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NASCAR Cup: Michael Waltrip Racing settles lawsuit

By AMANDA VINCENT Now-defunct NASCAR premier series race team Michael Waltrip Racing has reached a settlement with former employee Brandon Hopkins, according to a report by Bob Pockrass, NASCAR writer for ESPN. “The parties to this litigation are pleased to announce that they have amicably resolved their disputes in their entirety and wish each other [...]

Watch Old NASCAR Man Michael Waltrip Get Owned On His Own Grid Walk

9 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Look, we’ve all seen old NASCAR dudes hock boner pills as they ride the wave of #brand cash into old age. Today’s Daytona 500 is Fox Sports commentator Michael Waltrip’s last race as a competitor, and comedian Larry the Cable Guy was all too knowledgeable about how NASCAR’s old men continue to make a buck even long… Read more...

Michael Waltrip on his final Daytona 500, 32 years in racing, and broadcasting with Fox

10 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

After 33 years, Michael Waltrip’s NASCAR racing career will come to an end this Sunday (Feb. 26) in the Daytona 500. Waltrip is the last remaining driver of an era who has raced against legends like Petty, Allison, Pearson, Baker and Yarborough. Show More Summary

NASCAR Cup: Daytona 500 Michael Waltrip’s last race

By AMANDA VINCENT The 2017 Daytona 500, scheduled for Feb. 26, 2017, will be the final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race for driver Michael Waltrip. It will be his 30th Daytona 500. The two-time winner of the race will drive a No. 15 Toyota fielded by Premium Motorsports. The team has a charter that will [...]

Michael Waltrip to end driving career after 2017 Daytona 500

Waltrip’s last NASCAR race will occur in next month’s season-opening Daytona 500. The Daytona 500 has represented the highest and lowest points of Michael Waltrip’s career, and fittingly it will also signal the end of his career as a...Show More Summary

2017 Daytona 500 will be Michael Waltrip's final race

Michael Waltrip’s final start will be his 784th in the Cup Series. (Getty) Michael Waltrip’s driving career is officially coming to a close after the 2017 Daytona 500. The part-time driver and full-time broadcaster announced his decision Thursday. Show More Summary

Martin Truex Jr. recovers nicely from MWR debacle

Remember that 2013 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup-related scandal that involved Michael Waltrip Racing and its then-drivers — Clint Bowyer, Martin Truex Jr. and Brian Vickers? You remember, that regular-season finale at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway when Clint Bowyer spun late in the race as the result of a suspicious itchy elbow and Brian [...]

Michael Waltrip On FOX: The Balancing Act Of Analysis & Entertainment

Through Michael Waltrip, the world of NASCAR receives a heavy dose of enthusiasm, humor and experience every weekend of the 38-race Sprint Cup season. Working as a full-time racing analyst, the two-time Daytona 500 champion is part of the three-person group who calls each Camping World Truck and XFINITY Series event on the FOX family of networks. Show More Summary

Martin Truex Jr.: Events of 2014 made me a better driver

SHAWNEE, Kansas – Two years ago it was hard to imagine Martin Truex Jr. as a legitimate championship contender. After he lost his ride at now-defunct Michael Waltrip Racing, Truex found a home at Furniture Row Racing, which needed a driver after Kurt Busch went to Stewart-Haas Racing. Show More Summary

Daytona 500 Latest News, Rumors: Kyle Larson, Michael Waltrip Forced to Back Up Cars after Accident in Practice

Chip Ganassi Racing and BK Racing were both forced to back up cars after an unfortunate six-car accident ahead of Daytona 500.

Kyle Larson, Michael Waltrip to backup cars after practice crash

2 years agoSports / Golf : Devil Ball Golf

With just over 40 minutes left in the second practice session for Thursday’s Can-Am qualifying races, a five-car wreck involving Ryan Newman, Kyle Larson and Michael Waltrip occurred exiting Turn 2. The accident started when the No. 95 of Ty Dillon began dropping oil on the track while running in front of Kurt Busch. Show More Summary

NASCAR charters changing hands

By AMANDA VINCENT Reportedly, three of the 36 initial charters issued by NASCAR to Sprint Cup Series teams have hit the market and quickly been bought or leased. Michael Waltrip Racing, which received two charters for its former No. 15 and No. 55 teams, is no longer in business. As a result, those two charters [...]

Michael Waltrip gets ride from BK Racing for Daytona 500

By AMANDA VINCENT Michael Waltrip may no longer be a team owner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but the semi-retired driver and NASCAR on FOX broadcaster does have a ride for the Feb. 21 running of the Daytona 500 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. He’ll be behind the wheel of the No. 83 Toyota [...]

2015 Reviews: Michael Waltrip Racing

Welcome to our 2015 reviews. Instead of going driver-by-driver we're going to review teams this year. We're starting from the bottom of the standings and working our way up. Rest in peace, Michael Waltrip Racing. Drivers (standings in...Show More Summary

2015 NASCAR Rewind: Clint Bowyer

If any driver’s 2015 season could be described as a rollercoaster, it would be Clint Bowyer’s. The Emporia, Kan., native entered Speedweeks with a new contract with Michael Waltrip Racing and a feeling that he would be able to overcome...Show More Summary

Martin Truex, Jr. Sometimes “Frustrated” at Underdog Label

After being displaced at Michael Waltrip Racing at the end of the 2013 season in the wake of spingate, Martin Truex, Jr. landed at single-car team Furniture Row Racing the following year. In a ride that Kurt Busch took to its best results at that point – 11 top 5s, 15 top 10s and 12th in... The post Martin Truex, Jr. Show More Summary

Michael Waltrip to drive No. 98 at Talladega

By AMANDA VINCENT NASCAR TV personality, team owner and semi-retired driver Michael Waltrip will dust off his driving helmet to compete in Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. He’ll compete from behind the wheel of the No. 98 Toyota entry of Premium Motorsports with support from his own Michael [...]

Michael Waltrip still plans to run Daytona 500

By AMANDA VINCENT Michael Waltrip Racing may be planning to shut down at the end of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season when team co-owner takes his funds elsewhere, specifically Chip Ganassi Racing, but MWR co-owner and namesake Michael Waltrip plans to compete in the 2016 season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. [...]

Michael Waltrip Plans to Race 2016 Daytona 500

While Michael Waltrip Racing may be shutting down at the end of 2015, fans can still expect to see Michael Waltrip in the Great American Race.     As reported by ESPN’s Bob Pockrass, Waltrip plans to compete in the 2016 Daytona 500, with support from Maxwell House that was announced in April. Show More Summary

Holding a Pretty Wheel: NASCAR Sets a Precedent

The hope Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip Racing had any hopes of advancing past the Contender Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup took a significant shot on Wednesday when the team lost its appeal of penalties for an illegal suspension piece confiscated at Chicagoland Speedway. Show More Summary

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