Darrell Waltrip

American racing driver

Darrell Lee Waltrip (born February 5, 1947) is an American former motorsports announcer, author, and former racing driver.


  • Boogity, boogity, boogity – let’s go racing, boys!
  • If you don't cheat, you look like an idiot. If you cheat and don't get caught, you look like a hero. If you cheat and get caught, you look like a dope. Put me where I belong.
  • Banging fenders on a short track at Wilkesboro, god, we've got expensive cars and it costs a lot of money to do that today. But it's kind of like a pay back [to the fans]. And we got to always be thinking about what we're giving back [to fans] and not what we're taking all of the time. I don't want to see us get into a situation where it's take take take from the fans, from the sponsors, from everybody. One day we'll wake up and they won't be there anymore and our old friends [sponsors] will be gone too. So we got to maintain that fan base and we've got to maintain that grass roots level of racing that we all love to make the sport continue to grow and flourish.