Michael Waltrip
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Michael Waltrip

1963-04-30 (age 58)


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Promoted: Blink of an Eye, From Triumph to Tragedy premieres 9/12

Blink of an Eye: From Triumph to Tragedy is a sobering look inside the darkest day in NASCAR history from the perspective of Michael Waltrip.

Michael Waltrip explains decision to retire after 2017 Daytona 500

The 59th running of the Daytona 500 this weekend will mark Michael Waltrip's 30th appearance in the race and according to him, this will be his last.

NASCAR Roundtable - Daytona

NASCAR writers Lee Spencer, Jim Utter, News Manager Nick DeGroot along with NASCAR PR Manager Tim Southers will tackle questions each week. This week we're getting ready for the season opener Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

2017 Daytona 500 to be Michael Waltrip's final NASCAR race

Aaron’s will sponsor Michael Waltrip’s final NASCAR race — the 2017 Daytona 500.

Majority of Cup teams decide not to participate in Thursday practice

Only a handful of cars went out on track during Thursday's pre-Duel practice session with no pack forming.

Multi-car wreck mars Wednesday's final Cup practice

Wednesday night’s second Sprint Cup Series practice was marred by a multi-car accident that will send at least two teams to backup cars for Thursday night’s Cam-Am Duel races.

Michael Waltrip facing bittersweet Daytona 500 without MWR

Coming to Daytona this year must provoke mixed emotions for Michael Waltrip, who for the first time in a decade, will not be here as a team owner.

Looking back on Michael Waltrip Racing's short, but eventful existence

All the focus was on the Sprint Cup title fight at Homestead, but in the background of the title decider was the end of Michael Waltrip Racing.

Aaron's pulling out of the team side in 2016

When MWR shuts down at the end of the year, Aaron's will not continue on as a livery.

Kauffman buys into Chip Ganassi Racing

The Michael Waltrip Racing majority owner is moving elsewhere in the Cup garage, buying a stake in Chip Ganassi Racing.

Stenhouse tops speed charts in first Talladega practice

The No. 17 Ford leads Sprint Cup session with a lap of 200.780mph.

Michael Waltrip Racing recruits David Ragan

Currently subbing for the injured Kyle Busch, Ragan hopes to bring stability to embroiled MWR team.

Could MWR provide a temporary home for Erik Jones?

Co-owner Rob Kauffman hopes to "figure something out."

What's next for Erik Jones?

Certainly, Toyota wants to keep him in a Camry but there's no room on Joe Gibbs Racing's Cup roster.

Maxwell House signs with Michael Waltrip Racing

Iconic coffee sponsor returns to NASCAR, might be just the bump that Bowyer needs.

Coming Home: Chris Buescher improves his vantage point at Texas

From the stands to the cockpit, hard work pays off with Sprint Cup opportunity for Buescher.

Truex is ready to tackle Texas

Martin Truex Jr. is hoping for breakthrough win with Furniture Row Racing.

Buescher to drive the No. 34 Ford Sprint Cup car at Fontana

Chris Buescher will make his Cup debut at Auto Club Speedway.

Recurrence of blood clots sidelines Vickers

Brett Moffitt to sub in the No. 55 MWR Toyota

Vickers sidelined early at Phoenix

Contact with Jimmie Johnson sends the Michael Waltrip Racing driver to the garage on Lap 2.

Inspiration fuels Truex

Coming off of the worst year of his life, Martin Truex Jr. is rebounding in dramatic fashion with Furniture Row Racing.

Brian Vickers returns to racing

After missing the first two races of the season, Vickers is ready for his third comeback.

Brett Moffitt to pilot the No. 34 Ford at Las Vegas

Front Row Motorsports selects Moffitt to sub for the next three Cup races

DiBenedetto's Sprint Cup coming out party scheduled for Atlanta

BK Racing provides opportunity for another aspiring racer.

No license means no opportunity for Reutimann

Front Row Motorsports needed a replacement, but...

2015 Daytona 500 race results

Joey Logano has won the Daytona 500 for Team Penske.

Jeff Gordon wins the pole for his final Daytona 500

Jeff Gordon's time of 44.711 seconds (201.293 mph) was .035 seconds better than that of Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson.

Michael Waltrip Daytona 500 preview

MWR founder and co-owner Michael Waltrip will make his 28th start in the Great American Race.

Clint Bowyer promises to take more risks to win races

Sprint Cup runner-up of 2012 admits he needs to change his approach to win the title.

RCR names Daytona 500 crew chiefs for Ty Dillon and Brian Scott

Todd Parrott and Slugger Labbe will be back on the pit box for Speedweeks.

Martin Truex Jr. believes there are better days ahead

Furniture Row Racing settles into second season with Truex, reveal Visser Precision as associate sponsor.

What's next for the Race Team Alliance?

RTA Chairman Rob Kauffman says strength of NASCAR goes beyond team owner's bottom line.

Moffitt to sub for Vickers at Atlanta

Brian Vickers is set to return to the No. 55 at Las Vegas.

Is team franchising in NASCAR's future?

Ownership has its privileges, but the Race Team Alliance would like a bigger piece of the pie.

FOX Sports reveals its 2015 NASCAR lineup

Jeff Gordon added to booth sooner than expected, along with fellow champions Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski on Xfinity broadcasts.

Brian Vickers sidelined for the start of 2015 season

Michael Waltrip Racing cites "health issues" as cause for driver's absence.

JRM unveils 2015 crew chief lineup

Hendrick Motorsports veterans Dave Elenz and Jason Burdett bring their expertise to JR Motorsports

Borland named as VP of technology for Haas F1 team

Matt Borland will oversee the transfer of Formula One technology to Stewart-Haas Racing while providing Haas F1 Team with deep engineering resources.

Risk vs. Reward: Childers makes the right decision

Rodney Childers' leap of faith lands his first Sprint Cup Championship.

Chase Elliott and Matt Crafton eye championship trophies

The Camping World Truck and Nationwide seasons come to a close this weekend at Homestead

Top 10: Talladega wildest wrecks

If you're into Talladega famous "big one" crashes, this top 10 list is for you.

What's between your driver's hands?

Drivers weigh in after Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s wheel breaks at Dover.

Gordon wins at Dover for the first time since 2001

Jeff Gordon has earned his fourth win of the 2014 season.

RTA chairman Rob Kauffman calls NASCAR's 2015 changes "positive".

Race Team Alliance Chairman and Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman weighs in on NASCAR rule changes for 2015.

Beyond the bubble

Greg Biffle earns the final spot in the Chase while Clint Bowyer must wait until next year.

Spingate one year later: the anniversary MWR would prefer to forget

As Michael Waltrip Racing looks to regain its footing, its team owner is "Dancing with the Stars".

NASCAR's Michael Waltrip to compete on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Driver and team owner hopes to follow in Helio Castroneves' steps.

Only four drivers have ever raced their way into the Chase at Richmond

With the new Chase system, someone may very well become the fifth this weekend.

Jeff Gordon wins at Michigan after late-race duel with Logano

Jeff Gordon has scored his third victory of the 2014 season.

What happens next? Tony Stewart, and Stewart Haas Racing

There are so many questions that will be answered in the very short term for Tony Stewart and his entire race team.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. completes the sweep at Pocono

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won for the third time in 2014.

The ultlmate driver coach

Mark Martin is bringing his talent and experience back to Roush Fenway Racing.

Jeff Gordon wins the Brickyard 400 for a record-setting fifth time

Jeff Gordon passed Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne late in the race to win at the Brickyard.