In UPS ad finale, Jarrett finally drives the truck

Feb 16, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The South Mississippi Sun Herald

“The power of this ad campaign still amazes me”

Dale Jarrett finally gets to race the truck. Eight years after UPS launched its popular advertising campaign with Jarrett pleading to drive a UPS truck in a race, UPS offered a sneak peak to media on Friday of ... via The South Mississippi Sun Herald

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Mikey fan

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Feb 16, 2008
 
Sounds like it will be funny. I always thought they should do a commercial with Dale in the truck, during a pit stop. They could split the screen and show multiple other drivers coming in and leaving the pits, while he sits there as the crew tries to jack the truck up. A timer running up to 10 minutes, or so, while everyone else peels out in 13-14 seconds would be funny too!
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Feb 20, 2008
 
I thought the commercial was great. I just wished today was still 1996 and we had 12 more years of DJ. A great Champion. He should be a great addition to the ESPN booth.
acdc1

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May 11, 2008
 
That is an awsome ad.
Mikey fan

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May 11, 2008
 
acdc1 wrote:
That is an awsome ad.
totally agree..one of the best/most heart warming ads on tv right now...
Shawn

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May 15, 2008
 
Every time I see that ad it makes me say "Aww!" And I have to agree with you when you say that DJ is a great addition to the ESPN booth. I was way more impressed with DJ than I was with Rusty with his broadcasting skills.
acdc1

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May 18, 2008
 
Do you their will be any ads with David Reutimann.
John

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May 18, 2008
 
acdc1 wrote:
Do you their will be any ads with David Reutimann.
If they do they wont be as good as the DJ ads were
Mikey fan

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May 18, 2008
 
John wrote:
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If they do they wont be as good as the DJ ads were
David is a 'class act' as well as Jarrett is/was. He can't replace Jarrett as in the fact that we're all individuals and unique. Just the same, he is a class act and avoids controversy and bad press. UPS should be proud to stay with David.

Since: May 07

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May 18, 2008
 
Mikey fan wrote:
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David is a 'class act' as well as Jarrett is/was. He can't replace Jarrett as in the fact that we're all individuals and unique. Just the same, he is a class act and avoids controversy and bad press. UPS should be proud to stay with David.
Aaron's did some pretty cute ads with David/wife/child. They were cute. I'd like to see UPS come up with an ad with both DR and DJ in it. That would be a screamer.
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May 18, 2008
 
This is a little off topic but this is the history of the UPS Dale Jarrett ad.

2001-Joins UPS and several people try to convince him to race the truck.
2002-Celebrities Wayne Newton, Charlie Danniels, Miss Piggy and Kermit,Joe Walsh, and George Thorogood all convince him to race the truck.
2003-F1 Drive Jackie Stewart convinces him by doing several things like a Hollywood Movie, an In-Car Commentarie Crew (which was the NASCAR on Fox Boys),a renactment of a crash in 2002 with Mark Martin had he used the UPS truck, and several other hillarious ads.
2004-Dale gets interview by a Big Brown Truck Driver, does Yoga, and flashes back to all of the crashes he has
2005-Dale Finally says YES!!!!!!!
2006-Dale tests the truck
2007-Dale looks for a pit crew
2008-Dale Jarret wins in finally wins in the UPS truck.

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May 19, 2008
 
acdc1 wrote:
This is a little off topic but this is the history of the UPS Dale Jarrett ad.
2001-Joins UPS and several people try to convince him to race the truck.
2002-Celebrities Wayne Newton, Charlie Danniels, Miss Piggy and Kermit,Joe Walsh, and George Thorogood all convince him to race the truck.
2003-F1 Drive Jackie Stewart convinces him by doing several things like a Hollywood Movie, an In-Car Commentarie Crew (which was the NASCAR on Fox Boys),a renactment of a crash in 2002 with Mark Martin had he used the UPS truck, and several other hillarious ads.
2004-Dale gets interview by a Big Brown Truck Driver, does Yoga, and flashes back to all of the crashes he has
2005-Dale Finally says YES!!!!!!!
2006-Dale tests the truck
2007-Dale looks for a pit crew
2008-Dale Jarret wins in finally wins in the UPS truck.
Wasn't there one he did with ES where he let him drive the truck and ES did a burn out and DJ told him, "Get out of my truck."
Think there was another one with hid Dad. In any event they were all good.
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May 19, 2008
 
theo wrote:
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Wasn't there one he did with ES where he let him drive the truck and ES did a burn out and DJ told him, "Get out of my truck."
Think there was another one with hid Dad. In any event they were all good.
Yes I do remember the ad where Ned Jarrett askes him for pie. That was probally one of my all time favorite. And I also do remember the ad where Elliott Sadler does burnouts in the truck. Elliott also appears in the 2008 ad. I also forgot to add to the 2004 section the ad where some guy is talking about the parts of NASCARS when Dale tells him to put them away.
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May 20, 2008
 
Mikey fan wrote:
Sounds like it will be funny. I always thought they should do a commercial with Dale in the truck, during a pit stop. They could split the screen and show multiple other drivers coming in and leaving the pits, while he sits there as the crew tries to jack the truck up. A timer running up to 10 minutes, or so, while everyone else peels out in 13-14 seconds would be funny too!
There was a commercial like that...don't remember if it was last year or the year before but it was pretty funny when they went to change his tires!

I love all of his commercials and am really going to miss them. I'm glad they pulled out the truck at the Allstar race...watching him wiping his eyes made me wipe mine too

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