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May 22
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Jeff Gordon To FOX Booth For 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season

Jeff Gordon (center) in the Booth with Alex Alexander (left) and Michael Waltrip (right) for FOX Sports Jeff Gordon will join FOX NASCAR full time in 2016 as an analyst for FOX’s 16th year of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series coverage, the network announced on Thursday. Gordon will join play-by-play announcer Mike Joy and analyst Darrell Waltrip in the booth for the network’s race broadcasts. Chris Myers will continue to host FOX Sports’ coverage alongside analysts Larry McReynolds (who leaves the booth for this role) and Michael Waltrip. “NASCAR has provided me so many incredible memories, experiences and opportunities throughout my 23 years as a driver, and I can’t wait to start a new chapter in racing with this new relationship with FOX and to be in the booth with Mike and Darrell,” said Gordon, who has agreed to ... FULL STORY »

Michael Waltrip Racing to Hold Fan Fest on May 20

Michael Waltrip Racing Logo CORNELIUS, N.C. — Michael Waltrip Racing will hold its annual Fan Fest at its Cornelius, N.C. race shop on Wed. May 20, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fans may tour the shop, get autographs from MWR drivers, shop in the team store, watch ... FULL STORY »

Shaky Run For Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, speaks with the media in the garage area after being involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 29, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s second practice session was cut short Friday afternoon when the No. 88 Chevrolet had vibration problems. Or, as he noted on his radio, “There was a little bloop or something.” His shifter broke during last month’s race at ... FULL STORY »

Michael Waltrip 2015 NSCS GEICO 500 Race Preview

NASCAR Driver Michael Waltrip - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images CORNELIUS, N.C.  —  No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Michael Waltrip heads to Talladega Superspeedway for his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of 2015. The two-time Daytona 500 champion owns 779 Sprint Cup starts and finished 26th driving the No. ... FULL STORY »

Michael Waltrip to Drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine at Talladega

Michael Waltrip, driver of the #55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, produces a television segment on the grid prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images CORNELIUS, N.C. – Two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Talladega Superspeedway on May 3. Waltrip, founder and co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, replaces 22-year-old ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Duck Commander 500 Q&A with Michael Waltrip and Clint Bowyer

Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota, left, and team owner Michael Waltrip speak at a press conference prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 10, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images MICHAEL WALTRIP, owner, Michael Waltrip Racing Are you excited to know you're going to race the 2016 Daytona 500 with Maxwell House on your Camry? "I love Maxwell House. In 1990, they were the co-primary sponsor on my car. This relationship has ... FULL STORY »

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 ... FULL STORY »



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
2015 NSCS Auto Club 400 Q&A with Michael Waltrip & Ty Norris on Brian Vickers
Posted 03.20.15
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. It's Blood Clot Awareness Month and Brian was here on ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Brian Vickers (Aaron's) - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
Medically, Brian Vickers’ Been Here Before
Posted 03.20.15
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 December, he didn’t miss a beat. The team turned ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Brian Vickers - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Brian Vickers Sidelined; Brett Moffitt To Drive No. 55 At Auto Club Speedway
Posted 03.20.15
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 blood clots, which will require the 31-year-old driver to begin ...FULL STORY »
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)
Tony Stewart Eliminated From Daytona 500 Win After Early Crash
Posted 02.22.15
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 lap it got away from me, and I got out ...FULL STORY »
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
Michael Waltrip 2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Race Preview
Posted 02.13.15
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 from December heart surgery, MWR founder and co-owner Michael Waltrip ...FULL STORY »
Michael Waltrip , driver of the #55 Aaron's Dream Machine - Alabama National Championship Toyota - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Daytona Bound: Michael Waltrip
Posted 01.27.15
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 Daytona 500 (Sunday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. ET on ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Clint Bowyer (5-hour ENERGY) - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images
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 »
2014 NASCAR Driver Michael Waltrip - Photo Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
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 »


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