DAVIDSON – NASCAR legend Dale Jarrett will deliver Davidson Day School’s commencement address on May 20.
Jarrett, a North Carolina native, has earned three Daytona 500 trophies, 32 victories in the Sprint Cup Series, 11 in the Nationwide Series and won the 1999 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. He now serves as an NASCAR analyst for ESPN.
“We’re truly honored to have Dale Jarrett speak at our graduation,” Bonnie Cotter, head of school, said. “His story of persevering against all of the obstacles he has had to face in his life will inspire our graduating students as they begin the next chapter of their lives,”
Jarrett earned his first NASCAR Cup Series victory in August 1991 at Michigan International Speedway.
In the 10 NASCAR Cups Series seasons from 1993 through 2002, Jarrett finished in the top five in points standings seven times and once more in the top 10.