Charlotte II: Dale Jarrett preview

UPS Racing Team Notes of Interest * Dale Jarrett has two wins at Charlotte during the track's fall race winning in 1994 and 1997. * Jarrett has led five separate times at Charlotte in the fall for a total of 127 laps. * Jarrett has a streak...

UPS Racing Team Notes of Interest

* Dale Jarrett has two wins at Charlotte during the track's fall race winning in 1994 and 1997.

* Jarrett has led five separate times at Charlotte in the fall for a total of 127 laps.

* Jarrett has a streak of four consecutive top-five finishes from 1994 to 1997.

* Jarrett's career performance in 41 starts at Charlotte includes three wins, 11 top fives and 18 top 10s.

* Jarrett will discuss his plans for the 2008 NASCAR season this Friday at 12:45 p.m. in the infield media center at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Jarrett Discusses Racing at Lowe's Motor Speedway

How do you feel about all three MWR cars qualifying in the top 10?

"It's pretty exciting. It just goes to show you how hard everyone in the organization has been working. Everyone, from the guys building these cars each week to the guys in upper management, has been working hard all year long. I hope it shows that we're moving in the right direction. Some teams are in the championship or fighting for a top-20 finish. This is where we're at right now, just fighting to learn each week and get better. You can see that we're making moves everywhere to make the organization as a whole better. You know, Talladega was the third race in a row that we got all three cars in the show. And then to get all three in the top 10 to start the Talladega race was pretty special. Toyota has been in the middle of it as well, doing a good job of listening and getting us more horsepower. Everyone's doing their part and it's neat to see some small rewards coming from it all."

What's the toughest part about racing at Lowe's Motor Speedway?

"Well it's gotten a little easier since they repaved it, but it's still a challenging track. Before they repaved it, that transition out of turn four was a real attention-grabber. You were carrying so much speed through (turn) four and then it flattened out real quick. You would have to be ready for that every single lap or it would end up biting you. Now that it has the new surface, that transition is a little less abrupt and it doesn't get the back end out as much. Now you just have to mainly focus on the middle of the corner, pretty much like any of the other mile-and-a-half tracks. You have to be able to get the car to bite in the middle to get your speed up for the exit of the corner and down the straights. And I think the track is aging pretty well too. I know we saw a top groove working fairly well in the spring, so the other challenge is just adjusting your line to what works best for your car."

-credit: mwr

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Jarrett