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As both a NASCAR driver and broadcaster, Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip was the king of incredible interviews. Simply put, the man’s been a character since day one.

Take his interview the day of the 1991 Winston 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, for example. Well, technically it was supposed to be the day of the Winston 500, but a rain delay had other things in mind. Before the race was officially postponed though, renowned racing commentator Dr. Jerry Punch took the opportunity to interview Waltrip, who was the owner-driver of the now-defunct Darrell Waltrip Motorsports.

During the interview, Waltrip switched between driver and owner in what can only be described as peak Darrell. Then, Ernie Irvan shows up and the two riff for a little bit before Jerry wraps it up. Hilarious stuff!

The Winston 500 — which later became the DieHard 500, the Talladega 500, and the Aaron’s 499 — was delayed until the following Monday, and Waltrip actually ended up placing second in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series race. Clearly, DW could race just as well as he talked!

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1991 Winston 500 Race Results

1. Harry Gant — Leo Jackson Motorsports — No. 33 Oldsmobile

2. Darrell Waltrip — DarWal Inc. — No. 17 Chevrolet

3. Dale Earnhardt — Richard Childress Racing — No. 3 Chevrolet

4. Sterling Marlin — Junior Johnson & Associates — No. 22 Ford

5. Michael Waltrip — Bahari Racing — No. 30 Pontiac

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6. Geoff Bodine — Junior Johnson & Associates — No. 11 Ford

7. Ken Schrader — Hendrick Motorsports — No. 25 Chevrolet

8. Bill Elliott — Melling Racing — No. 9 Ford

9. Jimmy Spencer — Travis Carter Enterprises — No. 98 Chevrolet

10. Rick Mast — Precision Products Racing — No. 1 Oldsmobile

11. Brett Bodine — King Racing — No. 26 Buick

12. Bobby Hamilton — TriStar Motorsports — No. 68 Oldsmobile

13. Ricky Rudd — Hendrick Motorsports — No. 5 Chevrolet

14. Morgan Shepherd — Bud Moore Engineering — No. 15 Ford

15. Mickey Gibbs — Team III Racing — No. 24 Pontiac

16. Ted Musgrave — U. S. Motorsports Inc. — No. 55 Pontiac

17. Bobby Hillin Jr.  — Moroso Racing — No. 20 Oldsmobile

18. Dave Marcis — Marcis Auto Racing — No. 71 Chevrolet

19. Phil Barkdoll — Barkdoll Motorsports — No. 73 Oldsmobile

20. Jimmy Means — Jimmy Means Racing — No. 52 Pontiac

21. Stanley Smith — BS&S Motorsports — No. 49 Buick

22. Davey Allison — Robert Yates Racing — No. 28 Ford

23. Hut Stricklin — Bobby Allison Motorsports — No. 12 Buick

24. Mark Martin — Roush Racing — No. 6 Ford

25. Rick Wilson — Stavola Brothers Racing — No. 8 Buick

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26. Rusty Wallace — Penske Racing South — No. 2 Pontiac

27. Alan Kulwicki — Alan Kulwicki Racing — No. 7 Ford

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28. Derrike Cope — Whitcomb Racing — No. 10 Chevrolet

29. Joe Ruttman —  RahMoc Enterprises — No. 75 Oldsmobile

30. Jeff Purvis — Phoenix Racing — No. 51 Oldsmobile

31. Lake Speed — Cale Yarborough Motorsports — No. 66 Pontiac

32. Ernie Irvan — Morgan-McClure Motorsports — No. 4 Chevrolet

33. Kyle Petty — SABCO Racing — No. 42 Pontiac

34. Wally Dallenbach Jr. — Donlavey Racing — No. 90 Ford

35. Dale Jarrett — Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 Ford

36. Buddy Baker — Osterlund Motorsports — No. 88 Oldsmobile

37.  Terry Labonte — Hagan Enterprises — No. 94 Oldsmobile

38. Chad Little — Little Racing — No. 19 Ford

39. Greg Sacks — Close Racing — No. 47 Oldsmobile

40. Richard Petty — Petty Enterprises — No. 43 Pontiac

41. Larry Pearson — Larry Hedrick Motorsports — No. 41 Chevrolet

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