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Is Winning the Daytona 500 Three Times’ Commentator Dale Jarrett Married yet after a Divorce? Details on his Ex-Wife & Children

Is Winning the Daytona 500 Three Times’ Commentator Dale Jarrett Married yet after a Divorce? Details on his Ex-Wife & Children

Former American race car driver aka Dale Jarrett is a popular Race Car Driver for the famous Daytona 500. He is currently working as a sports commentator. He has won Daytona 500 three times and winning the NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship in 1999.

Is the Car Racer Dale Jarrett Married yet after his Divorce?

No! the American race car driver, Dale Jarrett is not married after his divorce. He is single after divorce with his former wife. His former wife’s name is Kelley Jarrett. They exchanged wedding vows in the year 1984 in the presence of friends and family. After divorce, also they still maintained a good term and friendship.

Dale Jarrett with his ex-wife
Caption: Dale Jarrett with his ex-wife (Photo: UPI)

Their parents were family friends of Michael Waltrip and his partner Buffy. So they may be met through their family. In the year 1997, he met Kelley fell in love when he was a small-time driver. After dating for more than six years together, they decided to tie their knot.

Their married life had gone through many ups and downs. Some rumors speak of their divorce from time to time but the couple was living happily. In his many interviews, he showed love to his wife, he said

His life partner Kelley is behind his every achievement”.

Unfortunately, they separated due to his cheating allegations on the former driver. Many people believed that it is the main of their divorce. After his wife found out Dale’s sexual affair with Buffy their, relationship ended very shortly. However, Fale and Buffy denied the allegations. They are legally separated now.

How many Kids Does the Former Couple have with Ex?

From their married, the couple has shared three kids Zach Jarrett (Son), Natalee Jarrett (Daughter), Karsyn Jarrett (Daughter) together. He married his girlfriend Kelley when he was 18 years old. In the years 1983, the former couple blessed with a son named Jason.

But their marriage did not last long and the couple separated. His son Jason is an American race car spotter for Richard Childress Racing, Kaulig Racing, NEMCO Motorsports, and Bobby Gerhart Racing. The former couple blessed with another son, Zach Jarrett.

His son Zach is a professional baseball outfielder for the famous Baltimore Orioles. Currently, he is playing for the Delmarva Shorebirds on loan. He has stood at a height of 6 feet.

Who is His Ex-Wife?

His ex-wife Kelley Jarret was born in the United States. Similarly, she was raised by her parents. Kelley holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnic group.

Dale Jarrett with his ex-wife
Caption: Dale Jarrett with his ex-wife (Photo: GettyImages)

She had a very lovely childhood with her siblings. She came into limelight as a celebrity wife only.


In 1997, his first set off his racing career with the Limited Sportsman Division at Hickory Motor Speedway. He was born to race and finished ninth at his first race. He completed the race for a car owner in his first competition was in 1982 NASCAR Budweiser Late Model.

Year Wins
1999 Winston Cup Series Champion 1993
1996 2000 Daytona 500 Winner
1996 1999 Brickyard 400 Winner
1996 Coca-Cola 600 Winner
1996 Budweiser Shootout Winner
1998 Winston 500 Winner
2000, 2004 Budweiser Shootout Winner

He was named NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Driver, USG person of the year and NASCAR Hall of fame inductee in 1998, 2004, 2014 respectively. He has performed in a racing track made several sponsors follow. Similarly, his whole life was too dedicated racing.

Dale Jarrett givinh speech after included in Hall of Fame
Caption: Dale Jarrett giving a speech after included in Hall of Fame (Photo: Facebook)

He has faced serious injuries and sustained several life-threatening car accidents during his long-running racing career. Then he finally decided to hang his racing gloves up in 2008. After his retirement, he joined ABC and ESPN as a sports commentator.

His Awards & Honors

In 2002, he participated in the Olympic Torch, Winter Olympics rally in Salt Lake City. He was honored with several awards which include the following:

Dale Jarrett lefting his award after winning the race
Caption: Dale Jarrett lifting his award after winning the race (Photo: Facebook)
Years Awards & Honors
1997 Richard Petty Driver of the Year Award
1998 NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers
1999 Richard Petty Driver of the Year Award
2000 Best Driver ESPY Award recipient
2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee