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Jarrett a favorite, but not because of pole

Updated: February 13, 2005, 11:16 PM ET
By Justin Hagey | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The final pick of the NFL draft each year gets tagged with the sometimes unwelcome nickname, "Mr. Irrelevant."

What does that have to do with the Daytona 500 pole winner?

Well, for those paying attention so far at Speed Weeks, it may be a more appropriate title than ever for the fastest driver in Sunday's best-of-two-lap pole qualifying, which wound up being Dale Jarrett.

That's no knock on Jarrett, a former Nextel Cup champion who is shooting for ...

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