Borland accepts tech job, then leaves Waltrip Racing

Matt Borland leaves Michael Waltrip Racing, then Dale Jarrett fails to qualify for a Nextel Cup race for the first time since 1994.

Updated: May 4, 2007, 8:40 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

RICHMOND, Va. -- Dale Jarrett has been through arguably more crew chiefs the past five years than anybody in the Nextel Cup Series, but the 1999 champion doesn't believe the most recent should count against him.

Jarrett said Matt Borland was asked to step down this past week because he was needed to help coordinate all three teams at Michael Waltrip Racing, not because he couldn't work with him as a crew chief.

He said that Borland opted to part with the company three days after ...

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