Jarrett would like to see All-Star race paired with short track1:00 am | July 17, 2013
BRISTOL — If you ask Dale Jarrett, NASCAR’s Sprint Cup All-Star Race is in need of a change.
The best way to fix it? Move it to Bristol Motor Speedway.
“You watch it and Charlotte’s been a great venue, and Atlanta that one year, but I think it’s time we take it to a short track and let these drivers battle it out,” said Jarrett, 1999 Sprint Cup champion and August 1997 Bristol winner. “Short tracks is where every one of these drivers got their start, and what better place than an action place like Bristol where you have side-by-side racing?”
The newly-elected NASCAR Hall of Fame driver and ESPN analyst joined longtime owner/crew chief and fellow commentator Andy Petree at the half-mile Tuesday to discuss Bristol’s most famous battles leading up to the upcoming Irwin Tools Night Race.