Dale Jarrett's last ride bringing flood of memories

Dale Jarrett has known for months that Bristol would be his last NASCAR points race, but that fact didn't really set in until now, writes David Newton.

Updated: March 16, 2008, 1:52 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Dale Jarrett hadn't given his retirement from the Sprint Cup Series much thought since October, when he announced his plans at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. There always was two months remaining. Then one month. Then three weeks.

The end always seemed far away.

Then the 1999 Cup champion drove into Bristol Motor Speedway, where on Sunday he'll drive in a points event for the final time. Memories of the past 20 years flooded his ...

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