There are several well-known personalities in the racing world and Cars 2 is a prime space for them to make an appearance! Famous NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon is the latest to join the all-star cast, voicing the great American racecar Jeff Gorvette. Joining him is commentator Darrell Waltrip, who is reprising his role as the racing announcer Darrell Cartrip. Autoblog debuted a first look at the characters, and we have them for you to view here.
Jeff Gorvette (voiced by Jeff Gordon)
Jeff Gorvette is one of the greatest American racecars alive today. Donning the stars and stripes of his country’s flag, the #24 Corvette C6.R has proven his ability to succeed on the big ovals and the road courses of the Grand Touring Sports circuits. Having moved from his hometown of Vallejo, California to Indiana to be closer to the racing world, Gorvette’s ability to accelerate at such a young age has turned hoods wherever he competes. His championships and number of victories are unmatched, making him a respected competitor—and legitimate threat—at the World Grand Prix.
Darrell Cartrip (voiced by Darrell Waltrip)
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.
Having Gordon and Waltrip in the film is a nice nod to the racing community. Darrell Cartrip is likely to have a small role in the film, announcing the races, but it will be interesting to see the size of the role of Jeff Gorvette. Clearly he is an expert racer, and as a competitor in the World Grand Prix we will probably see his character fairly often.
Only about three months remain until Cars 2 hits theaters on June 24th!