Pocono II: Jason Jarrett race report

Back to back races at Pocono International Raceway netted mixed results for Jason Jarrett this past weekend at Pocono International Raceway. Jason Jarrett was unable to capitalize on a third place starting position and a great start during ...

Back to back races at Pocono International Raceway netted mixed results for Jason Jarrett this past weekend at Pocono International Raceway.

Jason Jarrett was unable to capitalize on a third place starting position and a great start during Friday's running of the ARCA Giant 200 after being sidelined on lap five with engine problems. Jarrett had managed to get past Frank Kimmel to take over second place and was keeping pace with race leader, Casey Mears, when the problem occurred and Jarrett was done for the day. Jarrett ended with a 34th place finish.

Saturday's running of the Pennsylvania 200 saw Jarrett pick up another top- ten finish; coming in 6th overall. At the end of the weekend Jarrett remains second in ARCA RE/MAX Series points.

Early in the race contact on lap two with Jimmy Henderson left Jarrett with minor damage to the #67, but unfortunately, the #63 took a hard hit.

"Places like this, we never get into anyone on purpose," said Jarrett. "We were just too loose in the first run - I was trying to get a run on him (Henderson) on the outside in turn one, turned into him a little; overcorrected, then he overcorrected and took a hard hit to the wall."

Four tires, air pressure adjustments and a little wedge helped tighten the car back up and on the restart; Jarrett was able to move up from a 21st starting position to 11th place in just a couple of laps.

"In the middle of the race, we probably had a 4th or 5th place car," remarked Jarrett, "running good lap times compared to what we had earlier in the race."

"We fell off a little in the last run; we got loose again. The last stop we took just two tires and you have to build up pressure on the right side. "I don't know if other cars got better or were a little too tight. We would be loose on entry, but too tight coming of the corners," added Jarrett. "The two tire change did not really change the car much."

Late race caution laps left a four lap shootout to settle out the race; "We felt we could get Brent Sherman on the restarts, but Brent really tried hard to stay in position, and we were not able to make the pass," said Jarrett.

Next up for the ARCA RE/MAX Series is the second trip to Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday, August 9th for the Waste Management 200 set to begin at 3:00 p.m.

Jason Jarrett is the driver for the #67 Gladiator( GarageWorks / Damon Motorcoach sponsored, ML Motorsports '03 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Jason is also a member of the Coca-Cola Racing Family.

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Series ARCA
Drivers Casey Mears , Frank Kimmel , Jason Jarrett , Brent Sherman