Darrell Waltrip

  • Birth Place: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
  • Profession: NASCAR announcer, Former NASCAR driver
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  • Nicknamed "Jaws" for his agressive style and outspoken manner.
  • Substituted for host Ralph Emery in the '80s and '90s on the Nashville Network's Nashville Now.
  • Won 84 NASCAR Winston Cup races (third all-time entering 2007) from 1975 to 1992, specializing in short-track races, including 12 wins at tiny Bristol Motor Speedway.
  • Served as a presenter twice alongside Kathy Trocolli for the Gospel Music Association Music Awards.
  • Developed the signature phrase "Boogity, boogity, boogity" for the start of races he broadcasts.
  • Penned the 2004 autobiography DW: A Life Going Around in Circles.
  • Nominated for a 2006 Sports Emmy in the category of Outstanding Event Analyst.


  • Sarah Waltrip — Daughter
  • Jessica Waltrip — Daughter
  • Michael Waltrip — Brother
  • Margaret Waltrip — Mother
  • Stevie Waltrip — Wife
  • Leory Waltrip — Father
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