Dale Jarrett - Quick Facts & Thoughts TranSouth Financial 400 - March 21, 1999 Career Record Starts: 359 Wins: 18 Poles: 7 ...
Dale Jarrett - Quick Facts & Thoughts TranSouth Financial 400 - March 21, 1999
Career Record Starts: 359 Wins: 18 Poles: 7 Earnings: $15,682,488
* Dale Jarrett has a chance to make history this weekend in Darlington, S.C. Jarrett, who has won back-to-back TranSouth Financial 400s in 1997 & 1998, can tie David Pearson's record of three straight wins (1972, 1973 & 1974), if he is able to pull into victory lane on Sunday. * In last weekend's Cracker Barrel 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Jarrett started fourth and finished fifth. This was his second top-five finish of the 1999 season and his sixth straight top-five finish at AMS. * With his top-five finish, Jarrett jumped tremendously in the point standings from 11th to sixth. He has a total of 512 points, 118 behind leader Mike Skinner. To date, Jarrett has led 14 laps (Daytona 500). * In the 1998 TranSouth Financial 400, Jarrett started third, led 68 of the 293 laps and won for the second time at the track "Too Tough To Tame." * Even though Jarrett went to victory lane at Darlington in 1997, it wasn't the first time a Jarrett visited victory lane at this track. In 1965, Jarrett's father, Ned, crossed the start/finish line first in the Southern 500. It was the elder Jarrett's only win at Darlington.
Dale Jarrett's Biggest Concern At Darlington Raceway: "Not to hit the wall. That's a challenge to run hard and keep your car out of the wall. There's a very, very fine line now because not only in turns one and two are you right against the wall, but to run fast around Darlington, you've got to let the car slide right to the wall in three and four. Just a little bit of a slip, and you can take what could be a pretty good day and turn it into not so good."
A Possible Trip To History Books - Dale Jarrett's Thoughts: "That would be pretty amazing (to tie Pearson's record), because I've always considered David Pearson the master of Darlington, as well as a lot of other race tracks. Growing up around the sport, David was always a hero of mine and the things he's been able to accomplish in the sport just amazes me. Maybe we can do it, but it'll be tough."