Del Worsham is an NHRA Mello Yello professional funny car driver. He was born on February 11, 1970 in Whittier, California. His father Chuck Worsham worked on a alcohol funny car team when Del was young, enabling him to spend time at the racetrack. He even earned the nickname "Washrag," due to him being the dirtiest kid at the track. He discovered at a young age that he wanted to be a drag racer when he grew up, and he dedicated his life to preparing for it. He made his professional driving debut at the World Finals in Pomona in 1990 at only 20 years old. In Atlanta 1991, Del won his first race and still remains the youngest nitro funny car winner at 21 years and 3 months old and was later named the 1991 Rookie of the Year. After years of racing with on and off sponsors, Checker Shuck's Kragen Auto Parts was named Worsham's primary sponsor in 1997. He would go on to race with them until 2008, when he joined Al-Anabi Racing. After making the switch to Top Fuel in 2011, Worsham won his first NHRA Full Throttle World Championship. He stepped down from driving and took a year off to work as a crew chief for Alexis DeJoria and Kalitta Motorsports. Just a year later, he returned to the driver's seat to pilot the DHL Toyota Camry funny car. In 2015, he won his second Mello Yello World Championship, this time in funny car, and became one of three drag racers to ever win a championship in both nitro classes. At the end of the 2016 season he decided it was time to go back to his roots and reunite with his father to own his own team again. He currently drives the Lucas Oil sponsored Toyota Camry.

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