NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip had a simple credo about competing at Darlington Raceway.
"I fought the wall and the wall always won," Waltrip cracked Sunday.
— NASCAR Hall of Fame (@NASCARHall) September 3, 2017
Not always. Waltrip won five times at Darlington, the first in 1977 and, for the last time in his career, in 1992. That final victory 25 years ago came after Waltrip waited out a nearly two-hour rain delay for his 84th and final NASCAR win. Waltrip's victory spoiled the Winston Million try by Davey Allison.
Waltrip was on hand to talk with Ricky Stenhouse Jr., whose team will run a throwback paint scheme dedicated to Waltrip's blue-and-white No. 17 he ran in the late 1990s.
Waltrip had 18 top fives and 23 top 10 finishes in 55 starts at Darlington.
Stenhouse has struggled so far in his brief career at Darlington in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series. He has not finished better than 18th in four tries. Stenhouse qualified 14th for Sunday night's race.