Darrell Waltrip Sets Retirement From Foxs NASCAR Booth After 19 Years

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The final checkered flag is in sight for Fox Sports longtime NASCAR announcer Darrell Waltrip. The retiring Hall of Famer will call his last race at seasons end in June.

An original member of Fox Sports NASCAR booth team, he has spent 19 seasons commenting on the boogity-boogity as stock cars sped by at 200 mph. Hes also known for voicing the Darrell Cartrip character in all three of Disney/Pixars Cars films.

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“My family and I have been talking this over the past several months, and Ive decided to call 2019 my last year in the Fox Sports booth,” said Waltrip, a three-time NASCAR champion driver who won 84 Cup races was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2012. “I have been blessed to work with the best team in the sport for the past 19 years, but Im 72 and have been racing in some form for more than 50 years. Im still healthy, happy and now a granddad, so its time to spend more time at home with my family, although I will greatly miss my Fox family.”

Known for his “boogity boogity boogity” catchphrase, Waltrip was there when Fox began its NASCAR coverage in 2001, and his last race will the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on June 23 from the Sonoma Raceway in Northern California. By then he will have called more than 330 races and 1,500-plus practice and qualifying sessions.

“Darrell has been the heart and soul of the Fox NASCAR booth since Day 1, so its incredibly bittersweet to know this is his final season,” said Eric Shanks, Fox Sports CEO and Executive Producer. “DWs unmatched charisma and passion helped Fox Sports buiRead More – Source

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