Dale Jarrett is leaning toward running just six races next year before stepping out of his car after 23 seasons.
Jarrett has been mulling his future for several months. At Talladega Superspeedway over the weekend, Jarrett says he's made up his mind and will announce his plans sometime this week.
Jarrett, the 1999 Cup champion, has a past champion's provisional that can be used six times to ensure him a spot in the field. That will take him up to Martinsville next March, where he made his first career start in 1984.