Jarrett is a two-time winner of the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis, where NASCAR travels this week.
ESPN, for whom Jarrett is an analyst, will broadcast the race in the network Cup lid-lifter for the rest of the season.
The time outside the team was mostly spent with obligations for the sponsors and fans.
A: I think a lot mirrored my dad (Hall of Famer Ned Jarrett) in how he went about things.
I would like to think there was maybe a small part of David Pearson – I'm nowhere close to putting myself in that category, but I liked the way he approached things.
ESPN said Tuesday it will end its NASCAR coverage after 2014.
Q: When you drove, whose driving style did you think most closely resembled your own?