WWS: Michael Waltrip to compete Las Vegas event

LAS VEGAS - NASCAR Winston Cup veteran Michael Waltrip has committed to compete in the Feb. 28 NAPA Auto Parts 300 NASCAR Winston West Series event at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Waltrip, who drives the NAPA Chevrolet for Dale ...

LAS VEGAS - NASCAR Winston Cup veteran Michael Waltrip has committed to compete in the Feb. 28 NAPA Auto Parts 300 NASCAR Winston West Series event at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Waltrip, who drives the NAPA Chevrolet for Dale Earnhardt in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, will make his first NASCAR Winston West starts since he won at Pikes Peak in July of 1996.

Waltrip will be driving a car prepared by Orleans Racing and will be a teammate of defending series champion Brendan Gaughan and NASCAR veteran Herschel McGriff.

"It's going to be a lot of fun," Waltrip said. "It's been a while since I raced on one of those short tracks."

Waltrip and Gaughan are scheduled to compete in both the NAPA Auto Parts 300 and the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 NASCAR Winston Cup event on Sunday, March 4. As part of The Venetian Challenge, they both will be eligible for a special bonus from The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino. If either driver places in the top three in both races they will receive a three-day stay in The Venetian's penthouse suite and their wife or significant other will receive a $20,000 shopping spree in The Grand Canal Shoppes.

The NAPA 300 will begin at 7 p.m. on Feb. 28. A 20-lap Legends Car feature and a 30-lap Grand American Modified race will precede the main event.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Michael Waltrip , Brendan Gaughan