Articles tagged ‘Michael Waltrip’

Feb 22

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 lap it got away from me, and I got out of the gas and couldn't even get the front end caught up when I got out of the gas," explained Stewart. "I'm not sure if Ryan (Blaney) wasn't there, I still was going to hit the fence." Seventh place starter Tony Stewart slipped and lost control of his No. 14 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet exiting Turn 4 and pounded the outside wall, collecting Ryan Blaney in the process. Behind the accident, ... 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 »

Clint Bowyer senses newfound optimism at Michael Waltrip Racing

2014 NSCS Driver Clint Bowyer (5-hour ENERGY) - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images 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 ... FULL STORY »

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Media Tour: Michael Waltrip Racing Q&A

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 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 ... FULL STORY »

Michael Waltrip 2014 NSCS GEICO 500 Race Preview

2014 NASCAR Driver Michael Waltrip - Photo Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images 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. ... FULL STORY »

Christian PaHud Scores Win In Series Debut At Roseville

Christian PaHud Wins Toyota / NAPA AUTO PARTS 150 at All-American (Calif.) Speedway 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 ... 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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Michael Waltrip Racing to Hold Fan Fest on May 21
Posted 05.12.14
CORNELIUS, N.C. — Michael Waltrip Racing will hold a Fan Fest at its Cornelius, N.C. race shop on Wed. May 21, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Fans may tour the shop, get autographs from MWR drivers and Miss Sprint Cup, enjoy sponsor displays, music by country music star Tim Dugger, free food and ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Michael Waltrip (BlueDEF) - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Michael Waltrip 2014 NSCS Aaron’s 499 Race Preview
Posted 04.30.14
CORNELIUS, N.C. — No. 66 BlueDEF Toyota driver Michael Waltrip heads to Talladega Superspeedway for his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of 2014. The Owensboro, Ky., native saw his bid for a third Daytona 500 victory end in a lap 144 crash in February. Waltrip nearly won the October 2012 ...FULL STORY »
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‘Big One’ strikes following lengthy rain delay; eliminates Danica Patrick, others
Posted 02.24.14
The intensity climbed in Sunday's primetime version of the Daytona 500 following nearly a six and a half hour rain delay, which produced some of the best racing of the night, but it also sparked the perfect recipe for the dreaded "big one" at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. After running ...FULL STORY »
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Michael Waltrip 2014 NSCS Daytona 500 Race Preview
Posted 02.14.14
CORNELIUS, N.C. —  No. 66 BlueDEF/AAA Toyota driver Michael Waltrip begins his quest for a third Daytona 500 victory when practice and qualifying begins this weekend for the Feb. 23 Daytona 500. Waltrip and Jeff Burton will drive the No. 66 for Michael Waltrip Racing in a limited number of races. A newly formed partnership ...FULL STORY »

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