MICHAEL WALTRIP NEWS

Talladega Superspeedway Brings NASCAR Drivers Michael Waltrip and Chase Elliott to Atlanta Braves Game

As guests of Talladega Superspeedway in preparation for Aaron's Dream Weekend (May 2-4), NASCAR drivers Michael Waltrip and Chase Elliott were on hand at the Atlanta Braves Major League baseball game against the New York Mets Wednesday at Turner Field in Atlanta, GA. Waltrip, who won the Aaron's 499 at NASCAR's Most Competitive track in 2003, tossed out the first pitch...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

FSU Honored On Brian Vickers’ Aaron’s 55 NASCAR

FSU his being honored by Aaron's and Michael Waltrip Racing on Brian Vickers' No. 55 NASCAR car. Here's the first look at the Seminoles ride.
Via Gamedayr
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Vickers to drive car celebrating Florida State’s National Championship at Daytona

When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Daytona International Speedway the No. 55 Toyota Camry of Brian Vickers will have a special paint scheme. Vickers will have his Michael Waltrip Racing machine wrapped in the colors of the 2013 NCAA National Champions, the Florida State Seminoles. A logo celebrating Florida State’s championship will be on the hood while MWR sponsor Aaron’s...
Via Tireball.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip and Brian Vickers Team Up For Brand New Aaron's Commercial

Michael Waltrip is known for his humorous character. However, he has notably taken his one-of-a-kind personality to help develop Michael Waltrip Racing from a marketing standpoint. Over the past few years, MWR has teamed up with partners such as Five-Hour Energy, Aaron's and NAPA to create some interesting TV-spots. This year, with Brian Vickers driving the No. 55 Aaron's...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Willie’s Duck Diner paint scheme on Clint Bowyer’s car at Texas

Via Duck Diner Facebook Clint Bowyer will feature a special paint scheme on his No. 15 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota for the Duck Commander 500 NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. Bowyer’s car will feature multiple ventures by the Robertson family, including ‘Willie’s Duck Diner’ which will be prominent on the hood of the car. Willie’s Duck Diner is a restaurant...
Via Tireball.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

MWR cars pay tribute to memory of Bobby Waltrip

To memorialize Bobby, the two Michael Waltrip Racing Toyotas of Clint Bowyer and Brian Vickers are carrying the name "Bobby Waltrip" over their respective driver's doors, as well as decals honoring his memory this weekend at Martinsville Speedway.
Via FOXSports.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip Mistakes Woman For Donna Summer At NASCAR Race (Video)

NASCAR legend Michael Waltrip came across plenty of success during his time behind the wheel, but apparently all his skill didn’t transfer over to his broadcasting position with FOX Sports. While he was doing some prep work on Monday at the Auto Club 400 race, Waltrip thought he saw famous singer Donna Summers and hustled over to see her, even singing one of her more popular songs...
Via NESN.com
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

50 Cent offers to kiss Michael Waltrip if he wins Daytona 500

Last year 50 Cent had that awkward almost kiss moment with Erin Andrews. Now the rapper has told veteran NASCAR driver/owner Michael Waltrip that he would lay one on him if he goes to victory lane. 50 Cent’s company SMS Audio is offering sponsorship to the Swan Racing cars driven by Cole Whitt and Parker Kligerman. Waltrip is a two-time winner of the Daytona 500 but these days...
Via Tireball.com
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Newman clowns on Michael Waltrip in Reddit AMA

Ryan Newman clowned on fellow NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip during a Reddit AMA.
Via Gamedayr
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tall hill to climb: JJ, others have work cut out for them in 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – The Daytona 500’s best battle likely will be between the drivers working their way up from the back of the field. Nine drivers – including former series champions Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart and Bobby Labonte, former Daytona 500 champs Jamie McMurray and Michael Waltrip and last year’s pole winner Danica Patrick – will start at the rear. A look...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Smaller but Fiercer Michael Waltrip Racing Ready for 2014

The wound from last September’s Richmond race will never fully-heal for Michael Waltrip Racing. As much as the team would like to forget their actions from the race, the memory will never fully fade away. However, with the right mindset this team will more than likely move on from the[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Sprint Cup Series Season Preview – #78 Martin Truex, Jr.

The biggest loser from the Richmond Spingate issues for Michael Waltrip Racing was Martin Truex, Jr. He lost his spot in the Chase, lost his sponsor, and then lost his ride as a result. Truex was able to land on his feet with Furniture Row Racing and looks to start[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Nemechek to drive No. 66 car for JRR/MWR compilation

The No. 66 Toyota Camry will be fielded by Michael Waltrip Racing and Jay Robinson Racing in 2014. Team owner Michael Waltrip will start the season behind the wheel of the car in the Daytona 500 scheduled for Feb. 23 but the car will also see Jeff Burton and Joe Nemechek share time behind the wheel. Waltrip, a two-time winner of the Great American race, will also drive the car at...
Via Tireball.com
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR News Roundup – January 30, 2014

Another day of the media tour yielded more information on the plans of some Sprint Cup Series teams. Michael Waltrip Racing made a series of announcements to lead into the start of the season, update on the sponsorship situation for Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and Kyle Busch brings back an old[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Chase Rules, Michael Waltrip Racing, and More News

NASCAR is out with the Chase rules. 16 drivers make the chase.  Win and you are in if you are in the top 30 in points    For each of the first three rounds of the chase if you win a race you move on to the next round. The final four go to the final race with the same exact points and thre highest scoring driver in that final race wins the championship. Clint Bowyer...
Via The Pit Stop
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Norris no longer spotting for MWR after scandal

Ty Norris' days of working as a spotter for Michael Waltrip Racing are over. Norris said Thursday he will no longer be spotting on the stand for MWR following a scandal last season that rocked NASCAR and led to his suspension. Norris was recently reinstated by NASCAR after serving a four-month suspension for his role in attempting to manipulate the outcome of last September...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCASR reinstates Ty Norris of MWR

Ty Norris, an executive with Michael Waltrip Racing, has been reinstated by NASCAR. Norris had been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR on Sept. 9, 2013 as part of a series of penalties assessed to Michael Waltrip Racing for attempting to manipulate a the final regular season race at Richmond International Raceway. Norris will remain on probation and released the following statement...
Via Tireball.com
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR Reinstates Ty Norris

Four months after the Richmond International scandal involving Michael Waltrip Racing, Ty Norris has been reinstated by NASCAR. Norris, who came forth as being the mastermind of the scandal, was suspended after ordering Brian Vickers to pit and change the outcome of the Chase cutoff race and help teammates Martin Truex, Jr. make the Chase for the Sprint Cup final two races. While...
Via Total Sports Blog
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR reinstates suspended MWR executive Norris

NASCAR reinstated Michael Waltrip Racing executive Ty Norris on Thursday, though he remains on indefinite probation. Norris was suspended indefinitely in September after the race team was caught trying to manipulate the finish of a Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway. Norris was heard on radio ordering driver Brian Vickers to pit to help teammate Martin Truex Jr.&...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 NASCAR Grades: Michael Waltrip Racing

In all of NASCAR history there are not many seasons worse than what MWR just had. The Richmond fiasco made them hated among teams, drivers, and fans. The cheating scandal cost them a shot at the championship as Martin Truex Jr. was taken out of the Chase, suffered the biggest fine in NASCAR history, and it led to the loss of a team as a result. Their reprehensible actions gave a...
Via Race Review Online
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

ICYMI: Jeff Burton Joins Michael Waltrip Racing

CORNELIUS, N.C. – Michael Waltrip Racing announced today it has contracted Jeff Burton to test and drive in a select number of races during the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season in the No. 66 Toyota Camry. Burton, a 21-time winner in the Sprint Cup Series begins testing for MWR Dec.[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

MWR hires Jeff Burton as test driver for 2014

Michael Waltrip Racing has hired Jeff Burton as a test driver, with the possibility of running a partial Sprint Cup schedule in 2014. The team will field the No. 66 Toyota for Burton at Las Vegas in March. Additional races for Burton could be scheduled at a later date. Co-owner Michael Waltrip is scheduled to drive the car in the season-opening Daytona 500. MWR said Monday Burton...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Burton to drive limited schedule for MWR in No. 66

Jeff Burton will drive for Michael Waltrip Racing on a part-time basis in 2014. Burton, 46, will drive the No. 66 Toyota Camry for MWR beginning at Las Vegas. Additional races will be announced at a later date. Beginning Dec. 9 at Charlotte, the 21-time winner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will begin testing for MWR. Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 66 Toyota in the Daytona 500...
Via Tireball.com
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnston to be Stewart's crew chief

Chad Johnston has signed on as the new crew chief for Tony Stewart and the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing team. He'll begin his new position in December. "It's a great opportunity for me to be put with someone like Tony Stewart who is a proven winner, a proven champion," Johnston said. "Obviously, the expectations are high so I'm looking forward to prove what...
Via Fox Sports
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Helton stands by NASCAR's Richmond decisions

NASCAR President Mike Helton believes the series took appropriate action against those involved in a cheating scandal before the start of the Chase. By levying harsh penalties against Michael Waltrip Racing, Helton believes there's a clear understanding in the garage that teams cannot manipulate races. Helton called the Sept. 7 race at Richmond ''a defining moment&...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

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