Dale Jarrett Visits Texas

DALE JARRETT DROPS BY FOR A QUICK TRIP ON THE SPEEDWAY NASCAR Winston Cup driver Dale Jarrett, made a quick detour to Texas Motor Speedway on Monday, his first visit since the April 5 Texas 500. Jarrett and fellow driver...

DALE JARRETT DROPS BY FOR A QUICK TRIP ON THE SPEEDWAY NASCAR Winston Cup driver Dale Jarrett, made a quick detour to Texas Motor Speedway on Monday, his first visit since the April 5 Texas 500. Jarrett and fellow driver Jeremy Mayfield, were in town for the grand opening of the NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway, a virtual reality racing entertainment center opening in Dallas. Just minutes after his plane landed, Jarrett headed to the speedway to take the speedway pace car on a few laps around the reconfigured surface. He was seemingly impressed by the changes. "You can see with the eye whats been done," said Jarrett. "Its going to be a very positive change for the stock cars." Following the Texas 500 race week in April, much of the track surface was taken up after seepage problems cropped up during the event. In addition to a new drainage system and a variety of waterproofing materials, the transitions from the turns to the straightaways were lengthened. "The changes make this a better track. The transition into one and especially off of four -- its so fast -- youll definitely see the side by side racing that the fans are expecting." "Were happy to have Dale drop by today to see the changes weve made," said speedway general manager Eddie Gossage. "Weve hopefully seen the last of the seepage, and we believe we now have a speedway that will be to the drivers liking."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Jarrett , Jeremy Mayfield