He takes responsibility about his ‘frozen state’ and its effect on the marriage and how he had ‘sabotaged’ it.
Despite him admitting to Buffy about his issues, they had already become too distant from each other; and though she soon moved out with their daughter, the couple continue to remain friends.
His two other siblings are Glenn Jarrett (the older brother who is also is a former NASCAR driver) and Patti, his younger sister.
As a child, Dale would spend most of his time travelling all across the Southern United States to attend his father's races.
He last raced in the 2017 Daytona 500, driving the No. According to his autobiography In the Blink of An Eye, Waltrip's career started at age 15.
When he was 15 he phoned his older brother Darrell Waltrip, who was out racing in the 1978 Daytona 500 and asked Darrell to help him build a career in NASCAR.
Waltrip is a two-time winner of the Daytona 500, having won the race in 20.
In 2011, when Michael Waltrip, finally sat down to introspect on a 2001 key race of his, where his mentor, Dale Earnhardt had died; he realized how his resultant personal trauma had affected him and his marriage.
Michael Curtis Waltrip (born April 30, 1963) is a retired American professional stock car racing driver, racing commentator, and published author.
He is the younger brother of three-time NASCAR champion and racing commentator Darrell Waltrip.
He has been in two celebrity relationships averaging approximately 9.5 years each.
You probably heard her name before, Elizabeth Franks was married for 17 years to race car driver Michael Waltrip before the couple decided to call it quits in 2010. Elizabeth Buffy Franks was born on April 5, 1967 in Louisiana.