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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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  • Waltrip tries to keep Truex after Richmond scandal

    Waltrip tries to keep Truex after Richmond scandal
    Michael Waltrip says he is willing to let driver Martin Truex Jr. leave for another team if Michael Waltrip Racing is unable to find sponsorship for the 2014 season.     NAPA Auto Parts will end its multimillion-dollar sponsorship of MWR at the end of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NASCAR on FOX 2013 schedule

     
    NASCAR on FOX 2013 schedule begins Saturday, Feb. 16, with the non-points Sprint Unlimited and includes the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 24. FOX airs the first 13 Sprint Cup points races of the season. FREE NASCAR schedule 2013 printable version ALSO SEE:...
  • Bowyer, 15 other teams fail Daytona inspection

    Bowyer, 15 other teams fail Daytona inspection
    Sixteen cars failed inspection before Thursday's Sprint Cup practice at Daytona International Speedway.     NASCAR confiscated the teams' roof flaps, which are designed to keep cars on the ground during spins and wrecks at high speeds, for further...
  • Busch and Kenseth sweep Daytona front row for JGR; Bowyer will start third

    Busch and Kenseth sweep Daytona front row for JGR; Bowyer will start third
    Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth swept the front row for Saturday night's race at Daytona International Speedway.     Busch turned a lap at 193.723 mph in Friday qualifying to win the pole. Kenseth was second at 193.299.     Clint...
  • Matt Every leads Greenbrier Classic; Phil Mickelson misses cut

    Matt Every shot an eight-under 62 on Friday for a one-stroke lead over five other players midway through the Greenbrier Classic at White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Every is at nine under for the tournament, one stroke in front of Russell Henley (65), Bill...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Plate races, AKA The NASCAR Draft

    The Backstretch Blog: Plate races, AKA The NASCAR Draft
    And you thought NASCAR didn't have a draft. Oh sure at Daytona and Talladega there is drafting, but restictor plate racing is also as close to a draft as we get in NASCAR. How you might ask? Because speed, horse power, driving have very little to do...
  • Langley Speedway Fan Club small, but effective

    Langley Speedway Fan Club small, but effective
    HAMPTON — When legendary Langley Speedway spotter K.P. "Hook" Harrell died unexpectedly in June with no life insurance, friends like Greg Edwards and Wayne Wyatt acted very quickly to arrange and finance the funeral. They received ample assistance...
  • Bowyer is 5th, his teammate Truex wins at Sonoma

    Bowyer is 5th, his teammate Truex wins at Sonoma
    For Martin Truex Jr., a welcome oasis called Sonoma Raceway at long last ended one of the longest droughts in NASCAR racing. With a convincing victory in Sunday’s Toyota Save Mart 350, Truex ended a winless streak of 218 races dating to June 4,...
  • Racer from Hoxie earns chance of a lifetime

    Racer from Hoxie earns chance of a lifetime
    As Chris Heim continues to race and win on the short tracks of Western Kansas, he dreams of something more. "My goal is to get as far as I possibly can you know," Heim said. "Everybody's goal has got to be NASCAR I'd think. But it's hard to get there....