Stop 100 NASCAR fans at almost any venue and ask if they’ve ever heard of Dale Jarrett. “Of course,” almost every one of them will say. Bruton Smith? “Of course,” almost every one of them will say. Maurice Petty? “Ah…yeah, I think so,” most of them will say. Rex White? “Hmmm…I maybe think so, but I’m not sure,” most of them will say. Larry Phillips? “Who?” followed by a blank stare.
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