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Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree reminisce at BMS

By Jordan Conigliaro, jconigliaro@wcyb.com
Published On: Jul 16 2013 10:46:57 PM CDT
BRISTOL -

NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett and former NASCAR crew chief Andy Petree spent some time at Bristol Motor Speedway Tuesday.

Jarrett and Petree have been involved in some of the iconic moments in Bristol racing history.

Jarrett once famously threw a helmet at another driver. Petree served as Dale Earnhardt's crew chief for two of his championships runs and watched as Earnhardt grew his legendary status with several exciting Bristol finishes.

Both Jarrett and Petree are now analysts for ESPN. They both agree Bristol can bring out the best and worst in drivers.

"I still feel it every time I walk across the track," Petree told News 5 WCYB.

"It's just so special, such a unique arena to have a race. I've been lucky enough to be involved in some of these exciting events."

Jarrett - who will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall Of Fame next year - went even further, saying Bristol would be a great place to host an all-star race.

"It's that type of place," Jarret said.

"You race so hard as a driver you want to be here and do well so much."

Bristol Motor Speedway has set up a special website where race fans can vote for their favorite Bristol battles (BristolBattles.com).