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Darrell Bryant is a retired NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver whose claim to fame was his two "top ten" finishes in addition to racing 2389 laps - for a distance of 2,489.9 miles (4,007.1 km).[1] Bryant has driver for Chevrolet, Dodge, Oldsmobile, and Mercury during his driving career.[2]

Darrell Bryant
Born (1940-10-06) October 6, 1940 (age 78)
Thomasville, North Carolina, United States
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
18 races run over 4 years
Best finish47th - 1976 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
First race1964 Volunteer 500 (Bristol International Speedway)
Last race1976 Southern 500 (Darlington Raceway)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0


His average start was 24th place while his average finish is 25th.[1] Earning only $14,075 in total race winnings ($61,971.15 when inflation is taken into effect), Bryant would not become one of the multimillionaires that are present in today's NASCAR.[1] Wade Younts, Curtis Crider, and Buddy Arrington were a few of the people who employed Darrell during his NASCAR Grand National Series career.[3] Bryant's ultimate retirement from motorsports as a driver came on September 6, 1976 when he finished an agonizing 40th place the 1976 Southern 500 in Darlington, South Carolina driving for former NASCAR team owner Cliff Stewart.[3]

He would later become a crew chief and lead drivers like Terry Labonte and Lake Speed to race victories during the 1980s.[4][5] Bryant's most recent NASCAR-related job was being the crew chief of the late Tony Roper during the 2000 NASCAR Busch Series season. After Roper died from a severe neck injury sustained from a racing crash in his No. 50 Chevrolet Monte Carlo machine, Bryant has never worked in NASCAR ever again.


  1. ^ a b c "Racing information of Darrell Bryant". Racing Reference. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  2. ^ "The racing career of Darrell Bryant — in detail". Driver Database. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  3. ^ a b "Racing information of Darrell Bryant". Ultimate Racing History. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  4. ^ "Darrell Bryant NASCAR Cup crew chief statistics by driver". Race-Database. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  5. ^ "NASCAR fuels father & son". HPE. Retrieved 2012-04-24.[permanent dead link]