|Celebrated Name:||Darrell Waltrip|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Darrell Lee Waltrip|
|Age:||73 years old|
|Birth Date:||5 February 1947|
|Birth Place:||Owensboro, Kentucky, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Stevie R. Waltrip
(m. 1969 – present)
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes 2 (Sarah Kaitlyn Waltrip, Jessica Waltrip)|
|Is Darrell Waltrip Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Author, the sportscaster, retired racing car driver|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$30 million|
|Last Updated:||December 2020|
Darrell Waltrip is a famous American Sportscaster, author and a retired racing driver who is a three times winner of the NASCAR cup series. He has earned several awards including NASCAR’s most popular Driver Award for two times, three national Motorsports Press Association Driver of the Year. He is currently serving as a colour analyst for Fox Sports. Darrel has been recognized twice and awarded as most popular Driver and has also been inducted into NASCAR Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.
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Early Life & Biography
Darrell was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, the U.S. and he is a brother to Michael Waltrip. He started driving career in Go-karts at the age of 12 and built a Chevrolet coupe with his father in 1936 where he slammed a wall and damaged the coupe. He is a Christian and supports charities under Motor Racing Outreach where he provides spiritual support to racers and their family in general.
He graduated from Davies County High School in 1965. He became friends with Ralph Emery who was a radio host which formed influential bond progress since Darrell frequently appeared on Emery’s morning shows on local Nashville television station, WSMV. He acquired public speaking skills from the music city motorplex from television appearances in Nashville, as a springboard into NASCAR’s big leagues.
Darell is married to Stevie Waltrip, and the two met in their early youth age when they attended a senior high school when they were at the age of 16 & 19 though Darrell was focused on a racing career. They did their holy wedding in 1969, and they had two adorable children, Jessica Waltrip and Sarah Waltrip. They have lived a life without divorce since they are living a lavish life. His wife is his biggest supporter.
They are the chairpersons for Motor Racing Outreach, a Christian based organization that holds chapel services for drivers, crews and their families and also help other NASCAR community by distributing Christian Literature and other assistance.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 5 February 1947, Darrell Waltrip is 73 years old as of today’s date 5th December 2020. His height is 1.85 m tall, and his weight is 95 kg.
At the age of 12, he started racing. He started his first stock car race just four years later. They built a Chevrolet Coupe in 1936 with his father where he sampled it in a dirt track near their home and hit a wall which damaged the Coupe. At the age of 25, he found his niche into asphalt tracks and started a NASCAR career.
He began his successful career with multiple wins like the NASCAR Cup Series Championship in three times a row (1981.1982 and 1985) and (1979, 1983 and 1986) he was I the series runner-up. Currently, he is working as a colour analyst for Fox Sports, enjoying his retirement life. He is also a commentator and an analyst for his racing teams. Waltrip advocacy has brought him a good fan base globally.
He has had 59 career pole positions and has won 84 Winston Cup races and tied with Allison for third on the all-time list. He ended his race career in the 2005 Kroger 200 in Martinsville. He has been popularly known for his work on the film Cars and appeared in Talladega Nights.
He had other endorsement deals like commercials and co-writing of a book titled “A Lifetime of Going around the Circles”. His overall races is figured to be 237,773 laps, 280,788 miles and have managed to lead 23,134 laps. He has competed in 809 NASCAR Cup series for the past 29 years in a span of 4 decades and still holds more record.
Awards & Achievements
Darrell has earned himself a couple of awards and achievements including a three-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion, a three-time NASCAR Cup series runner up. He won the Daytona Cup 500, the first five-time winner of the Coca-Cola 600. He earned the series longest race for five times. He holds the all-time track record wins the fairgrounds Speedway wins in Nashville, Tennessee, including NASCAR, USAC, ASA and model Sportsman NASCAR sanctioned races.
Net Worth & Salary of Darell Waltrip in 2020
He has an estimated net worth of $30 million as of December 2020. He has made a lot of money from his career as a NASCAR racer. Also earning a high salary from working as an analyst for one of the top news company. He has also made several brand endorsement deals in his career life.
Darrell has managed to be the heart and soul of the FOX NASCAR booth. He aspires to change the world through radical social progress which is evidence by giving a hand in charity works and Christian based organization.