Michael Waltrip profile

MICHAEL WALTRIP Born: Ownesboro, Ky. Resides: Lake Norman, N.C. D.O.B.: 4/30/63 Spouse: Elizabeth "Buffy" Drives Pennzoil-sponsored Pontiac Grand prix owned by Chuck Rider... Started racing in 1981, Kentucky Motor Speedway ...

MICHAEL WALTRIP

Born:  Ownesboro, Ky.
Resides:  Lake Norman, N.C.
D.O.B.:  4/30/63
Spouse:  Elizabeth "Buffy"

Drives Pennzoil-sponsored Pontiac Grand prix owned by Chuck Rider... Started racing in 1981, Kentucky Motor Speedway track champion in mini-modified division... NASCAR Dash Series champion in'83, that series' Most Popular Driver in '83 and '84... 268 Winston Cup starts, 2 poles, and $3,296,523 in career winnings... First pole came in 160th attempt, 1991 Budweiser 500 at dover... Made Winston Cup debut in 1985 with Dick Bahre in World 600 at Charlotte... Best career finish is second, 1988 Miller 500 at Pocono... Seven Busch Grand National victories... Won Winston Open in 1991 and '92... Career-best 12th in 1994 Winston Cup point standings, winning $706,426... Best finish of '94 was 3rd place at spring Talladega event.

Lived with Richard and Kyle Petty in different stints when he first moved to North Carolina... Inspired by his brother, Darrell... In spare time, he plays basketball, golf and enjoys boating on Lake Norman... Owns a 1981 Beechcraft Baron, 1973 Cadillac Eldorado convertible and a yellow 1989 Harley Davidson softale custom.

WINSTON CUP VICTORIES; None

SOURCE: 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Media Guide

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Kyle Petty