Darrell Waltrip is about to ease into retirement from the Fox Sports booth. And while his broadcast career, like his driving career, likely went on a bit too long, its impossible to underestimate his impact on the sport of Nascar as a driver, commentator, and overall personality. But I’ll try to capture the essence of Jaws…through a cheaply made Lego knockoff project!
|You gotta start somewhere, and DW started|
racing local tracks, earning attention both
good and bad for his braggadocios trash-talking.
Along those lines, trying to put this together
had ME trash talking my own meagre motor skills.
|Progress! DW ran his first Nascar race in 1972|
in a car formerly driven by Mario Andretti.
I wound up yelling at this set with the fervor of
|As this, uh, collectable starts to change, so|
was DW in the mid-80's, as being born-again
into the Christian faith changed his priorities
drastically. I went to Sunday School briefly
and earned the nickname "motor mouth".
|Despite winning three championships it took DW's|
famous 1989 Daytona 500 win for his career to be
"complete", just like this car is starting to look.
I think my life became complete when my dad
and I booed DW for pimping Toyota.
|Adding these decals is a slow, steady process--|
just like the slide at the end of DW's career and
my continuing journey into irrelevance.