racer who developed into a true ambassador for NASCAR.
"When you see him coming in the mirror and he's faster than you, you just get up out of the way and let him go and he does the same for you," Greg Biffle said. "He falls along the lines of the Mark Martins and Rusty Wallaces and all the guys that have been at this level."

Since: Aug 07

Sterling, IL

#10 Mar 16, 2008
He's a good guy to not do Brickyard! Classy :)
By George I got it

Sterling, IL

#11 Mar 16, 2008
Does anyone watch ALMS? I don't think so.
WWE NASCAR

Newtown, CT

#12 Mar 16, 2008
By George I got it wrote:
Does anyone watch ALMS? I don't think so.
People are starting to watch. Those P2 cars are really something. Put them on any track with a COT and it would be embarrassing for NASCAR
ALF

Olathe, KS

#13 Mar 16, 2008
By George I got it wrote:
Does anyone watch ALMS? I don't think so.
Not the NASCAR crowd, because the ALMS is about racing, not entertainment and contrived finishes.
UPS

Avon, IN

#14 Mar 16, 2008
Race the truck, Dale. Race the truck.
Thanks Dale

Noblesville, IN

#15 Mar 16, 2008
Thanks Dale!!!
DUH

Noblesville, IN

#16 Mar 16, 2008
PJC wrote:
Hey did anybody from The Star even know or care the 12 Hours of Sebring was run yesterday? Well at least we've got NASCAR covered. Yeeeeee hawwwwwww!!!
Check the some of the other stories:
http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article...
Johnwar

Baltimore, MD

#17 Mar 17, 2008
THANKS!! Dale,you've been an awsome driver over the years,i've had fun watching and being a fan of yours.You rank right up there with the great ones. You'll be missed.
gnb

United States

#18 Mar 19, 2008
Flew in a Ford. Sucked in a Yoda

Since: Feb 08

Fairfax, VA

#19 Mar 20, 2008
good riddance

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