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David Ragan Switches to Michael Waltrip Racing

A lot of changes have been taking place in the NASCAR world over the last few days. For starters, GoDaddy will not be renewing Danica Patrick for their next campaign. In more notable news, David Ragan will be switching over to Michael Waltrip Racing starting next week and will remain for the remainder of the

Cause celeb: race car driver Michael Waltrip

Celeb: Michael Waltrip might have been known for winning the Daytona 500 twice and for breaking down the cars-zooming-in-circles action as a NASCAR analyst for FOX. But that was until the tall and not-exactly-graceful Kentucky native (and brother of racing champ Darrell Waltrip) joined the cast of Season 14 of “Dancing With the Stars,” cha-cha-cha-ing his […]

Michael Waltrip -- 'McDreamy' Has Racing Groupies ... He's Legit On the Track

Patrick Dempsey is making serious strides on the racing circuit -- not only impressing other drivers... but already racking up a solid bunch of race groupies... so says NASCAR legend Michael Waltrip.  The former…

David Ragan to Replace Brian Vickers for Rest of Season Due to Blood Clots

David Ragan's whirlwind season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has taken another turn as it was announced Tuesday that the veteran will drive the Michael Waltrip Racing No. 55 car for the remainder of the 2015 campaign. With Brian Vickers...Show More Summary

David Ragan to substitute for Brian Vickers at Michael Waltrip Racing

Michael Waltrip Racing names David Ragan to drive its No. 55 car for the remainder of the 2015 season. With Brian Vickers uncertain to return, Michael Waltrip Racing needed a veteran driver. And with Joe Gibbs Racing wanting to giveShow More Summary

David Ragan moves to MWR for rest of 2015

By AMANDA VINCENT Michael Waltrip Racing announced on Tuesday morning that David Ragan will drive the organization’s No. 55 Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for the remainder of the 2015 season, beginning with the race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City on May 9. Team co-owner Michael Waltrip will race the car Sunday [...]

Michael Waltrip Racing makes David Ragan move official

David Ragan's move to the No. 55 of Michael Waltrip Racing is official. The team announced the move Tuesday morning. Ragan will move from the No. 18 at Joe Gibbs Racing to the No. 55 at Kansas Speedway on May 9 and finish the year with the team. Show More Summary

David Ragan moving to Michael Waltrip Racing, per report

Michael Waltrip Racing will sign David Ragan to drive its No. 55 car, and Erik Jones will replace Ragan at Joe Gibbs Racing. Although the 2015 season is just a few months old, David Ragan is preparing to join his third team with a move...Show More Summary

Report: David Ragan expected to drive MWR's No. 55 in May

Is David Ragan going to drive for another Toyota team in 2015? According to the Charlotte Observer, Ragan is expected to take over the No. 55 car for Michael Waltrip Racing starting at Kansas Speedway on May 9. The Associated Press first...Show More Summary

So how much does a NASCAR crewmember make?

Glad you asked. Try $160,000 a year for one of the guys that goes over the wall and changes tires during the race. That figure, as reported by ESPN, comes from a lawsuit against Michael Waltrip Racing  by a former tire changer for the team. A former Michael Waltrip Racing tire changer claims he was […]

NASCAR Debris Cautions In Texas Were Probably Caused By Taco Dribble

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

NASCAR doesn't always do the best job of explaining their debris cautions. Today's race at Texas Motor Speedway has a convenient Tex-Mex excuse for any yellow flags that get thrown. Pit lane commentator Michael Waltrip spilled a taco all over Denny Hamlin's car on the grid. Read more...

What's wrong with Michael Waltrip Racing?

A prolonged slump raises questions about Michael Waltrip Racing and its future as a viable contender. Not too long ago everything seemed so promising within Michael Waltrip Racing. After an inauspicious 2007 debut -- which included the...Show More Summary

Toyota-backed Joe Gibbs Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing seeking turnaround

Auto Club Speedway may be Toyota’s home track, but Sunday could be a struggle for the manufacturer. Based in Torrance, Calif. is Toyota's North American headquarters. In Costa Mesa, Calif., is Toyota Racing Development, the central point...Show More Summary

Brett Moffitt joins Front Row Motorsports for 3 Sprint Cup races

For the next three races Brett Moffitt will drive Front Row Motorsports’ No. 34 car. An impressive outing in what was a one-off ride with Michael Waltrip Racing has landed Brett Moffitt a three-race deal with Front Row Motorsports. Driving...Show More Summary

Brett Moffitt to drive No. 34 for Front Row in next 3 races

Brett Moffitt has a ride for NASCAR's western swing. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver will pilot the No. 34 for Front Row Motorsports for the next three races. The No. 34 is open because its original driver, David Ragan, is filling in for Kyle Busch at Joe Gibbs Racing. Show More Summary

Are JGR and MWR on the same page?

The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season saw, overall, at least somewhat lackluster performances from Toyota teams Joe Gibbs Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing. Sure, JGR put all three of its drivers in the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup and Hamlin was one of the final four heading into the season finale at Homestead-Miami [...]

Brian Vickers cleared to return for third race of season

Brian Vickers' absence from the Sprint Cup Series in 2015 doesn't look like it'll be too lengthy. Michael Waltrip Racing announced Wednesday that Vickers has been cleared to return at Las Vegas for the race on March 8. It's the third...Show More Summary

Michael Waltrip Racing sued by former tire changer

Brandon Hopkins, a former tire changer for Michael Waltrip Racing, is suing the team because he says MWR prevented him from finding work with other teams. Hopkins said he hurt his shoulder in 2013 while changing tires for Clint Bowyer's No. Show More Summary

Michael Waltrip, Jeff Burton obvious choices to fill-in for Brian Vickers

As previously announced, Brian Vickers, driver of the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, is expected to miss the beginning of the 2015 Sprint Cup season as he recovers from recent heart surgery. Meanwhile, MWR will be looking for a replacement driver, if the organization hasn’t found one already. [...]

Brian Vickers to miss start of 2015 season

Michael Waltrip Racing announced that Brian Vickers will miss what it termed the "early part" of the 2015 season after complications from a 2010 procedure. In 2010, Vickers missed 25 races because of blood clots in his leg and lungs....Show More Summary

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