DW: A Lifetime Going Around in Circles
In the 1980s, Darrell Waltrip was the reigning king of NASCAR-the sport's brightest and most controversial star. Feared, loathed, and admired in equal measure, early on he drew the wrath of many fans, who literally wore their emotions on their sleeve, donning tee-shirts that read: I hate warm beer, cold women, and Darrell Waltrip. As the decade progressed, he won over thei...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published February 9th 2004 by Putnam Adult
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By the time I started watching NASCAR, Darrell Waltrip was the veteran using the Champion's provisional to get the last spot on the starting grid most weeks who then retired from racing and became the best race announcer on TV today. Therefore, this book was an excellent look at a driver whose career should not be remembered by those last couple years of not being competitive. The book ends when he retires, with a brief mention of his first race as a broadcaster being the day he finally saw his...more
Outrageous, rude, brilliant PR, worked it. Wanted to make a good impression on new team, didnt want to appear just a driver and get all the glory. So, he showed up and asked what he could do to help out. The owner of the team said "Bounce Tars". There were older tires that racers had to bounce to seal them. However, this owner meant Balance tires. But because of the accent, DW could not understand and bounced the tires and they rolled all over the place and down a hill.
Mar 19, 2007 Melissa rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: anyone who loves Nascar
I'm a huge Nascar fan so this was a fun book for me to read. Darrell Waltrip now calls the races for Fox and it was great to be able to learn all about his racing career and how he got to where he is today. He's a great storyteller.