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Darrell Waltrip Net Worth:Darrell Lee Waltrip, (born February 5, 1947), is an American motorsports analyst, author, national television broadcaster, former racing car driver, a 3-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, (1981, 1982, 1985), a 3-time NASCAR Cup Series runner-up, (1979, 1983, 1986), winner of the 1989 Daytona 500, and the first 5-time winner of the Coca-Cola 600 (formerly the World 600), the Series' longest race (1978, 1979, 1985, 1988, 1989), (a first for any driver, all time). Posting a modern NASCAR series record of 22 top five finishes in 1983, 21 top five finishes, (both in 1981, and 1986), Waltrip is the winner of 84 NASCAR Cup Series races, including 12 wins at Bristol Motor Speedway, seven of which were consecutive wins beginning in 1981, and ending April 1, 1984, (a track and Series' record for any driver, all time). Waltrip's 84 wins places him second only to Jeff Gordon, for the most wins in the modern era of NASCAR, tying him with driver Bobby Allison, for fourth on the all-time list of NASCAR Cup series winners. Waltrip won 59 NASCAR Cup Series pole positions, (second all-time), including 35 on short tracks, and 8 on road courses, (both all-time highs for any driver, all time). He has 271 top-five finishes, (33% of all NASCAR Cup series races started), and 390 top-ten finishes, (48% of all NASCAR Cup series races started), ran 237,773 laps, 280,788 miles, led 23,134 laps, (10% of all laps raced), won $19,886,666.00, in posted earnings, competing in 809 NASCAR Cup series races, spanning 29 years, and four different decades, (1972–2000), and still holds many NASCAR records, more than a decade after his retirement as an active driver.In addition to NASCAR's premier racing series, Waltrip won 13 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series races, 7 American Speed Association (ASA) races, 3 IROC races, 2 Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) races, 2 NASCAR All-American Challenge Series events, 2 All Pro Racing Association races, a USAC race, and competed in the 24 Hours of Daytona, a 24-hour sports car endurance race. Waltrip also holds the all-time track record with 67 wins at the Fairgrounds Speedway, in Nashville, Tennessee, including NASCAR, USAC, ASA, and local Late Model Sportsman NASCAR sanctioned series races.Waltrip also became the first NASCAR driver to be awarded $10 million, (February 18, 1990), (more than $26 million, in today's currency), in race winnings. He is a 2-time winner of NASCAR's Most Popular Driver Award, (1989, 1990), was the "American Driver of the Year", (1979, 1981, 1982), and was named "NASCAR's Driver of the Decade", (1980s). Additionally, Waltrip was named the "National Motorsports Press Association Driver of the Year", in (1977, 1981, 1982), the "Auto Racing Digest Driver of the Year", in (1981, 1982), and the named the first "Tennessee Professional Athlete of the Year", in (1979). He is a 2003 Motorsports Hall of Fame of America inductee and a 2005 International Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee, and was announced in July, 2009, as one of the initial 25 nominees for the inaugural NASCAR Hall of Fame induction class. Waltrip was named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers, in (1998), and was awarded the Bill France, "Award of Excellence", in the year 2000. On July 1, 2010, Waltrip was again nominated for the 2011 induction class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. On July 14, 2011, it was announced that Waltrip, in only his third year of eligibility, would be inducted as one of five members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame class of 2012, one of only nine premiere series NASCAR drivers to be inducted to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, through 2012.Waltrip currently owns Honda, Volvo, and Subaru automobile dealerships in Franklin, Tennessee, and is the lead television analyst and race commentator with Fox Broadcasting Company, a columnist at Foxsports.com, and an author. He is the older brother of NASCAR driver and MWR team owner Michael Waltrip. He is married, has two daughters, and resides in Franklin, Tennessee.
|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)|
|Children:||Jessica Waltrip, Sarah Kaitlyn Waltrip|
|Parents:||Leroy Waltrip, Margaret Jean Evans Waltrip|
|Awards:||two NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver Award, three National Motorsports Press Association Driver of the Year,|
|Nominations:||Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality - Sports Event Analyst|
|Movies:||Cars 2, NASCAR: The Ride of Their Lives, Darrell Waltrip: His Passion Beyond the Wheel, 1979 Daytona 500|
|TV shows:||Fox NASCAR, NASCAR RaceDay, NASCAR Victory Lane, NASCAR Trackside|