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October 6, 1997 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Dale Jarrett - the third-place driver in the Winston Cup standings - had said all he could do in his quest for the 1997 championship was to try to win each of the last five NASCAR races. Yesterday, he took the first step by coming on strong at the end to win the UAW-GM Quality 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. In the standings, however, Jarrett didn't gain much on second-place Mark Martin or leader Jeff Gordon. Martin finished fourth, and Gordon fifth. Gordon now leads Martin by 125 points and Jarrett by 197. But Jarrett, a second-generation NASCAR star, at least kept his title hopes alive with a career-high sixth victory of the season and his 14th overall.
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May 8, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
Dale Earnhardt Jr., the most celebrated rookie in NASCAR history, is living up to the hype. Just 16 races into his Winston Cup career, "Little E" now has two victories. He won going away with an awesome car last month at Texas Motor Speedway. But he won without the best car Saturday night in the Pontiac 400 at Richmond International Raceway - holding off challenges by former series champions Terry Labonte and Dale Jarrett. Earnhardt Jr., 25, also ended a record string of 10 different winners to start the season.
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July 9, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Ernie Irvan, who made one of auto racing's great comebacks after he was nearly killed in a crash three years ago, won't be driving for Robert Yates after this season. Yates, owner of Robert Yates Racing, said yesterday he is not renewing Irvan's contract, and the decision is his alone. "I've worried and wrestled with it for more than a year and it's not a simple, one-answer deal," said Yates, who also fields Fords for Dale Jarrett in NASCAR's Winston Cup stock car series. Irvan is 16th in the Winston Cup standings.
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June 3, 1999 | By Pete Schnatz, FOR THE INQUIRER
Dale Jarrett knows a little something about luck - both good and bad - at Dover Downs International Speedway, site of this weekend's Busch and Winston Cup races. The only facility on the NASCAR circuit with Las Vegas-style gaming on the grounds of the speedway, Dover Downs offers race fans a chance to try their luck on the more than 1,500 slot machines in the adjoining casino. The drivers, meanwhile, are left to test their fate speeding around the perilously high-banked one-mile oval.
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September 8, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Teammates Alex Zanardi and Jimmy Vasser picked up all the spoils in yesterday's Texaco-Havoline 300K, with Vasser winning the race and Zanardi's third-place finish clinching the PPG CART World Series championship, at Monterey, Calif. It was almost a reversal of last year's race when Zanardi won, capturing rookie of the year honors, and Vasser wrapped up the title for the Target-Chip Ganassi Racing team by finishing fourth. "If I have to give up the [PPG] Cup to anybody, this is the guy I want to give it to," Vasser said, smiling at his Italian teammate.
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February 11, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Dale Jarrett was less than pleased with his sixth-place finish in yesterday's Budweiser Shootout in Daytona Beach, Fla. Tony Stewart won the 70-lap, made-for-TV event in a Pontiac, beating the Chevrolets of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon. Ken Schrader's Pontiac was fourth, followed by Sterling Marlin's Dodge. Jarrett had the first Ford, nearly 4 seconds behind Stewart. "We're usually a contender here for this and we weren't even hardly in the race," Jarrett said. "We ran good and made some passes, but most of the cars I passed were Fords.
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September 1, 1996 | By Pete Schnatz, FOR THE INQUIRER
Dale Jarrett has a chance to pick up a cool $1 million bonus by winning the Mountain Dew Southern 500 on Sunday at Darlington (S.C.) International Raceway (ESPN, 1 p.m.). Jarrett has his sights set on the Winston Select Million, which awards any driver who can take the checkered flag at three of the sport's four "crown jewels. " The other three are the Daytona 500, the Winston Select 500 in Talladega, Ala., and the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, N.C. "It goes beyond money, to pride and bragging rights, to say we were able to win three of the big four races," Jarrett said.
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July 17, 1995 | by Jeff Moeller, Special to the Daily News
Dale Jarrett never will be accused of wasting fuel. In fact, he proved he's good to the last drop. Jarrett was virtually running on fumes as he held off a late charge by Jeff Gordon to post a dramatic win yesterday at the Miller Genuine Draft NASCAR 500 at Pocono International Raceway. It was the first victory in 19 races - including 16 this season - for the veteran driver from Conover, N.C. Jarrett last saw the checkered flag at Charlotte last October. Yesterday, his Texaco/ Havoline Thunderbird was pushed around the track by fellow driver Michael Waltrip during the traditional victory lap. "I thought I was out (of fuel)
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February 17, 1995 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
Dale Earnhardt's reputation is that of a great race-car driver who can get mean during a race. Get in his way and suddenly you'll be forming a close, high-speed relationship with the outside wall. The screech of crumpling sheet metal is not pleasant. Dale Earnhardt. The man in black. The man with the gunslinger's glare. Earnhardt is a recordtying seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion. But incredibly, he is 0-for-the-Daytona 500. Sixteen starts, zero victories. "They'll probably start calling me the Buffalo Bills of NASCAR," Earnhardt has said, alluding to the Bills' four runner-up finishes in the Super Bowl.
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February 4, 1999 | By Pete Schnatz, FOR THE INQUIRER
Regardless of the weather or the track conditions, the action is guaranteed to shift into another gear this morning at Daytona International Speedway. The starting grid for Sunday's Bud Shootout, and the preceding 25-lap qualifying race, will be determined not by lap times but in a drawing. The winner of the preliminary race, which pits the fastest second-round qualifiers in 1998, will join 14 Bud Pole award winners from last season in the main event. The field for the first race includes Bill Elliott, Dick Trickle, Jimmy Spencer, Mike Skinner, Kenny Wallace, Morgan Shepherd, Steve Park, Joe Nemechek, Dave Marcis, Jeff Green, Gary Bradberry, Jerry Nadeau, Robert Pressley, Geoffrey Bodine, Dennis Setzer, Todd Bodine and Dan Pardus.
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August 1, 2014 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Columnist
POCONO RACEWAY is a pivotal venue in Dale Jarrett's racing career. Jarrett, now an ESPN racing analyst, won three times at Pocono. His latest victory was in 2002, but his first, in 1995, stands out for him. "That was a crucial time in my career," Jarrett said yesterday in a telephone interview. "I signed to drive the [No.] 28 car for Robert Yates after Ernie Irvan was injured the year before. It was a 1-year deal. "Things had not gone well up to that point. Then we won at Pocono and ran well at Indy [third place]
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April 11, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
NASCAR CHAMPION Dale Jarrett headlined the 25 nominees announced Wednesday for next year's Hall of Fame class - a list that finally includes track magnate Bruton Smith . Only five nominees are new to the list, with the other 20 carrying over from last year. Joining Jarrett and Smith as the new nominees were engine builder Maurice Petty , five-time NASCAR weekly series national champion Larry Phillips and 1960 NASCAR champion Rex White . Five people will be selected for induction into the fifth Hall of Fame Class in May 22 voting by a 54-member panel.
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February 21, 2005 | By Pete Schnatz INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Ashton Kutcher knows how to play to a crowd. The actor - and Kyle Korver look-alike - bonded with his audience while addressing the media yesterday morning. In discussing his role as honorary starter of the Daytona 500, Kutcher joked about the intensive preparations he undertook to wave the green flag properly. "I started a regimen about a month ago, stretching my wrist and then icing it for a couple hours a day," he said in his best deadpan delivery. "I also built a Plexiglas box that I kept my wrist in while sleeping so I wouldn't roll over on it. " Kutcher also feigned dismay over his prescribed wardrobe.
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August 19, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Dale Jarrett spun his fortunes around with a patient run to the front. Jarrett rebounded from a spin on the 12th lap and passed Jeff Burton with five laps to go to win the Pepsi 400 in Brooklyn, Mich., yesterday. "These victories are hard to come by now, so you have to work extremely hard," Jarrett said. "You almost have to have a perfect day. "Fortunately, our problems came early in the day and we were able to adjust on the car and make it really good later. " Jarrett's 30th career win - and fourth at Michigan International Speedway - came on the 11th anniversary of his first one, when he edged the late Davey Allison by inches on the 2-mile track.
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July 22, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
For the first time since the Daytona 500, nothing went wrong for Ward Burton. Burton, stuck in a miserable slump since winning the season-opening race, found a groove to drive in, avoided all the accidents caused by a hazardous racing surface and patiently worked his way through the field at New Hampshire International Speedway yesterday in Loudon. Burton started 31st in the New England 300 and assumed he had little hope of snapping his streak of poor finishes on the track that has never been easy to pass on by overtaking Matt Kenseth with 10 laps to go and beating Jeff Green to the finish line by more than 3 seconds.
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June 17, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Matt Kenseth held off a furious charge from Dale Jarrett in the Sirius Satellite Radio 400 to became NASCAR's first three-time winner of the season yesterday at Brooklyn, Mich. By winning at Michigan International Speedway, Kenseth gave car owner Jack Roush a win at his home track. Roush, who survived an April plane crash, is recovering from his injuries in Michigan and was at the track on crutches to watch Kenseth and his other three drivers compete. Kenseth, who also won in Rockingham, N.C., and Texas this season, had to overcome a late red flag and battles with rookies Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman before his last-lap duel with Jarrett.
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February 11, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Dale Jarrett was less than pleased with his sixth-place finish in yesterday's Budweiser Shootout in Daytona Beach, Fla. Tony Stewart won the 70-lap, made-for-TV event in a Pontiac, beating the Chevrolets of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon. Ken Schrader's Pontiac was fourth, followed by Sterling Marlin's Dodge. Jarrett had the first Ford, nearly 4 seconds behind Stewart. "We're usually a contender here for this and we weren't even hardly in the race," Jarrett said. "We ran good and made some passes, but most of the cars I passed were Fords.
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March 19, 2001 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Dale Jarrett fell back from second place to 31st before coming back to win the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 yesterday. Jarrett took off from Steve Park during a restart 10 laps from the end and went on to give Ford its first victory of the season. Park had led 164 of 293 laps, but could not move back in front after losing the lead in the pits to Jarrett. "The pit crew did a great job getting us out front, and that's the only way we were going to beat Steve Park," said Jarrett, who led only the last 16 laps.
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October 2, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
Tony Stewart scored his second straight Winston Cup victory in the NAPA 500 yesterday at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Stewart, the winner last weekend at Dover, took over the season lead with his fifth victory of 2000. He held off Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Burton after taking the lead following a late-race caution. Bobby Labonte finished 10th and remained 213 points ahead of Earnhardt in the season's points standings despite being involved in a collision on pit road that damaged his Pontiac and another spin late in the race off Turn 4 in which he looped the car but never hit the wall.
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July 3, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
If winning really were everything, Jeff Burton would be one of the hottest names in stock-car racing. But this is NASCAR, where the points system rewards consistency more than victories. As a result, Burton is just another name - who now has a very impressive victory to add to the top of his resume. The 33-year-old driver held off some of the biggest names in the game - Dale Jarrett, Dale Earnhardt, Rusty Wallace - on Saturday night to win the Pepsi 400, his first victory at Daytona International Speedway and eighth overall in the last 16 months.
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