Dale Jarrett
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"Dale Arnold Jarrett" is a former American Auto racing/race car driver and current sports commentator known for winning the 1999 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series/Winston Cup Series championship. He is the son of two-time Grand National Champion Ned Jarrett, younger brother of Glenn Jarrett; a former NASCAR driver himself and pit commentator, father of former driver Jason Jarrett (racing driver)/Jason Jarrett, and cousin of Todd Jarrett. Beginning in 2007, Jarrett joined the ESPN/ESPN on ABC/ABC broadcasting team as an announcer in select Nationwide Series races. In 2008, after retiring from driving following the 2008 Food City 500, Jarrett joined ESPN permanently as the lead racing analyst replacing Rusty Wallace. Jarrett was born in Conover, North Carolina.

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I don't know how he's blaming me. Jeff came up. He's got to know that someone else is there, too.

He was the man in charge. In charge of everything.

I think things went really well. It has a very nice look to it and performed well.

It accelerated everything a hundred-fold. There are things that we have put into place today that we'd still just be considering, but that made us realize that we couldn't afford to have that happen again.

I think Dale would at least be pleased from that to know that we moved forward in that. He and I had a discussion the week of the Daytona 500 about the HANS because he was questioning me why I was wearing it. But certainly, there were a lot more put into use the weeks following that Daytona 500.

I'm not sure that person exists. I don't know that you're going to have that whole package in one person again.

If Dale could see what has happened, he would have a huge smile on his face. Even though there's nobody to take his place, the sport has done exactly what he wanted it to do. It's gone right to the top.

I think that everybody in the garage area has a lot of respect for Jeff and I think that's because of what he's accomplished and the way he's gone about it that NASCAR has that same respect for him.

I don't know how [Green] is blaming me because I was on the bumper of the car in front of me and just hit him. Jeff was coming up. I don't know if he was trying to get air on that or what and he touched the left-front of my car. He's got to know that somebody else is there, too.