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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

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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

Kyle Busch says JGR and MWR need to work better together

Kyle Busch would like to see the cars of Joe Gibbs Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing work together in a similar fashion to the cars from Hendrick Motorsports and Stewart-Haas Racing. SHR gets its chassis and engines from Hendrick and...Show More Summary

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: GEICO 500 at Talladega – Race Line-Up

Brian Vickers roared to the Coors Light Pole Award on Saturday afternoon, working the aerodynamic draft to great effect during a qualifying session full of surprises at Talladega Superspeedway. Vickers, driving the Michael Waltrip Racing No. 55 Toyota to a fast lap of 196.129 mph, will start first in Sunday’s GEICO 500 (2 p.m. ET, ESPN), the sixth race [...]

Michael Waltrip pulling a dance/drive double this weekend at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - It's safe to say Michael Waltrip is about to attempt something never before tried in NASCAR history. Drivers have run two races in a day, sometimes even in different states. Drivers have raced one night and run a footrace the next morning. Show More Summary

Non-Chaser Kyle Larson star of this year’s Chase?

Before this year’s NASCAR Chase for Sprint Cup started, if someone would’ve asked me witch non-Chase driver, if any, would win one of the 10 Chase races, I would have figured that driver would’ve come from the Michael Waltrip Racing camp. Clint Bower, perhaps? At this point, I’m pretty sure I’d be reconsidering that prediction, [...]

Will Michael Waltrip Racing Ever Fully Recover from 2013 Debacle at Richmond?

Last year at this time, heading into the final race of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular season at Richmond International Raceway, the future for Michael Waltrip Racing looked bright and certain. Now it appears MWR co-owner Michael...Show More Summary

Hometown Hero Waltrip Hopes For Kentucky Breakthrough

Thought omnipresent at a race track – in either a television studio or walking pit road – Owensboro, Kentucky native Michael Waltrip doesn’t get behind the wheel of a race car all that often anymore. He has people to do that for him, these days. And they’ll represent him at his home track of Kentucky [...]

Several NASCAR teams will show support for Boston victims at STP 400

Roush Fenway and Michael Waltrip Racing cars will have special decals at Sunday's race.        

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