Darrell Waltrip Articles

Darrell Waltrip
Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers...
David Smith
2 weeks ago
Darrell Waltrip
  12. Rusty Wallace  1994 Miller Genuine Draft (Chicago, 2005)  In 2005, Rusty Wallace decided it would be his final season in Cup competition and launched the “Rusty’s Last Call” tour. He received accolades and...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Darrell Waltrip
Jimmie Johnson’s eighth career win at Martinsville last Sunday highlighted his dominance at that particular track. Johnson has won seven of the last 14 visits to the track and in 23 starts has an average finish of 5.3. While he still has a way to...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Darrell Waltrip
With the flurry of press releases that were flying about last Friday, with the announcements and retractions regarding Mark Martin substituting for the injured Denny Hamlin, it brought to light one issue we haven’t had to tackle in a while:...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Darrell Waltrip
The Backseat Drivers Fan Council turns its focus toward the NASCAR media with its second annual survey. Fan Council members grade the different aspects of the NASCAR media from the TV networks, shows and personalities to the reporters, both print...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Darrell Waltrip
by Vito Pugliese Just three points separate Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards as they settle the 2011 Sprint Cup championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But is this really the greatest (or even the closest) title fight ever? Athlon Sports...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Darrell Waltrip
In celebration of Athlon Sports' upcoming 10th annual Racing magazine, we've dug into the archives to uncover some of the most memorable features, profiles and Q&As that have graced our pages. Visit the site daily for more retrospective looks...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Darrell Waltrip
Article originally published in 2005 Athlon Sports Racing annual 1. Should Junior’s expletive have cost him 25 points and had a potentially significant effect on the Championship? Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the most popular driver award and...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Darrell Waltrip
Dale Earnhardt Jr. unveiled his 2012 Diet Mountain Dew paint scheme — pictured top right — on Wednesday via Facebook, rolling out a predominantly silver Chevy with Mountain Dew’s familiar green, red and black accents. AMP Energy, co-primary...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago