Dale Jarrett

Active - 2000 - 2005  |   Born - Nov 26, 1956 in Conover, North Carolina, United States  |   Genres - Children's/Family, Comedy, Sports & Recreation [nf]

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  • Was named his high school's Athlete of the Year as a senior after competing in football, basketball, baseball and golf. Also won Golfer of the Year in his North Carolina district in 1974 and '75.
  • Turned down a golf scholarship to the University of South Carolina in favor of working at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway, which was owned and operated by his father, Ned.
  • Drove to victory in the prestigious Daytona 500 three times (1993, 1996, 2000), with his father broadcasting all three races for CBS.
  • Honored as Driver of the Year in all forms of motor-sports racing in 1999, when he won the NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship.
  • Won 32 races on 16 different tracks in NASCAR's top series (Winston Cup and Nextel Cup).