Jason Jarrett (racing driver)

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Jason Jarrett
Born (1975-10-14) October 14, 1975 (age 44)
Conover, North Carolina
Awards2001 ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year
2003 Bill France Triple Crown Award
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
2 races run over 2 years
Best finish67th (2003)
First race2003 EA Sports 500 (Talladega)
Last race2004 Pennsylvania 500 (Pocono)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
40 races run over 4 years
Best finish39th (2000)
First race1997 Galaxy Foods 300 (Hickory)
Last race2000 Miami 300 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0

Jason Jarrett (born October 14, 1975) is an American race car spotter for Richard Childress Racing, Kaulig Racing, NEMCO Motorsports, and Bobby Gerhart Racing. A former driver 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.

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Jarrett'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.[1]

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.[2]

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.

ARCA Racing Series[edit]

In 2001, Jarrett began his ARCA RE/MAX Series career, with second-place finish in the final ARCA RE/MAX Series point standings[3]and Rookie-of-the-Year honors. In 2002 he was 3rd in points,[4] and in 2003 he was 2nd again in points[5] as well as earning the Bill France Triple Crown Award. Jarrett won the penultimate race of the 2004 season but finished fifth in points while also competing in the Winston Cup Series.[6] Switching to Venturini Motorsports for the 2005 season, Jarrett did not live up to expectations and was released mid-season, and promptly went on a streak of four DNF's in his first four races for new owner Wayne Hixson.[7]

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

1996 saw Jarrett attempt to make his NASCAR debut driving in the Craftsman Truck Series event at North Wilksboro for Bob Crocker, but his lone attempt in the series resulted in a DNQ.[8]

Busch Grand National Series[edit]

In 1997, Jarrett moved up to the Busch Grand National Series, driving three races for DAJ Racing and failing to qualify for two others.[9] For 1998, Jarrett ran another partial schedule, piloting the No. 32 Carquest car for eleven races and failing to qualify for another. He recorded a best finish of 17th at Richmond International Raceway.[10] Jarrett joined BACE Motorsports in 1999, attempting ten races and qualifying for eight of them. He also ran one race for Jarrett/Favre Motorsports, a collaboration between his father and National Football League star Brett Favre.[11] However, he broke his foot at Memphis Motorsports Park in October and did not drive the rest of the season.[1] He also suffered a concussion at Auto Club Speedway earlier in the season and had to be replaced by Johnny Benson Jr.[12] Running full-time in 2000, Jarrett struggled, failing to qualify for eleven races and posting a best finish of 17th.[13] He was also replaced by Hut Stricklin for a race at Pocono Raceway.[14] Jarrett has not competed in the series since.

Winston Cup Series[edit]

After 3 years away from the sport competing in ARCA, Jarrett returned to NASCAR in 2003 and made his Winston Cup Series debut in the EA Sports 500 that October at Talladega, driving a third car for Robert Yates in the No. 98, alongside his father Dale[15] and Elliott Sadler, who famously barrel rolled late in the race. He mainly stayed out of trouble and finished the race in 29th despite being 4 laps down.[16] He made one other start in the series at Pocono in the summer of 2004 driving the No. 02 for Hermie Sadler's team, SCORE Motorsports, falling out after 40 laps due to a handling issue to a 40th-place result.[17] His only other attempt in the series at Bristol in March driving for Morgan Shepherd resulted in a withdrawal.[18]

Post-driving career[edit]

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, and followed Newman in 2014 to Richard Childress Racing in the same role.[19] Jarrett currently spots in all three NASCAR national series, for Newman in Cup, Ryan Truex in the Xfinity Series, and John Hunter Nemechek in the Camping World Truck Series.[20]

Personal life[edit]

He now resides in Hickory, North Carolina, and is married to Christina. Their first child, Ford, was born November 14, 2008.

Career highlights[edit]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Nextel Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NNCC Pts Ref
2003 Yates Racing 98 Ford DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX TAL MAR CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV TAL
29
KAN CLT MAR ATL PHO CAR HOM 67th 76 [16]
2004 SCORE Motorsports 02 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC
40
IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL PHO DAR HOM 86th 43 [17]
2005 Shepherd Racing Ventures 89 Dodge DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI
DNQ
MAR TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM NA - [18]

Busch Series[edit]

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 NBC Pts Ref
1997 DAJ Racing 32 Ford DAY CAR RCH ATL LVS DAR HCY
21
TEX BRI NSV TAL NHA
17
NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB
22
GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT
DNQ
CAL CAR
DNQ
HOM 67th 309 [9]
1998 DAY CAR
31
LVS NSV
20
DAR
20
BRI TEX HCY
32
TAL
43
NHA
36
NZH GLN
24
MLW MYB
22
CAL SBO
23
IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH
17
DOV 47th 935 [10]
11 Chevy CLT
34
DOV RCH PPR CLT
DNQ
GTY CAR ATL HOM
1999 BACE Motorsports 33 Chevy DAY
27
CAR
21
LVS
38
ATL
23
DAR
41
TEX
DNQ
NSV
24
BRI
DNQ
TAL
43
CAL
39
NHA RCH NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB PPR 60th 624 [11]
Jarrett/Favre Motorsports 11 Ford GTY
25
IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR MEM PHO HOM
2000 Pontiac DAY
17
CAR
DNQ
LVS
42
ATL
22
DAR
DNQ
BRI
DNQ
TEX
DNQ
NSV
23
TAL
39
CAL
33
RCH
DNQ
NHA
35
39th 1,187 [13]
Chevy CLT
33
DOV
DNQ
SBO
26
MYB
DNQ
GLN
32
MLW
33
NZH
DNQ
PPR GTY IRP
27
MCH BRI
22
DAR
DNQ
RCH
24
DOV
43
CLT
41
CAR
DNQ
MEM
DNQ
PHO HOM
36

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 NCTC Pts Ref
1996 Bob Crocker 89 HOM PHO POR EVG TUS CNS HPT BRI NZH MLW LVL I70 IRP FLM GLN NSV RCH NHA MAR NWS
DNQ
SON MMR PHO LVS 136 25 [8]

ARCA Re/Max Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Re/Max Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ARMC Pts Ref
2000 Jarrett Racing 88 Ford DAY SLM AND CLT KIL FRS MCH POC TOL KEN BLN POC WIN ISF KEN DSF SLM CLT
4
TAL ATL 85th 225 [21]
2001 ML Motorsports 67 Pontiac DAY
21
NSH
6
GTY
7
KEN
29
CLT
7
MCH
29
MCH
12
POC
8
SLM
2
TOL
3
BLN
5
TAL
21
2nd 5900 [3]
Chevy WIN
12
SLM
4
KAN
1
POC
22
MEM
24
GLN
16
KEN
24
NSH
2
ISF
3
CHI
2
DSF
8
CLT
7
ATL
6
2002 Pontiac DAY
18
SLM
2
TOL
2
SBO
6
BLN
10
ISF
10
WIN
20
DSF
8
SLM
14
TAL
5
3rd 5160 [4]
Chevy ATL
5
NSH
37
KEN
13
CLT
8
KAN
23
POC
2
MCH
33
KEN
4
POC
2
NSH
29
CHI
5
CLT
6
2003 Pontiac DAY
20
SLM
6
TOL
2
BLN
7
LER
6
WIN
3
TAL
15
SBO
4
2nd 5470 [5]
Chevy ATL
3
NSH
11
KEN
5
CLT
6
KAN
4
MCH
9
POC
34
POC
6
NSH
5
ISF
7
DSF
18
CHI
11
SLM
2
CLT
6
2004 Pontiac DAY
14
5th 4860 [6]
Chevy NSH
36
SLM
2
KEN
10
TOL
2
CLT
18
KAN
3
POC
6
MCH
40
SBO
19
BLN
23
KEN
14
GTW
5
POC
9
LER
3
NSH
9
ISF
4
TOL
18
DSF
19
CHI
15
SLM
1
TAL
30
2005 Venturini Motorsports 25 Chevy DAY NSH
9
SLM
18
KEN
17
TOL
3
LAN
3
MIL
11
POC
9
MCH
22
KAN
6
KEN
38
BLN
29
POC
6
GTW
10
LER
8
NSH
7
MCH
13
ISF
10
9th 4185 [7]
Hixson Motorsports 23 Pontiac TOL
34
CHI
40
SLM
35
2 DSF
29
23 Chevy TAL
22

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BUSCH: Jason Jarrett; The man behind the name". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  2. ^ "BUSCH: Jason Jarrett; The man behind the name". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  3. ^ a b "Jason Jarrett – 2001 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Jason Jarrett – 2002 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Jason Jarrett – 2003 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Jason Jarrett – 2004 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Jason Jarrett – 2005 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Jason Jarrett – 1996 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Jason Jarrett – 1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Jason Jarrett – 1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Jason Jarrett – 1999 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  12. ^ "BUSCH: Jonny Benson To Replace Jason Jarrett in New Hamphsire". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  13. ^ a b "Jason Jarrett – 2000 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  14. ^ "Brett Favre's NASCAR Xfinity Series races - Racing-Reference.info". www.racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  15. ^ "A Family Affair - MRN.com". origin.mrn.com. Retrieved 2017-01-05.
  16. ^ a b "Jason Jarrett – 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  17. ^ a b "Jason Jarrett – 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  18. ^ a b "Jason Jarrett – 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  19. ^ Spencer, Lee (August 31, 2013). "Dillon gets Harvick's spotter in '14". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  20. ^ "Third-generation racer Jarrett at home on the spotter stand". ARCA Racing. Retrieved 2017-01-06.
  21. ^ "Jason Jarrett – 2000 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 13, 2019.

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