Born: March 17, 1949
Hometown: Henryville, Indiana
Family: Single, 3 children
2013: Finished 14th in series driver points despite not starting in 6 races. Also fielded Chevrolets for his son Jason Basham in 2013. Finished a season-best 11th at Winchester Speedway.
2012: Finished 11th in series driver points. The recipient of ARCA's prestigious Marcum Award, Basham recovered from a devastating tornado in March that destroyed his downtown Henryville race shop...In a full schedule, he also made his 300th career ARCA start in 2012 at Lucas Oil Raceway.
2011: Finished 10th in series driver points, his best points finish since finishing seventh in driver points in 1976...Drove full season in his own No. 34 Chevrolet fielded by his own team, Darrell Basham Racing...Winner of the Spirit Award...Completed his 289th series start, just 11 starts shy of the 300 milestone.
2010: Finished 14th in series driver points...As he had done consistently since 2002, drove a full season in Chevrolets fielded by his own team, Darrell Basham Racing...Finished a season-best 11th at Toledo in May.
2009: Finished 12th in series driver points...Finished a season-best ninth at Daytona, on the lead lap.
2008: Finished 15th in series driver points...Finished a season-best 14th twice, at Daytona and at Salem in September.
OVERALL BIO: Finished career-best 7th in ARCA Racing Series driver points in 1976. Also finished 10th in 2011, 11th in '04, 12th in '09 & '05, 13th in '06, 14th in '03 & ‘10, 15th in '08, 15th in '02, 18th in '81 & 19th in '01. In 321 career starts since 1972, has 23 top-10 finishes including career-best 5th twice at Salem Speedway '74 and '75. Also finished 6th at Flat Rock Speedway '77, 7th at Kansas Speedway '05, 7th at Avilla '76, 7th at Lorain '78, 8th at Salem '73, 8th at Nashville Fairgrounds '79, 9th at Daytona '09, 9th at Daytona '76, 9th at Talladega Superspeedway '76, 9th at Salem '76, 9th at Nashville '77, 9th at Flat Rock '78, 9th at Avilla '78, 9th at Flat Rock '81, 9th at Baer Field '81, 10th at Toledo Speedway '09, 10th at Kansas '03, 10th at Salem '73, 10th at Louisville '76, 10th at Jeffersonville Sportsdrome '78. Also finished 11th at Toledo '10, 11th at Salem '04, 11th in career-first start at Louisville '72, 11th at Avilla '75, 11th at Tri County '76, 11th at Toledo '76, 11th at Flat Rock '79, 11th at Salem '97, 11th at Salem '01, 12th at DuQuoin mile-dirt '09, 12th at Salem '06, 12th at Nashville Superspeedway '01, 13th at Pocono Raceway & South Boston '04, 13th at Springfield mile-dirt, DuQuoin & Salem '03, 13th at Toledo '02, 14th at Winchester '12, 14th at Daytona & Salem '10, 14th at Pocono '05, 14th at Kentucky Speedway, Springfield & Lake Erie '04, 14th at Toledo '03, 14th at Atlanta, Chicagoland & South Boston '02, 15th at Toledo '08, 15th at Salem ‘10 and 15th at Gateway & Pocono ‘04. Darrell and son Jason Basham are the only father/son duo to finish in the top-20 driver points in same season (2009).