Jarrett: Ford needs to pony up 

January, 10, 2007
01/10/07
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Kasey Kahne. Kurt Busch. Elliott Sadler. Jeff Burton. Dale Jarrett. Mark Martin. And more.

No, this isn't a promotion for a Fanfest autograph session, rather a list of NASCAR stars that have defected from Ford-backed teams since 2003. All moved on for different reasons, sure. But the net effect on Ford is considerable: Where'd all the stars go? And why?

On Wednesday at Daytona testing I asked Jarrett, the 1999 Cup Series champion, his opinion of the mass exodus, and whether Ford could keep up.


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