Articles tagged Darrell Waltrip

Page 89 of February 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, February 2011

Long Shadow of the Man in Black

He raced hard, reaped the rewards and divided opinion. Even 10 years after his death Dale Earnhardt’s influence is still being felt in NASCAR It happened 10 years ago on the last lap of NASCAR's traditional season-opening Daytona 500. Everyone was jammed together in a massive pack, feet flat on the throttle in typical restrictor-plate racing style. Running third with no real hope of winning,...

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Blind AMbition

Twenty-three years after its Le Mans win, Aston Martin returned to La Sarthe. Sort of. Richard Heseltine explains how a one-time club racer fired up a sleeping giant and got a rude awakening When club racer-turned-entrant Robin Hamilton moved into the big league with his ill-starred Nimrod Group C venture, he was tarred with the more derogatory connotations of the word 'amateur'. But he was...

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"We didn't just talk about doing Le Mans, we actually did it"

Robin Hamilton took Aston Martin back to La Sarthe in the 1970s and ’80s, but works support ultimately worked against him…By Richard Heseltine The rolling Derbyshire countryside before us stretches as far as the eye can strain, the murky months of spring doing nothing to dampen our host’s enthusiasm. Robin Hamilton is outlining his most recent endeavour: a house build on this very plot. Even in...

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Superior stock

One of the cars which General Motors brought to Goodwood was the Chevy Monte Carlo in which Darrell Waltrip won the 1985 Winston cup. It had stood in Talladega's Museum for 16 years, and is back there now, but in between Paul Fearnley had a good ol'blast in it Take a section of the Forth Railway Bridge, vibrant in red lead. Top it out in the GM, or Ford, bonnet, roof and bootlid of the day. Fill...

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Market force

Nigel Mansel's thrilling IndyCar victory in New Hampshire was witnessed by only a sprinkling of spectators. NASCAR, so it seems, has a better understanding of the entertainment-conscious US public Anyone who doubts the incredible depth and popularity of NASCAR's Winston Cup series might ask themselves the following question: how would Formula One be affected if two of its leading young drivers...

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Lunch with... David Hobbs

The results didn't always come his way, but over three decades this expat Brit enjoyed the sort of variety in his racing career that today's F1 stars can only dream about, By Simon Taylor David Hobbs is 71 now, still the quintessential Englishman with the deadpan humour that stayed with him through a 30-year-plus racing career. By his own assessment, misfortune and missed opportunities meant he...

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Editorial

Everybody's ears pricked up.What a fantastic noise! I, and several others, hastened over the bridge, across the lawn — and gaped. Mercedes had fired up its W154. Waaaap! Rip. Waaap! Rip. A heat haze. A whiff of boot polish. A jet of flame that set said greensward alight. More revs. More revs. Big blip. Off. Stunned silence. Broken by a very British ripple of applause that said much more than any...

Page 87 of September 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 87, September 2006

Busman's holiday: Martin Brundle

In his first IROC race he had a sharp lesson in bump-draughting, and even wonders himself how he instinctively knew ways to work the traffic and airflow Words: Simon Strang. Photography: LAT Martin Brundle's first experience of the 1990 International Race of Champions series was when he walked in to the back of a trailer in the Talladega paddock and saw a row of 'old school' wooden lockers...

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In the hot seat

Martin Brundle was 'young and stupid' when he beat Stirling Moss, aged just 21. He's learned a lot since: keep your phone calls short and don't annoy Dale Earnhardt You famously came up against Dale Earnhardt In ROC. Did you ever consider having a stab at NASCAR? Bobby Shaw, Marple I never got as far as talking to teams, but it did enter my head in some of my darker days in Formula One in 1988...

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Talking the walk

From rent-a-quote young upstart to wise old hand, three-time Winston Cup champion Darrell Waltrip played a crucial role in NASCAR's rapid growth of the 1970s and '80s. Paul Fearnley talks to this showman who never shirked the nitty-gritty Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee sorts out the Good Ol' Men from the Boys. Even the 650-feet straightaways on the World's Fastest Half Mile' are banked — at...

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