Darrell Lee Waltrip is a renowned American motorsports analyst, retired racing driver, author, and a national television broadcaster. He has also been able to win three times the NASCAR CUP series championship and has also been ranked three times runners-up of the NASCAR Cup Series. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of Darrell Waltrip in the year 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Waltrip was born in the year 1947 on February 5th in Kentucky, Owensboro. Beginning his career in driving in the Go-karts at a tender age of twelve years, he would join first stock car racing four years later. Together with his father, he would build the 1936 Chevrolet coupe and went on to head to the local dirt track near the Owensboro home.
His first night never turned out to be great from the success as this youngster was barely enough to drive but he would slam on the wall and heavily damaged the coupe. Later on, he would leave this dirt and be able to find the niche on the asphalt where smoothness he would learn in the karts proved to the valuable asset.
Most people in the racing community have considered Waltrip as the true ambassador to Sports racing. He has been a very passionate promoter of different forms of racing especially when it comes to the stock car auto racing. He owns a building that holds the majority of the cars that he was using to drive and also compete in the different races.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Darrell has been able to post the modern NASCAR Series Record of the 22 top-five finishes in the year 1983 and 21 top five finishes which happened in the year 1981 and also in 1986. Waltrip has been able to win 84 NASCAR Cup Series races, and this includes the 1989 Daytona 500. The above victories had tied him with the Bobby Allison for the fourth on NASCAR’s all-time wins list. This has also placed him second to a fellow driver by the name Jeff Gordon for many wins in the NASCAR’s modern era. He has been ranked position two for the all-time pole positions with 59, and this includes all the time highs with the 5 on the short tracks and also eight on the road courses.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Darrell Waltrip is estimated to be over $28 million. This wealth has been generated from his career as an American motorsports analyst, racing driver, author, and a national television broadcaster. He has been able to win very many tournaments and also received numerous product endorsements.
Waltrip has been working as a design consultant on some of the latest tracks, and this includes Kentucky Motor Speedway and Nashville Superspeedway. He has also been selected for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He has appeared in the various advertisements of various companies, and this includes Toyota together with his brother. He has also achieved a good measure of success when it comes to the publishing.