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Michael Waltrip

Michael Waltrip, of Owensboro, Kentucky, is a race car driver for NASCAR. He is the younger brother of former driver Darrell Waltrip. He most recently drove the #15 NAPA Toyota Camry. Waltrip was the 1981 Kentucky Motor Speedway Mini-Modified Division champion, the 1983 NASCAR Dash Series champion, and won the Daytona 500 in 2001 and 2003.
Michael Waltrip, of Owensboro, Kentucky, is a race car driver for NASCAR. He is the younger brother of former driver Darrell Waltrip. He most recently drove the #15 NAPA Toyota Camry. Waltrip was the 1981 Kentucky Motor Speedway Mini-Modified Division champion, the 1983 NASCAR Dash Series champion, and won the Daytona 500 in 2001 and 2003. « Show less

Top Michael Waltrip Articles

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  • Racing tragedy could keep drivers from charging onto track

    Clint Elkins, co-owner of Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., said he has seen it happen hundreds of times: An angry driver exits his wrecked race car and storms onto the track to confront the offending driver, even as cars circle the track under...
  • Jefferson Hodges, Rev Racing bringing five drivers to Langley Speedway for K&N Pro Series East race

    Jefferson Hodges, Rev Racing bringing five drivers to Langley Speedway for K&N Pro Series East race
    HAMPTON — Rev Racing considers the K&N Pro Series East Visit Hampton 175, set for Saturday at Langley Speedway, as close to a home game as it will have this season. The reasons are numerous. Langley hosts the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine,...
  • Wednesday's multi-sport college and local roundup: ODU drops first-round thriller in Conference USA baseball tournament

    Colleges: Baseball: Conference USA: Old Dominion couldn't capitalize on a bases-loaded opportunity in the top of the ninth inning and lost 3-2 to Middle Tennessee State (31-25) in the first round of the Conference USA tournament in Hattiesburg, Miss....
  • It's Junior day at Daytona 500

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It took nearly 10 hours to complete the Daytona 500 on Sunday and for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to complete his 10-year bid to return to Daytona's Victory Lane. Earnhardt held off Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski on a restart with...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins rain-delayed Daytona 500

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins rain-delayed Daytona 500
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. held off Denny Hamlin and Jeff Gordon to win the Daytona 500 on Sunday night after a rain delay of nearly 6 1/2 hours. It was the second Daytona 500 victory for perhaps NASCAR's most popular driver; his...
  • It's the season of switching teams for several NASCAR drivers

    A new NASCAR season is only a few weeks away, with some of the sport's top drivers switching teams in hopes of winning a Sprint Cup title. They include veterans Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman, and they'll start getting ready for the season...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Pac-Men

    The Backstretch Blog: Pac-Men
    It's time for NASCAR to head to Talladega, the "Chase Wild Card." Yes they run in a big huge pack, and yes the racing will have you on the edge of your seat waiting for the big wreck. Though I would contend, for the top drivers in the sport, it really...
  • Vickers to miss rest of season with blood clot

    Vickers to miss rest of season with blood clot
    Brian Vickers will miss the rest of the NASCAR season because of a blood clot in his right calf.     The clot was found after a Monday examination. He was placed on blood-thinning medication that will prevent him from racing. Vickers missed 25 races in...
  • Mark Martin to drive No. 11 JGR Toyota while Denny Hamlin heals

    Mark Martin to drive No. 11 JGR Toyota while Denny Hamlin heals
    Joe Gibbs Racing has chosen veteran Mark Martin to sub for Denny Hamlin in the No. 11 Toyota Camry while Hamlin recovers from a compression fracture of the first lumbar vertebra, the team announced Thursday afternoon. Hamlin's injury, sustained Sunday...
  • Kyle Busch may be winning the race to maturity

    Kyle Busch may be winning the race to maturity
    INDIANAPOLIS — Kyle Busch would like to tell you he's going to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup title this year, but he can't. "It boils down to having things go your way in the Chase," he said, referring to NASCAR's 10-race championship playoff that...
  • The Backstretch Blog: May I take your order?

    Okay let's just cut to the chase, did Michael Waltrip racing and Kansas native Clint Bowyer, use team orders to get teammate Martin Truex, Jr into the chase? First lets look at the evidence. There is the spin. The audio from Bowyer's scanner on Saturday...
  • Ryan Newman adds to flurry of NASCAR drivers changing teams

    Ryan Newman adds to flurry of NASCAR drivers changing teams
    The NASCAR team Richard Childress Racing said Monday it signed Ryan Newman to drive its No. 31 Chevrolet next year in the Sprint Cup Series. Newman currently drives the No. 39 Chevy for Stewart-Haas Racing but was not re-signed by that team for 2014....