Owensboro Hall-of-Famer Michael Waltrip has announced that he will, fittingly, wrap up his legendary NASCAR career after Sunday's Daytona 500, a race he won in 2001 and 2003.

Speaking with media members Wednesday, ESPN reports, Waltrip said that he felt it would be "cool" to make his 30th appearance in NASCAR's premiere event his last.

When asked why he wouldn't simply leave open the possibility of racing again, Waltrip mentioned how badly the 2016 Daytona 500 went for him and his team.

That 30th-place was not how he wanted to end things, which makes you wonder if he was considering retirement THEN.

A subsequent 12th-place performance at Talladega lit a fire and made him want to wrap things up with a competitive Sunday in Daytona.

Let's see if Waltrip can go out the way he wants.