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Darrell Waltrip Net Worth

Darrell Waltrip Net Worth is
$25 Million

Darrell Waltrip's salary
$25 million

Darrell Waltrip Biography

Posting a contemporary NASCAR series record of 22 top five finishes in 1983, 21 top five finishes, (both in 1981, and 1986), Waltrip is the victor of 84 NASCAR Cup Series races, including 12 wins at Bristol Motor Speedway, seven of which were “back-to-back” triumphs starting in 1981, and ending April 1, 1984, (a track and Chain’ record for just about any motorist, all time). Waltrip’s 84 wins puts him second only to Jeff Gordon, for the most wins in the current era of NASCAR, tying him with driver Bobby Allison, for fourth on the all time record of NASCAR Cup series victor. 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 just about any motorist, all time).

Waltrip additionally holds the all time track record with 67 triumphs in the Fairgrounds Speedway, in Nashville, Tennessee, including NASCAR, USAC, ASA, and local “Late Model Sportsman” NASCAR sanctioned series races.

Waltrip also became the very first NASCAR driver to be given $10 million, (February 18, 1990), (more than $26 million, in the current money), in race winnings. He’s a 2-time winner of NASCAR’s Most Famous Driver Award, (1989, 1990), was the “American Driver of the Year”, (1979, 1981, 1982), and was named “NASCAR’s Driver of the Decade”, (1980s). He’s a 2003 Motorsports Hall of Fame of America inductee as well as a 2005 International Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee, and was declared in July, 2009, as among the first 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 given the Bill France, “Award of Excellence”, in the year 2000. On July 1, 2010, Waltrip was again nominated for the 2011 induction group of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. On July 14, 2011, it had been declared that Waltrip, in just his third year of qualification, could be inducted as one of five members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame class of 2012, one of just nine premier show NASCAR drivers to be inducted to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, through 2012.

Waltrip now possesses Honda, Volvo, and Subaru automobile dealerships in Franklin, Tennessee, and is the lead television analyzer and race commentator with Fox Broadcasting Company, a columnist at Foxsports.com, and an writer. He could be the older brother of NASCAR driver and MWR team owner Michael Waltrip. He’s married, has two daughters, and resides in Franklin, Tennessee.

Darrell Waltrip Net Worth $25 Million Dollars

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Quick Facts

Full NameDarrell Waltrip
Net Worth$25 Million
Salary$25 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 5, 1947
Place Of BirthOwensboro, Kentucky, United States
Height6 ft (1.85 m)
ProfessionRace car driver, Actor, Voice Actor, Announcer, Commentator
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseStevie R. Waltrip (m. 1969)
ChildrenJessica Waltrip, Sarah Kaitlyn Waltrip
ParentsLeroy Waltrip, Margaret Jean Evans Waltrip
SiblingsMichael Waltrip
NicknamesJaws , Ol' D.W. , D W
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/allwaltrip
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/allwaltrip
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darrell_Waltrip
Awardstwo NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver Award, three National Motorsports Press Association Driver of the Year,
NominationsSports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality - Sports Event Analyst
MoviesCars 2, NASCAR: The Ride of Their Lives, Darrell Waltrip: His Passion Beyond the Wheel, 1979 Daytona 500
TV ShowsFox NASCAR, NASCAR RaceDay, NASCAR Victory Lane, NASCAR Trackside
Star SignAquarius


Interesting Facts

#Fact
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

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

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cars2006special racing consultant

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

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30th Annual Midsouth Emmy Awards2016TV MovieHimself
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