Thursday, May 23, 2019

Wally Dallenbach Jr Born In Basalt, Colorado - May 23, 1963

May 23, 1963
Wally Dallenbach Jr
Born in Basalt, Colorado, USA.
He competed in 226 Winston Cup races from 1991 to 2001 and had 23 top 10 finishes. The son of open wheel racer and former CART chief steward, Wally Dallenbach Sr., Wally Jr. is also a road racer. Aside from NASCAR, Dallenbach has raced in IMSA Camel GT, CART, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and was the SCCA Trans-Am series champion in 1985 & 1986. He has four class wins at 24 Hours of Daytona and three class wins at 12 Hours of Sebring.

Largely retired from full-time driving, Dallenbach was a race commentator for NBC Sports and Turner Sports. His primary responsibilities are for TNT's NASCAR coverage, a position he had held since 2001, and NBC Sports Network's IndyCar Series coverage, which he has been a part of since NBC was bought by Comcast in 2010 until 2014. Dallenbach worked with Adam Alexander and Kyle Petty on TNT and with Leigh Diffey and Jon Beekhuis on NBC Sports Network. In 2015 Dallenbach joined Fox NASCAR on NASCAR Race Hub.

He has since run Daytona Prototypes with his brother Paul at the 24 Hours of Daytona and in 2006, won the open wheel division at the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb with Paul finishing right behind in 2nd. On September 22, 2014, Dallenbach announced he would return to Trans-Am for the season finale at Daytona in the TA2 class, stating the "broadcasting phase of my life is over".

1 comment:

  1. Actually Wally Sr was living in East Brunswick, NJ in the early 1960’s