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Jarrett stays in title hunt with 500 win

When it's your day, even the accidents go your way.

Dale Jarrett got some help on the way to winning Sunday's UAW-GM Quality 500, first when Bobby Labonte spun on an oily track and then when a wedge of rubber used to adjust his car's suspension fell out.Labonte, driving a Pontiac for owner Joe Gibbs, appeared to be on the way to a runaway victory until he got caught up in a 10-car melee after rookie David Green's rear axle fell out, oiling down the second turn at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Jarrett, who earned $130,000, averaged 144.323 mph in the race slowed by just four caution flags for a total of 33 laps. He led five times for 85 laps, including the last 58.