NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett made public on Tuesday he has tested positive for coronavirus and is now in self-quarantine.
The 63-y-o Jarrett broke the news during the NASCAR’s Hall of Fame announcement, stating why he did not return to NBCSN’s studio with the fellow hosts.
Three-time Daytona 500 winner and 1999 Cup champion claim the only symptom he had was a slight cough and that he was doing well.
“I’ve been one of the very fortunate ones that my symptom has only been a slight cough throughout all of this and it’s really getting less and less each day, so I’m doing very, very well,” Jarrett said.
“All I can say is follow all the guidelines stay as safe as you possibly can and hopefully we can all get through this in the very near future.”
Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel met virtually to debate and vote upon the 15 nominees for the induction class of 2021 and the five nominees for the Landmark Award.