Articles tagged ‘Michael Waltrip’

Mar 20

No Timetable Set For Brian Vickers Return

Brian Vickers, driver of the #55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, sits in his car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on October 31, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images FONTANA, Calif. – Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Michael Waltrip set no timetable for driver Brian Vickers’ return to Sprint Cup Series competition after being sidelined Friday again by blood clots. Vickers who missed the first two races of the season after corrective heart surgery last December is currently in Los Angeles under the care of his doctors, where he’s already begun treatment. "We're here to talk about Brian Vickers,” said Waltrip addressing the media at Auto Club Speedway Friday morning. “He unfortunately had another episode with clotting last evening and he is going to miss the race this weekend. It's Blood Clot Awareness Month and Brian was here on behalf of our partner Janssen to talk about the importance of recognizing the ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Auto Club 400 Q&A with Michael Waltrip & Ty Norris on Brian Vickers

Michael Waltrip(left), co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, and Ty Norris, Executive Vice President of Business Development and General Manager of Michael Waltrip Racing, answer questions from the media prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 20, 2015 in Fontana, California. Waltrip announced that Brian Vickers will not participate in this weekend's events due to blood clotting in the body. - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images MICHAEL WALTRIP, co-owner, Michael Waltrip Racing Why will Brian Vickers miss the Auto Club Speedway race? "We're here to talk about Brian Vickers. He unfortunately had another episode with clotting last evening and he is going to miss the race this weekend. ... FULL STORY »

Medically, Brian Vickers’ Been Here Before

NSCS Driver Brian Vickers (Aaron's) - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images FONTANA, Calif. --- Brian Vickers was just looking to find his groove after returning to the race car two weeks ago at Las Vegas. Considering what the last two seasons had been like for him, and surgery in ... FULL STORY »

Brian Vickers Sidelined; Brett Moffitt To Drive No. 55 At Auto Club Speedway

2015 NSCS Driver Brian Vickers - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images CORNELIUS, N.C. – Brett Moffitt will drive Michael Waltrip Racing’s No. 55 Toyota in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. The team’s regular driver Brian Vickers informed MWR he has experienced a reoccurrence of ... FULL STORY »

Tony Stewart Eliminated From Daytona 500 Win After Early Crash

Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, Ryan Blaney, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, and Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, are involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner / Getty Images) DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – One of the sentimental favorites to win Sunday’s coveted Daytona 500 was eliminated in Lap 41 crash in “The Great American Race.” "As long as we were two wide, then when it got three wide that particular ... FULL STORY »

Michael Waltrip 2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Race Preview

NASCAR team owner Michael Waltrip speaks to the media during the 2015 NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 12, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images CORNELIUS, N.C. — The No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine team at Michael Waltrip Racing will wait until the third race of the season before its regular driver Brian Vickers climbs behind the wheel of the team’s Toyota Camry. As Vickers recovers ... FULL STORY »

Daytona Bound: Michael Waltrip

Michael Waltrip , driver of the #55 Aaron's Dream Machine - Alabama National Championship Toyota - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images With Brian Vickers sidelined from the No. 55 Aaron’s Toyota for the first two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races of the season while recovering from heart surgery, owner Michael Waltrip will once again exhibit his restrictor-plate racing prowess in the ... FULL STORY »

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Clint Bowyer senses newfound optimism at Michael Waltrip Racing
Posted 01.27.15
CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Clint Bowyer didn’t mince words. “There’s no reason to sugar-coat it — we sucked,” Bowyer said Tuesday with the no-nonsense frankness that has endeared him to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series fans. True enough, Michael Waltrip Racing’s performance as an organization was substandard in 2014. MWR failed to win a race ...FULL STORY »
Rob Kauffman, left, drivers Clint Bowyer and Brian Vickers and team owner Michael Waltrip, right, speak to the media during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour at the Charlotte Convention Center on January 27, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Bob Leverone/Getty Images
2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Media Tour: Michael Waltrip Racing Q&A
Posted 01.27.15
CLINT BOWYER, No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing How do you transition from a disappointing season to a new year? "Looking at last year, it was frustrating.  We worked really hard -- there was a lot of dedication in the last year -- and it was so frustrating, because ...FULL STORY »
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Michael Waltrip 2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Race Preview
Posted 10.15.14
CORNELIUS, N.C. —  Two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip’s hardest hit in life came when his sister called to tell him their mother, Margaret Waltrip, had suffered a major stoke due to arterial fibrillation (AFib.) The stroke left Margaret partially paralyzed. Her mobility continued to deteriorate until she was confined to ...FULL STORY »
Christian PaHud Wins Toyota / NAPA AUTO PARTS 150 at All-American (Calif.) Speedway
Christian PaHud Scores Win In Series Debut At Roseville
Posted 10.13.14
Four BMR Drivers Finish In Top 10 At All American Speedway ROSEVILLE, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2014) – Christian PaHud made the most of his debut in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, winning the Toyota / NAPA AUTO PARTS 150 at All American Speedway on Saturday. PaHud, who also won ...FULL STORY »
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Pressure On Bill McAnally Racing Drivers At All American Speedway
Posted 10.07.14
K&N West Returns To Northern California Short Track ROSEVILLE, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2014) – Bill McAnally Racing drivers know the pressure will be on them when the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West visits All American Speedway on Saturday for the Toyota/NAPA AUTO PARTS 150. The third-mile oval in Roseville, ...FULL STORY »
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2014 NSCS 400 Q&A with Michael Waltrip
Posted 09.12.14
MICHAEL WALTRIP, Co-Owner, Michael Waltrip Racing Why is so important to you? “My mom unfortunately suffered a stroke 25 years ago due to AFib (Atrial fibrillation) and September is national AFib Awareness Month and Michael Waltrip Racing has partnered with Janssen Pharmaceuticals to raise awareness of AFib -- 2.7 million people ...FULL STORY »
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NASCAR driver to compete on “Dancing with the Stars”
Posted 09.02.14
NASCAR will have representation on the ABC hit show “Dancing with the Stars”. The New York Daily News reports that Michael Waltrip will compete when the season 19 cast is announced. Waltrip is a two-time Daytona 500 champion and currently part owner of Michael Waltrip Racing in the NASCAR Sprint ...FULL STORY »
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Two-Time Daytona 500 Champion Michael Waltrip To Drive No. 66 Royal Teak Collection Toyota Saturday Night At Daytona
Posted 07.01.14
Monroe, N.C. (7-1-14) announced today two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip will be race the No. 66 Royal Teak Collection Toyota in Saturday night’s 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway. Royal Teak owner Claus Villebro said, “The veteran driver gives the Jay Robinson Racing team one of its ...FULL STORY »
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Michael Waltrip Racing To Visit Goodwood Festival of Speed in England
Posted 06.27.14
CORNELIUS, N.C. – Michael Waltrip Racing co-owners Michael Waltrip and Rob Kauffman are once again venturing across the Atlantic Ocean to share the sport of NASCAR in front of 150,000 global motorsports enthusiasts at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. Waltrip will drive a No. 15 PEAK Toyota NASCAR Sprint ...FULL STORY »

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