For those who love a bit of NASCAR the name Darrell Waltrip will be well known. This legend of the sport is a three time Winston Cup champion and has a huge 84 race wins at the pinnacle of stock car racing.
But he’s never been in a V8 Supercar – till now. Waltrip was taken on a hot lap of the Bathurst circuit last weekend as part of the American coverage of the great race. Waltrip rode shotgun with Jason Bright in his Holden Commodore up Mount Panorama and it was quite an experience for the ex-racer. Waltrip looks far from comfortable on a course that’s not just an oval, it looks intense. In the video below, if you can put up with Waltrip’s ramblings during the lap there’s an interesting interview that follows. (more…)