Darrell Waltrip Might Be Eating Ice Cream in Jackson Right Now
Back in 1977 and 1984, Darrell Waltrip won the NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. He retired in 2000 and went to work for Fox Sports covering NASCAR races. Because of him, every NASCAR fan knows the term, "boogity, boogity, boogity!" Today, at Michigan International Speedway, he'll call his second to last race before he retires from the TV booth. The race got postponed due to weather yesterday and will start today at 5PM.
I'm gonna miss the guy.
According to MLive.com, Waltrip plans to stay close to racing in some capacity after retirement from TV, but doesn't have anything specifically planned beyond spending time with his wife and kids and his new granddaughter. Can't argue with that.
But, because he's been in Michigan so many times, he has his favorite places to go during race week. One of those places is The Parlour of Jackson. "We've already been there once and we might go there again before we leave," Waltrip said on Friday.
So, if you're a fan, you may see him there today. And thank him for all the "boogity, boogity, boogitys"