Jarrett, Petree began long road together

Updated: June 27, 2002, 8:47 AM ET
Associated Press

SONOMA, Calif. -- Andy Petree was a teenage gearhead back in 1977, building his own race car, when 20-year-old Dale Jarrett stopped by for a look.

Jarrett's visit to the garage where Petree spent every spare minute would shape both men's lives in ways they never could have imagined.

Jarrett, of course, went on to become one of racing's top stars and the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup champion. Petree became a respected crew chief and now owns his own team.

Back then they were ...

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