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Darrell Lee Waltrip is an Owensboro, Kentucky-born American television broadcaster, motorsports analyst, author as well as a former racing driver. Born on 5 February 1947, Darrell is a three time NASCAR Cup Series champion. A well-known sports car racer who has set various records in the sport, Darrell was active as a NASCAR driver from 1972 until his retirement in 2005.

One of the most popular car racers of all times, one may wonder how rich is Darrell? As of early 2016, Waltrip counts his net worth at the amount of $25 million. Needless to say, he has amassed this wealth by being involved in car racing as a driver for more than three decades, and since then putting his knowledge to good use as an analyst and commentator.

Darrell Waltrip Net Worth $25 Million

Raised in Owensboro, Darrell grew interested in car racing at the very young age of twelve, and started his career racing in Go-karts. His first stock car experience came only four years later. Although he started out with dirt-track racing, he eventually found his passion for asphalt and started his NASCAR career when he was 25 years old. He went on to become very successful in that career and won several major races; he won the NASCAR Cup Series championship thrice in 1981, 1982 and 1985 and was also the series runner-up in 1979, 1983 and 1986. This became the pivotal part of his life, and when his net worth started rising exponentially.

Darrell is noted as the second to Jeff Gordon for winning most races in NASCAR’s modern era while he is still the fourth on NASCAR’s all-time winners list, with 84 wins during a career spanning almost 30 years. His achievements include 1989 Daytona win, five Coca-Cola 600 wins, 1985 Winston 500 win, 1981 Busch Clash win and 1976 Snowball Derby win among numerous other wins. In addition to this, he has also won 13 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series races as well as seven American Speed Association races. Given these wins, Waltrip became the first person to get rewarded with over $10 million prize money, actually very close to $20 million, which has obviously added significantly to his net worth.

For his contributions towards the sport, Darrell has earned several awards including two NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver Award, three National Motorsports Press Association Driver of the Year. Moreover, he was also rewarded with NASCAR’s Driver of the Decade award for the 80s, and was inducted into Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2003. In 2012, he was inducted to the NASCAR Hall of Fame which sums up how successful Darrell was in his profession before his retirement from the sport in 2005.

Talking about his personal life, Darrel has been married to Stevie since 1969. These days, he serves as a color analyst for Fox Sports in his ‘retirement’ life. His hobbies include collecting his racing cars that he drove in several of his races. As of now, the legendary sportsman enjoys his life as a retired successful car racer while his present net worth of $25 million caters to his daily life.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 5, 1947
Birth place: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
Height:6 ft (1.85 m)
Profession:Race car driver, Actor, Voice Actor, Announcer, Commentator
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Stevie R. Waltrip (m. 1969)
Siblings:Michael Waltrip
Awards:two NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver Award, three National Motorsports Press Association Driver of the Year,
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Interesting Facts

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1Now broadcasting for NASCAR races on Fox Network and competing part-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.
2Darrell Waltrip and Michael Waltrip, combined, have won three Daytona 500 races. Darrell's victory was on Sunday, February 19th, 1989. Michael's two Daytona 500 victories were on Sunday, February 18th, 2001, just after Dale Earnhardt Senior's life ended, after Earnhardt's car was hit by Ken Schrader's car and Sunday, February 16th, 2003.
3Inducted into the Nascar Hall of Fame [2011].
4Owns a Volvo/Honda/Pre-Owned car dealership in Franklin, Tennessee
5Appointed Honorary Ambassador of Peace for the Harvey Ball Foundation along with Jackie Chan, Brooke Shields, A.V.T. Shankardass, Jerry Lewis, Prince Albert of Monaco, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Phil Collins, Jimmy Buffett, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Heather Mills, Yoko Ono, Patch Adams, Sergei Khrushchev and Winnie Mandela.
6He and his brother, Michael Waltrip, are the only pair of brothers to both win the Daytona 500.
7As a Fox Sports commentator of the Daytona 500, he openly cried when his brother, Michael Waltrip, won the 2001 Daytona 500, on Sunday, February 18, 2001, but he could be heard asking "Is Earnhardt okay?", shortly before the company, Fox Sports Network went to a commercial break. Dale Earnhardt, his good friend, had just crashed, after being hit by Ken Schrader as the race was concluding and died shortly, thereafter.
8Is fourth on NASCAR's all-time win list with 84 wins.
9Has won 84 Winston Cup races. Holds the record for most wins of Charlotte's World 600 with five - 1978-9, 1985, 1988-9.
10Brother Michael Waltrip won the 2003 Daytona 500 and the 2003 EA Sports 500 at the Talladega (Alabama) Superspeedway.
11Won the 1989 Daytona 500
12Was one of the most hated drivers in motorsports durong the 1970s, but won the most popular driver award in 1989, and 1990.
13Tied for third in NASCAR's all-time win list with Bobby Allison. Hoped to get at least one more win before he retired.
14His last race as an owner/driver he drove an all white Chevrolet Monte Carlo called the 'Tim Flock Special'. He donated the prize money to racing legend Tim Flock who was sick at the time to help with medical expenses. Tim's car number in 1955, and 1956 was 300. Darrell wanted to use this number on the car, but NASCAR rules only allow two digit numbers on the cars. So he had to take 300 off of the car, and use his number 17. The next race, he drove for Dale Earnhardt Inc, car number 1, for most of the season until Steve Park recovered from injuries from a crash at Atlanta. The irony here is Darrell, and Dale never really got along with each other before this.
15In his early days he was always booed by the fans. One day he said "Meet me at The Big K" and we can duke it out". K-Mart later became a sponsor.
16As of now, he has won 84 Winston Cup races. Also tied with Bobby Allison for 3rd on the all-time win list.
17Younger brother, Michael Waltrip, currently drives a Nextel Cup.
1859 career pole positions. 4th on the all time list.
193 time Winston Cup champion. 1981, 1982 and 1985.


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cars 32017filmingDarrell Cartrip (voice)
Cars 22011Darrell Cartrip (voice)
Cubed2010TV SeriesDarrell Waltrip
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby2006Darrell Waltrip
Cars2006Video GameDarrell Cartrip (voice)
Cars2006Darrell Cartrip (voice)
Full Access NASCAR: Behind America's Favorite Sport2001Video

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cars2006special racing consultant

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Masters of the Clock: The Legend of Martinsville2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
I Am Dale Earnhardt2015DocumentaryDarrell Waltrip
A Perfect Storm: 1979 Daytona 5002015DocumentaryHimself
NASCAR on Fox2008-2014TV SeriesHimself - Race Analyst / Himself - Broadcaster
Fox and Friends2014TV SeriesHimself - Nascar Driver
Imus in the Morning2014TV SeriesHimself - Fox Sports
Taming the Bull: The John Bramlett Story2013DocumentaryHimself
Beyond 2002012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
NASCAR Hall of Fame Biography: Richie Evans2011TV MovieHimself
The 102011TV SeriesHimself
The Legend of Hallowdega2010ShortHimself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
The 24th Annual Midsouth Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Host
Together: The Hendrick Motorsports Story2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pardon the Interruption2009TV SeriesHimself
Hot Rods & Reels2009TV MovieHimself
NASCAR: The Ride of Their Lives2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
2008 NASCAR Subway 5002008TV MovieHimself - Race Analyst
The Inspiration for 'Cars'2006Video documentary shortHimself - Fox Broadcaster, Racing Legend
ESPN SportsCentury2001-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
2006 Aaron's 4992006TV MovieHimself - Announcer
NASCAR Drivers: 3602005TV Series documentaryHimself
NASCAR: The IMAX Experience2004Documentary shortHimself - On-Screen Announcer
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Fifty1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
ESPN Speedworld1998TV SeriesHimself - Driver: #35 Tabasco Pontiac
1996 Daytona 5001996TV MovieHimself - Driver: #17 Parts America Chevrolet
Hee Haw1982TV SeriesHimself
Daytona 5001979TV MovieHimself - Driver: #88 Oldsmobile
ABC's Wide World of Sports1976-1978TV SeriesHimself - Driver / Himself - Driver: #88 Chevrolet

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30th Annual Midsouth Emmy Awards2016TV MovieHimself

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