NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip Slideshow





Darrell Waltrip, NASCAR Hall of Famer - Images by Brian Cleary

Congratulations Darrell Waltrip, who enters the NASCAR Hall of Fame today!

As a photographer covering NASCAR from the 1980’s up to the present day, I always looked at DW w\as the prototypical “go-to” guy. Need a good photo to liven up a slow day at the track?: Look for Waltrip. Whether he was playing with his baby daughter in the garage area, enjoying a lollipop on pit road or doing the “Ickey Shuffle” in victory lane, Waltrip could always be counted on to lay the groundwork for a great photo.

A quick search of my NASCAR photo archive gave me plenty of good DW material for this slideshow.



Way to go “Jaws”!

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Slideshows.bcpix.com is the Slideshow blog of Florida-based freelance photographer Brian Cleary and features selected collections of images from his online photo archive which contains more than 30 years of photography, both editorial stock and royalty-free stock photography and is housed at www.bcpix.com.

1987 24 Hours of Daytona Slideshow





1987 24 Hours of Daytona - Images by Brian Cleary

There was a full field of spectacular Porsche 962’s on the grid along with most of the top sports car drivers in the world. NASCAR stars Bill Elliott and Ricky Rudd were on hand as were Indy stars, A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, Al Unser Jr. and Danny Sullivan. Top women drivers Lynn St. James and Deborah Gregg were in Roush Mustangs along with celebrity racer Bruce Jenner.

The weather was great as the 69 cars took the green flag to start the twice-around-the-clock contest. I was armed with several rolls of Tri-X black and white film to record the drama for United Press International.

At he end of the 24 hour run, the #14 Lowenbrau Porsche 962 of Chip Robinson, Derek Bell , AL Unser Jr., and Al Holbert came home first and another classic was in the books.



Roll your cursor over any image to get caption info, click on an image for download availability and pricing, or simply sit back and enjoy the slideshow!

Slideshows.bcpix.com is the Slideshow blog of Florida-based freelance photographer Brian Cleary and features selected collections of images from his online photo archive which contains more than 30 years of photography, both editorial stock and royalty-free stock photography and is housed at www.bcpix.com.