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Michael Waltrip will race in the 55th running of the Daytona 500. Waltrip, a two-time winner of the event, raced his way into the race by finishing xx in the first Budweiser Duel on Thursday afternoon.
It will be the 50th time Waltrip has raced at Daytona. He has three wins at the track including wins in the Daytona 500 in 2001 and 2003.
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Waltrip will be driving the No. 26 Toyota of Swan Racing. The car will pay respects to the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting in Newton, CT. Fans can text Newton to 80888 to donate $10 to the Sandy Hook Support Fund.
NASCAR CEO Brian France announced that he and his wife would be donating $50,000 to the fund, which will be matched by the NASCAR foundation.
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CORNELIUS, N.C. – Michael Waltrip Racing today launched its Insider Program that offers all race fans sponsor discounts, specials on merchandise, exclusive pictures and video content plus fan giveaways throughout the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
Fans can access the MWR Insider Program through the CardStar application available on most smartphones. MWR will work on behalf of...
CORNELIUS, N.C. – Danica Patrick isn’t the only female athlete ready to make a splash in Sunday’s 55th running of the Daytona 500.
Michael Waltrip Racing announced today it has hired professional CrossFit competitor Christmas Abbott as a full-time pit crewmember for its NASCAR Sprint Cup operation.
Abbott, 31, will be a “weekend warrior” with MWR, traveling to all NASCAR...
CORNELIUS, N.C.— No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota driver Mark Martin returns to Daytona International Speedway Wednesday in preparation for Thursday’s Daytona Duels that set the starting field for Sunday’s running of the 55th annual Daytona 500.
Martin will start 14th in the second Duel on Thursday. It’s been a tough Speedweeks so far for the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing...
Isn’t hard to believe the Daytona 500 is nearly upon us?
It’s the biggest race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule and will once again kick of the season. Last year, we saw a great race with the return of pack racing and the first ever rained out 500. They had to return on Monday night to race in primetime and as Matt Kenseth take the checkered flag in the Great American...
Christmas Abbott, a 5’3″ 115-pound woman, just made history. She recently signed a contract to become the first woman to ever work in a NASCAR pit crew.
Pit crew, huh? Some of you may be wondering why this is such a big deal. Well consider the fact that the average tire she’ll be changing and carrying during the race account for over half her body weight (60 lbs.), this is...