Jarrett Finishes Sixth At Lowes Hickory, NC 10/10/03 Once again rain played havoc with the ARCA RE/MAX Series at Lowes Motor Speedway causing the scheduled 100 lap event to end on lap 66 with Jason Jarrett sitting in sixth place. As a...
Jarrett Finishes Sixth At Lowes
Hickory, NC 10/10/03 Once again rain played havoc with the ARCA RE/MAX Series at Lowes Motor Speedway causing the scheduled 100 lap event to end on lap 66 with Jason Jarrett sitting in sixth place. As a result of that finish, however, Jarrett pretty much has a stronghold on the number two position in the point standings going into the season's final event next weekend in South Boston.
Qualifying rained out and the field was set by points resulting in Jarrett starting from the outside pole, and Jarrett hung in the top three throughout most of the early laps during the race. At the first caution, Jarrett had reported the car a little bit tight. The second caution of the day came out on lap 30 and saw the leaders come down pit road, with the ML Motorsports crew opting for just fuel and four tires sending him out of the pits ahead of the leaders. There were several cars that had not pitted out of ahead of the #67 on the restart.
Jarrett was working his way back up through the pack, when the rain came. Several laps under caution, the field was set to go ahead, when rain resumed and the race was stopped and called official on lap 66.
"We had a good car - probably top three car," said Jarrett. "I think we could have been fighting for first, second or third - I don't really know what made the difference. We made no changes; but obviously the car was a lot better. I think I just got better handling the car, I didn't really have enough time to practice."
"It feels good to be going forward, you know, through traffic when you can maneuver the car; it really made me feel good on those restarts to be able to get through and make passes," added Jarrett. "I really thought we had a chance, especially the way the pit stops and everything were playing out. I really thought we were going to have a chance to win. Everybody in front of us had to top off the fuel, and I think we could have passed them anyway because their tires were older."
"It was a good day - although, I think six is my magic number here," added Jarrett jokingly.
Due to an earlier postponement, the ARCA RE/MAX Series heads to South Boston, Virginia for the Big Daddy's Liberty 200 presented by Bank of America under the lights at 7:30 p.m. This will be the season's final event.
Jason Jarrett is the driver of the #67 ML Motorsports 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo sponsored by Gladiator GarageWorks and Bennigan's Restaurants. Jason is also a member of the Coca-Cola Racing Family.