Sundays Will Never Be The Same.
This Sunday, Nascar fans will celebrate another Daytona 500, one of the most exciting American sporting events of the year. No one can forget the tragic events of the 2001 Daytona 500 where Nascar, and the entire sports world alike, lost one of the legends, Dale Earnhardt.
Few can chronicle the events of that night more vividly than Dale's fellow Nascar Legend, Darrell Waltrip. In an interview with Brian Lord, Darrell talks about his latest book, Sundays Will Never Be the Same: Racing, Tragedy, and Redemption - My Life in America's Fastest Sport.
Check out our interview with Darrell Waltrip to learn more about his book, and his gripping account of the 2001 Daytona 500:
Darrell Waltrip Biography:
After a 29-year racing career, Darrell Waltrip's NASCAR journey continues in 2001 as a full-time NASCAR on FOX television commentator, doing what some say he does best: talk.
Soon after Waltrip joined the Winston Cup circuit at the 1972 Winston 500, he earned the nickname "Jaws" for keeping his big mouth open despite failing to win his first race until his 50th start. His words got him in trouble early in his career when he wasn't winning, but with at least one victory a year from 1975 through 1989, only Richard Petty and David Pearson won more Winston Cup races than Waltrip's 84 wins. "Ol' DW" earned the respect of fans and drivers with back-to-back NASCAR Winston Cup Series Most Popular Driver Awards in 1989 and 1990. In 1998 he was named one of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers.
One of only seven drivers to win at least three Winston Cup series titles and the only five-time winner of the Coca-Cola 600, Darrell Waltrip is ready for a new professional challenge, but it might take him a little while to make the transition from the track to the booth. "It will probably take me a few laps to settle in. It's tough to shut down the juices that flow through you when you're at a big race like this. I don't want those feelings to leave me now that I'm an analyst."
In April 2007, Darrell Waltrip was nominated for a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst.
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