Reigning NHRA Full Throttle Top Fuel champion Del Worsham has been nominated in the Best Driver category for the prestigious ESPY Awards.
In 2011, Worsham raced to eight victories as a Top Fuel driver for the Al-Anabi Racing team en route to his first NHRA Full Throttle Top Fuel championship.
Having accomplished his career goal, Worsham announced his retirement as a Top Fuel driver a week later and was named crew chief of the Kalitta Motorsports Tequila Patron Toyota Camry Funny Car team with driver Alexis DeJoria.
“I’m so honored to be nominated with this award,” Worsham said. “I appreciate all the years of fan support and look forward to many more successful years in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.”
The ESPYs, an award show hosted by ESPN, is a celebration of the best sports stories of the previous year, leading fans through the year's best plays, biggest upsets, and most outstanding performances across all sports. The 2012 ESPYs will be hosted by actor/comedian Rob Riggle and will take place Wednesday, July 11, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, airing live on ESPN/ESPNHD at 9 p.m. ET.
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