Mark Martin

Waltrip gearing up to rewrite history

Michael Waltrip will make a historic run in this year's Daytona 500.

He will make his 75th start on the fabled superspeedway — the most of any driver — on Feb. 26. He will drive the No. 40 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota for Aaron Racing.

"When I was a kid thinking about Daytona, I never dreamed I would start more NASCAR races there than anyone," Waltrip, 48, said. "That's amazing."

Hopefully, Waltrip will bring plenty of 5-Hour Energy — one of his sponsors — down to Daytona.

Waltrip will also race the No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota in the Budweiser Shootout on Saturday, run point for the three Sprint Cup teams at Michael Waltrip...