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NASCAR WCUP: Statement from Dale Jarrett regarding Earnhardt

Posted By Terry Callahan
Motorsports Editor, The Auto Channel
Statement from Dale Jarrett :

"As millions of race fans mourn the loss of the man they knew as "The Intimidator," the sport and the race that he truly loved have taken from me one of my best friends. I know I should feel fortunate that I had the opportunity to race with, tangle with, sometimes outrun, but like most finish behind, the greatest driving talent NASCAR racing has ever seen. I am thankful for that opportunity but, more importantly, I am most grateful that I had the chance to know Dale Earnhardt in a way that so many people could only dream of knowing him. He was a true friend, someone I could always depend on to give me an honest answer and most certainly his opinion. I looked up to him not only because of his driving skills, but because he was so much more to so many people, including me and my family. Kelley and I choose to remember this incredible racer for his caring and giving personality. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Teresa and the kids in this time of mourning . But knowing Dale, he would rather this be a celebration of his amazing accomplishments and this we will do in his honor. Just know Dale that we love you and we all are truly going to miss you. Thanks for making our sport what it is today and for being my friend. "

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