Michigan II: Dale Jarrett preview

UPS Racing Team Notes of Interest * Dale Jarrett has earned four victories at Michigan International Speedway, tied with Daytona International Speedway for the most victories at one track in his career. * In 40 career starts, Jarrett has 15...

UPS Racing Team Notes of Interest

* Dale Jarrett has earned four victories at Michigan International Speedway, tied with

Daytona International Speedway for the most victories at one track in his career.

* In 40 career starts, Jarrett has 15 top five and 20 top 10 finishes.

* During a stretch of nine races from August 1996 to August 2000, Jarrett had an incredible six top five starts and eight top five finishes, including two wins.

* Dale Jarrett will be in the trackside media conference room on Friday at 9:45 a.m. for a special announcement from UPS.

Jarrett Discusses Racing at Michigan International Speedway

What do you think about this weekend in Michigan?

"I'm excited to get back to Michigan this weekend. It's easy to get excited about coming to a place you enjoy so much and one where you've won at before. We definitely have some work to do to make the race. We just missed it back in June and that was disappointing. But I like the car we're bringing with us this weekend. It's the same one we took to Chicago, Indianapolis and Pocono. We made the show at Pocono and the car ran well I thought. It showed a lot of promise. I know we were running some lap times as quick as the guys in the top 10 and battled as long as we could until we had the fuel pump failure a few weeks ago at Pocono. So hopefully this weekend the car will show the same kind of speed and what we've learned will translate to Michigan."

Has the track at Michigan through the years?

"That's the one thing that hasn't changed, even as we've changed all of this, the way that you drive this race track hasn't really changed that much. You'll change the way that you drive this track throughout the 400 miles on Sunday. There are going to be times that the bottom of the race track is going to be the quickest way around. You're probably going to move up to about the middle of the track, and then possibly the quick way around might even get to the very top of the race track. Maybe you drive it in a little bit further and stay in the gas a bit longer. Obviously, our speeds are a little quicker than what they were a few years ago, but the way that you drive and the things that you do are pretty much the same."

-credit: mwr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Dale Jarrett