In Cars: The Video Game, Darrell appears as a playable character during the Piston Cup races in arcade mode and is unlocked by default. His stats are 5 for speed, 4 for acceleration, 3 for handling and 4 for stability.
During story mode, Darrell is the announcer for the Piston Cup races, making remarks about the various racers.
In Cars: Fast as Lightning, both Darrell and Bob Cutlass make cameo appearances on each racer's track. They are seen in the skybox up in the bleachers, supposedly commentating the races that happen.
In Cars 3, Darrell is still the announcer during the 2017 Piston Cup season. As McQueen starts to crash, Cartrip comments that he is noticeably "fading".
Darrell is based on a 1977 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, which Darrell Waltrip used that year. He is painted in chrome, with a flame design on his front heading up through his hood. He has yellow headlights, a black grille and chrome rims surrounded by the usual black tire threads. He has his old racing number "17" painted in yellow on his side as well as his roof.
Personality and traits
Darrell is fun and comedic, parallel to Bob Cutlass' sophisticated and serious racing style.
Powers and abilities
Darrell's sense of humor and knowledge of racing makes him one of the best racing announcers ever, alongside other big names such as Brent Mustangburger and David Hobbscap. He was also once a Piston Cup champion, known for his great racing talents.
"A southern gentleman and ex-Piston Cup champion, DC knows what it takes to win. He's in the booth with Bob Cutlass for every major Cup event, calling the play-by-play and adding humor and personality to the commentary. But when the flag drops, he's all business, that is until he shouts his signature, "Boogity, Boogity, Boogity! Let's go racing boys!!"
Cars: The Video Game
"Darrell Cartrip is a legendary multi-Piston Cup champion turned beloved racing announcer. The Kentucky-born #17 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is known for his wild color commentary, delighting Piston Cup fans with his humor, charisma and signature catch phrases—"Boogity, Boogity, Boogity! Let's go racin' boys!" He’s spent years on the track, in the pits and in the grease, and he’ll tell you all about it. This American Southern gentleman knows what it takes to win, and plans to bring that fervent expertise to calling the World Grand Prix."
"Bob, my oil pressure's through the roof right now. If this gets any more exciting, they're gonna have to tow me out of the booth!" - Cars
"He's been Dinoco's golden boy for years! Can he win them one last Piston Cup?" - Cars
"This is amazing!" - Cars
"Alright! We can take 'em." - Cars: The Video Game
"C'mon, let's get in there." - Cars: The Video Game
"McQueen is fading! Fading fast!" - Cars 3
Names in other languages
Darrell is based on the real life NASCAR Champion driver Darrell Waltrip who currently works as a television race commentator for Fox Broadcasting and Speed TV.
Darrell's die-cast is light gray. This differs from his appearance in the films, where he is of a solid blue color tone.
The back of the the die-cast toy reads DWstore.com which is a real website selling Darrell Waltrip-related merchandise such as T-shirts. Surprisingly enough, the inscription is visible on Darrell Cartrip himself in Cars 2, despite it being a real-world reference to Darrell Waltrip.
Darrell Cartrip doesn't know Mater in Cars 2, even though he does in Cars: The Video Game.