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View Poll Results: How do you evaluate the Waltrip Brothers
Darrell is Good for NASCAR 10 76.92%
Michael is Good for NASCAR 9 69.23%
They Both Embarrass NASCAR Fans 2 15.38%
Michael is Bad for NASCAR 2 15.38%
Darrell is Bad forNASCAR 1 7.69%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-27-2016, 12:11 PM
 
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The Waltrips are a family that is either liked or disliked in most cases.

We have a good sample of NASCAR fans in here so this might be interesting.
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Old 12-27-2016, 03:09 PM
 
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i happen to like them both.
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Old 12-27-2016, 03:16 PM
 
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i happen to like them both.
You can click off that you like them both. It accepts multiple votes.
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Old 12-27-2016, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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I don't mind DW. He's a bit of a cornball, but he has skins on the wall.

Mikey, OTOH, is like fingernails on a chalkboard. Gets way more credit than he deserves because of his 2 Daytona 500 wins. Is a yuck monkey when the cameras are rolling but when they're off he has a reputation of being an unlikable, arrogant jackass.
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Old 12-27-2016, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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If i had to choose, i would obviously take DW over Mikey.. I don't mind Mikey too much but his antics seem too scripted at times.. DW is just classic NASCAR, hard to NOT like him..
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Old 12-27-2016, 03:35 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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They are both OK but they both suck up to NASCAR and will not criticize, especially Michael.

I like the way Kyle Petty goes after NASCAR. Not afraid of Brian France, maybe because his father is the King.
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Old 12-27-2016, 07:19 PM
 
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They are both OK but they both suck up to NASCAR and will not criticize, especially Michael.

I like the way Kyle Petty goes after NASCAR. Not afraid of Brian France, maybe because his father is the King.
its good to be the prince isnt it?
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Old 12-28-2016, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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I think they've both been good for nascar. Likable or not they both promote the sport and keep it positive. I liked Michael a lot more when he was on Speed doing the show with Schrader then now. He's a moron on TV now, always 'on'. It's fake and over-the-top and obviously so. DW's shtick gets a bit old but having Gordon in the booth has helped. DW as a driver definitely was good for nascar. He had a big mouth and backed it up. People love that and love to hate that, either way it generates emotion and interest.
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Old 01-02-2017, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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DW was my driver from the DiGard days right up until the sad ending of his career at DarWal Racing. He was mouthy, but he backed it up on the track. He also never "crossed the line" of blatant disrespect and contempt for the sport (ala Kyle Busch).

However, after the first few seasons in the Fox booth, he became Hollywood and lost me. So, there are good memories and not so good memories with him.

Michael was a puzzle from the get-go. How he could have a winless career for so long and then step into the DEI machine and score plate wins was inconceivable. But good on him. He does come across as over the top on TV and I guess that is his schtick.

I was mad at him for leaving DEi and taking NAPA, especially when his company started with the jet fuel allegations. MWR made some stupid moves that eventually tanked the company. That was a shame to see.

But again, good on him for doing what he did in the sport.
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Old 01-03-2017, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Gray Court, SC
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Both of them are a joke IMO.
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