Dale Jarrett Extends contract with Robert Yates Racing through 2006. MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 24, 2003) --- Robert Yates Racing announced today that Dale Jarrett has extended his contract to drive the ...
Dale Jarrett Extends contract with Robert Yates Racing through 2006.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 24, 2003) --- Robert Yates Racing announced today that Dale Jarrett has extended his contract to drive the #88 UPS Ford Taurus through the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season. Jarrett is in the process of wrapping up his ninth season with RYR, and his eighth as the driver of the #88 Robert Yates Racing Team. Jarrett's contract extension insures that he and UPS will both be part of the #88 Robert Yates Racing Team through 2006.
"We couldn't be happier to have Dale's contract done through 2006," said team owner Robert Yates. "We've had a great relationship with Dale Jarrett and it's one we look forward to continuing. Dale and I started the #88 team together and I am lucky to still have him in the car. Dale and I both knew this contract extension was going to happen, it was just a matter of finding the time to sit down, putting everything out on paper and getting it signed."
In nine seasons together, Jarrett and Robert Yates have combined to form one of the most formidable teams in the NASCAR garage. In addition to winning the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship, Jarrett and Yates have scored 28 wins and14 Bud Pole Awards. Behind the wheel of the #88 Robert Yates Racing Fords, Jarrett has scored wins in some of NASCAR's most prestigious events including victories in the 1996 and 2000 Daytona 500, and the 1996 and 1999 Brickyard 400.
"The biggest thing for everybody to understand is even though things have been difficult this year we weren't about to give up on this team and our goals," Jarrett said. "It's gratifying for me to know that Robert and Doug Yates and UPS want to continue this and believe in this to continue. I'm looking forward to seeing this team back where it belongs and that's winning races and contending for championships."