Articles tagged ‘Michael Waltrip’

Feb 24

‘Big One’ strikes following lengthy rain delay; eliminates Danica Patrick, others

2014 NSCS Driver Danica Patrick (GoDaddy) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images 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 99 laps consecutively under the green flag following the red flag, chaos erupted on the frontstretch on Lap 146 when Stewart Haas Racing's Kevin Harvick drifted up the track and made contact with Brian Scott, who then made contact with Aric Almirola, which flared a chain-reaction incident that involved 13 cars total. Including Almirola, Harvick and Scott, were the cars of Justin Allgaier, Marcos Ambrose, polesitter Austin Dillon, David Gilliland, ... FULL STORY »

Michael Waltrip 2014 NSCS Daytona 500 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Michael Waltrip (BlueDEF/AAA) - Photo Credit: Getty Images 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 ... FULL STORY »

MWR Announces 2014 Sponsor Lineup

Michael Waltrip announces the sponsors for Michael Waltrip Racing during the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Media Tour - Photo Courtesy of Michael Waltrip Racing ·      AARON’S,  5-HOUR ENERGY & TOYOTA RETURN AS PRIMARY SPONSORS ·         CHARTER & KANSAS STRONG JOIN MWR SPONSOR FAMILY ·         PEAK  & AAA MID-ATLANTIC EXPAND ROLES AT MWR  CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Michael Waltrip Racing announced an expanded sponsorship roster for 2014 today during the ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR, manufacturers talk tech, innovation at Detroit auto show

(left to right): Gene Stefanyshyn, Vice President, Innovation and Racing Development, NASCAR; David Wilson, President and General Manager, Toyota Racing Development, Toyota; Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, Chevrolet and Jamie Allison, Director, Ford Racing, Ford Motor Company talk how the technology helps teams prepare for the races.  (Photo Credit: Jeff Steers / Brooklyn Exponent) DETROIT -- NASCAR, manufacturers and teams have collaborated to make a handful of changes to their cars for the coming season, and though many of the tweaks may be small -- they could wind up paying big dividends. Gene Stefanyshyn, ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR, MIS roar into the North American International Auto Show

Michigan International Speedway Logo MIS will host a superstar panel during Industry Preview  BROOKLYN, Mich. (Jan. 10, 2014) — NASCAR is the leading destination for technology in all of sports. So Michigan International Speedway will host a panel discussion at the North American International Auto ... FULL STORY »

Brandon McReynolds To Drive No. 16 NAPA Toyota For Bill McAnally Racing In 2014

Brandon McReynolds ROSEVILLE, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2014) – ROSEVILLE, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2014) – Brandon McReynolds has been named to drive the Bill McAnally Racing No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West for 2014. The ... FULL STORY »

Michael Waltrip 2013 NSCS Camping World RV Sales 500 Race Preview

2013 NASCAR Driver Michael Waltrip - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images CORNELIUS, N.C. —  Michael Waltrip isn't behind the wheel of the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine often but when he is the two-time Daytona 500 champion is as good as any restrictor plate driver. The 50-year-old’s fourth 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup start ... FULL STORY »

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Bill McAnally Racing brings home Three-Top Eight Finishes at All American Speedway
Posted 10.14.13
Roseville, Calif. –NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Toyota teams kept the race fans that packed grandstands of All American on the edge of their seats. The Toyota / NAPA AUTO PARTS “150” presented by Ace Hardware and Incredible Solutions ran on Saturday October 12th with 24 NASCAR K&N Pro ...FULL STORY »
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Michael Waltrip Racing to Hold Open House on Wednesday
Posted 10.04.13
BCORNELIUS, N.C. — Michael Waltrip Racing will hold an open house at its Cornelius, N.C. race shop on Wednesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Fans may tour the shop, get autographs from MWR drivers and Miss Sprint Cup, enjoy sponsor displays, music, free food and drinks. Waltrip said visitors have given the MWR shop ...FULL STORY »
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MWR Statement Regarding NAPA Announcement to Leave at End of Season
Posted 09.19.13
NAPA Auto Parts Makes Decision to Leave after RIR Scandal “Michael Waltrip Racing respects the decision NAPA announced today following the events at Richmond. There is no doubt, the story of Michael Waltrip Racing begins with NAPA Auto Parts, but there are many more chapters yet to be written. MWR has ...FULL STORY »
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Michael Waltrip Racing Statement
Posted 09.09.13
CORNELIUS, N.C. – Michael Waltrip Racing accepts the penalties issued by NASCAR this evening and plans to move forward in the 2013 season. Michael Waltrip, founder and co-owner of MWR: “What occurred on the No. 55 radio at the end of Saturday night’s race in Richmond was a split-second decision made by team spotter ...FULL STORY »
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Three Car Assault For Bill McAnally Racing In NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Competition
Posted 08.23.13
Roseville, CA– The No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota team with driver Eric Holmes will be making their second appearance at Spokane County Raceway. Holmes will be looking to reprise his last visit to the Airway Heights, WA track by putting the NAPA Toyota Camry into victory lane. Michael Waltrip is ...FULL STORY »
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Michael Waltrip 2013 NKNPSW Spokane County Raceway Preview
Posted 08.20.13
CORNELIUS, N.C. — Two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip flies to Spokane County (Wash.) Raceway this week to compete in Saturday night’s K&N Pro Series West race on the half-mile oval. The founder and co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing will drive the No. 20 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota for Bill McAnally ...FULL STORY »
Michael Waltrip , driver of the #55 Aaron's Dream Machine - Alabama National Championship Toyota - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Michael Waltrip 2013 NSCS Coke Zero 400 Race Preview
Posted 07.02.13
CORNELIUS, N.C.—  If the 2001 & 2003 Daytona 500 champion can be considered a dark horse pick to win Saturday night’s 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway then Michael Waltrip might be a good bet to take home another trophy. The No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota driver won this race ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2013 NSCS Toyota/Save Mart 350 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 06.23.13
Martin Truex Jr. won the 25th annual Toyota/Save Mart 350 at the 1.99-mile Sonoma Raceway road course. The win enabled Truex to record his first victory for Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR), as well as his first win driving a Toyota Camry. Truex last visited victory lane on June 4, 2007 at Dover ...FULL STORY »
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MWR & Aaron’s to Honor NCAA Basketball Champion University of Louisville at Kentucky Speedway Race
Posted 06.12.13
ATLANTA – When NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brian Vickers climbs in the No. 55 Toyota at Kentucky Speedway on June 29 he and his Aaron’s Dream Machine will sport University of Louisville colors and a paint scheme honoring the school’s 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship team. The Cardinal Bird mascot on the ...FULL STORY »

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