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obviously wasn't happy when Kevin Harvick
wrecked him while trying to pass for second with two laps remaining. He screamed over his radio, "What the f--- did he do that for?"
His spotter replied, "F---ing jerk, that's why he did it."
"If his spotter wants to have a bad attitude about it, then we can all come down here and we'll handle it," said Harvick, who sent his spotter to apologize for the incident. "Nobody is going to have a good attitude about getting wrecked. I understand that from Tony's standpoint. But his spotter was out of line, and I didn't appreciate it."
received a standing ovation in the drivers' meeting in honor of his final points race. He then told the drivers to enjoy their careers "because we all have one time in this, and mine has been fantastic."
The 1999 Cup champion also was honored during prerace introductions, receiving a "Tennessee Volunteer" rifle similar to the ones used by settlers
in this area during the Revolutionary War's Battle of Kings Mountain.
An avid golfer, he also received 668 Titleist Pro V1 golf balls to commemorate his career Cup starts.
Jarrett's father, Ned, waved the green flag to start the race.
The race was anti-climactic, though, as Jarrett finished 37th, 10 laps off the pace.
"Well, it wasn't the finish I would have liked," he said. "I'm able to go out with the best sponsor in the business in UPS and I would have liked to have had a better day for them, but I really can't be too upset when you take into consideration the kind of career I have been fortunate to have."