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Mother of Darrell and Michael Waltrip passes away at 90

NASCAR - Nextel Series - Coca-Cola 600 Press Conference - May 27, 2006

Michael Waltrip and Darrel Waltrip during a press conference unveiling the car that Darrell will drive at NASCAR NEXTEL Cup series race in Martinsville. The brothers talked to the media at the Coca-Cola 600 May 26, 2006 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina (Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)


Margaret Waltrip, the mother of former NASCAR drivers Darrell and Michael Waltrip, died Wednesday morning at the age of 90, the brothers announced on Twitter.

Michael Waltrip said his mother passed away “peacefully in her bed with family by her side.”

Margaret Waltrip had five children, Darrell, Michael, Connie, Carolyn and the late Bobby Waltrip, who died in 2014.

Leroy Waltrip, Margaret’s husband, died in 2000 at 76 after a three-year battle with cancer.

Below are the Waltrip brothers’ statements on Twitter.

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