Starting his driving career in go-karts at age 12, Darrell entered his first stock car race just four short years later. By the late 1960s, he was a regular at the fairgrounds track in Nashville, Tennessee.
Darrell quickly developed into one of the nation’s top short-track drivers and made his first NASCAR Winston Cup start in 1972 at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway. In 1975, he became a full-time NASCAR Winston Cup competitor.
Darrell went on to become a three-time NASCAR Champion, a NASCAR Hall of Famer and a broadcast analyst with FOX Sports. He and his wife, Stevie, have two grown daughters.