Jason Jarrett (racing driver)
October 14, 1975 |
Newton, North Carolina, United States
|Awards||2001 ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year
2003 Bill France Triple Crown Award
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career|
|2 race(s) run over 2 year(s)|
|Best finish||67th - 2003|
|First race||2003 EA Sports 500 (Talladega)|
|Last race||2004 Pennsylvania 500 (Pocono)|
|NASCAR Nationwide Series career|
|40 race(s) run over 4 year(s)|
|Best finish||39th - 2000|
|First race||1997 Galaxy Foods 300 (Hickory)|
|Last race||2000 Miami 300 (Homestead)|
Jason Jarrett (born October 14, 1975) is a retired American stock car racing driver. A former competitor in the NASCAR Busch Series and ARCA Racing Series, he has not driven in competition since 2005. He is the son of 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Dale Jarrett and the grandson of two-time champion Ned Jarrett.
Jason's racing career was launched in the World Karting Association (WKA), where in 1993 he claimed the WKA's Sprint Division Championship of the Carolina's Cup at North Carolina Speedway located in Rockingham, North Carolina.
1994 saw Jarrett return to a track that had provided early success for both his father and grandfather - Hickory Motor Speedway. While competing in the Limited Sportsman Division, he scored one victory and one pole, along with earning Rookie-of-the-Year honors. In 1995, Jarrett moved into the Winston Racing Series Late Model Stock Division, where he spent the next three seasons honing his skills at the famed oval.
The 1997 season proved extremely busy for Jarrett, as he competed in a total of 46 late model events between Hickory Motor Speedway and Tri-County Speedway located in Hudson, North Carolina.
Between 1997 and 2000, Jarrett competed in over 40 NASCAR Busch Series events as follows; 1997, three starts for DAJ Racing, 1998 eleven starts for this same team, 1999, nine events for BACE Motorsports; 2000, nineteen starts for Jarrett/Favre Motorsports.
In 2001, Jarrett began his ARCA RE/MAX Series career, with second place finish in the final ARCA RE/MAX Series point standings and Rookie-of-the-Year honors. 2002 he was 3rd, and 2003 2nd again as well as earning the Bill France Triple Crown Award.
After the 2005 season he retired from racing. Starting in 2007, Jarrett worked for his father's company, Dale Jarrett Incorporated, as a project manager. In 2010, he joined Germain Racing as a spotter for drivers Casey Mears and Max Papis in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series. Three years later, he left the organization to join Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) as the spotter for driver Ryan Newman in the Sprint Cup Series.
He now resides in Hickory, North Carolina, and is married to Christina. Their first child, Ford, was born November 14, 2008.
- 1993 World Karting Association Sprint Division Champion
- 1994 Hickory Motor Speedway Limited Sportsman Division Rookie of the Year
- 2001 ARCA RE/MAX Rookie of the Year
- 2001 2nd ARCA RE/MAX Championship
- 2002 3rd ARCA RE/MAX Championship
- 2003 2nd ARCA RE/MAX Championship
- 2003 Bill France Triple Crown Award
- 2004 5th ARCA RE/MAX Championship
- 2005 9th ARCA RE/MAX Championship
- Spencer, Lee (August 31, 2013). "Dillon gets Harvick's spotter in '14". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2013-09-01.