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Darrell Waltrip turns 73 years old

2016 Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour - Day 1
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NASCAR Hall-of-Famer Darrell Waltrip turns 73 years old today, February 5.

Waltrip, a three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, raced in the series from 1972 to 2000, amassing 809 starts, 59 poles, 84 wins, 276 top-five finishes and 390 top-10 finishes.

The 84 points-awarding race wins put Waltrip in a tie with Bobby Allison for fourth on the series’ all-time wins list.

SEE MORE: Cup Series All-time Wins List

Waltrip, who was an owner-driver in the series for part of his career, also drove racecars for owners including Bud Moore, Junior Johnson, Rick Hendrick, Dale Earnhardt and Travis Carter.

The Tennessee-native retired from the Cup Series following the 2000 season.

From 2001 to 2019, Waltrip worked as a driver analyst for FOX Sports, working the live television booth with play-by-play announcer Mike Joy his entire tenure on-air with the network.

Additionally, Waltrip worked alongside retired crew chief Larry McReynolds from 2001 to 2015 and with four-time Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon from 2016 until his retirement in June 2019.


Daytona 500
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84 Cup Series wins
Three-time series champion (1981, 1982, 1985)
One-time Daytona 500 champion (1989)
2012 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee


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