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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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  • Clint Bowyer to run the Rolex 24 at Daytona

    Clint Bowyer to run the Rolex 24 at Daytona
    Michael Waltrip Racing owners Rob Kauffman and Michael Waltrip announced today they will race in the 51st annual Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 26-27. Joining the pair behind the wheel of the Grand Am version of the Ferrari 458 GT that will test in Daytona...
  • The Backstretch Blog: The 2012 Backstretchies

    The Backstretch Blog: The 2012 Backstretchies
    There are plenty of postseason awards in NASCAR, so I figure why not add my two cents worth.  But you know me, I can't just give out the "best driver" or "comeback awards", that is boring. So with out further ado, time to give out the "Backstretchies."...
  • Keselowski wins NASCAR title, Bowyer second in year end standings

    Keselowski wins NASCAR title, Bowyer second in year end standings
    Brad Keselowski has won his first NASCAR championship.     The 28-year-old Detroit native clinched the Sprint Cup title Sunday when fellow title contender Jimmie Johnson pulled out of the season finale because of a parts failure. The championship is...
  • Kenseth wins at Talladega, Bowyer caught in "the big one"

    Kenseth wins at Talladega, Bowyer caught in "the big one"
    Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth won Sunday at Talladega Superpeedway, where a last-lap crash turned defending NASCAR champion Tony Stewart upside down.     Stewart was leading the final lap but had no drafting partner as the field closed in on him. He...
  • Truex, NAPA sign on for another 3 years with MWR

    Truex, NAPA sign on for another 3 years with MWR
    Martin Truex and primary sponsor NAPA have agreed to a three-year contract extension with Michael Waltrip Racing. The team has made dramatic improvement this season, going into Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway fifth in the Sprint Cup standings and...
  • 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...
  • Travel Channel’s ‘Sand Masters’ dangles Daytona 500 prize

     
    “Sand Masters” shares its visit to Daytona International Speedway in an episode that premieres at 10 p.m. Sunday on Travel Channel. The series follows sand masons who deliver astonishing works of art. Daytona 500 champ Michael Waltrip...
  • The Backstretch Blog: A Change Could do you Good

    The Backstretch Blog: A Change Could do you Good
    For the first time since joining a new team in the off season, Kansas native Clint Boywer found his way to victory lane. It has only been a little less than a year since Bowyer's last victory. Yet, there is no doubt moving to Michael Waltrip Racing was...
  • Martin wins pole at Dover International Speedway

    Martin wins pole at Dover International Speedway
    Mark Martin turned a lap of 158.297 mph on Saturday to win the pole at Dover International Speedway. The 53-year-old Martin now has 54 career Sprint Cup poles. He has three poles this season in 10 races while racing a limited schedule for Michael Waltrip...
  • NASCAR’s Clint Bowyer to honor Crimson Tide with car, helmet

     
    NASCAR's Clint Bowyer to honor Crimson Tide with car, helmet...
  • Denny Hamlin Sneaks In, Grabs Kansas Victory

    Denny Hamlin Sneaks In, Grabs Kansas Victory
    — Michael Waltrip Racing has boosted its position in the Sprint Cup points standings, but when actual victories are factored in, Toyota's success still begins and ends with Joe Gibbs Racing. In 2012, that's Denny Hamlin. Hamlin, who won at...
  • Denny Hamlin wins pole at Auto Club Speedway

    Denny Hamlin wins pole at Auto Club Speedway
    Denny Hamlin has won the pole at Auto Club Speedway, with teammate Kyle Busch joining him in the top two spots for Sunday's race. Hamlin turned a lap of 186.403 mph in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota during Friday's qualifying session, running low on the...